There was no reported work at the Chivas Gold Zone until 2014, when Thompson and Posescu ran a single 700 m long soil line on a break in slope in the area. Most of the soil samples returned highly anomalous gold values with a high of 11.00 ppm Au, 12.70 ppm Ag and 11.4 ppm Te. During 2016, a large soil sampling program was completed and the Chivas Zone now represents the largest gold-in-soil anomaly on the property of greater than seven square km (3.5 km x 2 km). In addition, Brixton conducted geological mapping and contracted Quantec to survey 15.5 km of Titan24 DC/IP geophysics over the Chivas Zone.
The Chivas Gold Zone is a new large scale multi-million ounce gold target that is drill ready:
- First exploration work in 2014 returned up to 11 g/t Au (soil-talus fines).
- 7 km2 (gold-in-soil + IP high) anomaly and is open to the NW/SE.
- 2016 work included 1306 soils and 15.5km of IP geophysical work and mapping.
- Soil-fines returned up to 16.7 g/t Au in 2016.
- Au-Te-Cu-Ag geochemical signature hosted in Stuhini volcanics.
- Cripple Creek type Au-Ag-Te Epithermal and intrusion-related vein/disseminated type.
- No drilling to date in the area.
The Chivas Zone is dominated by Upper Triassic Stuhini Group mafic volcanics. Two diorite intrusive units that cut the Stuhini rocks were mapped in the area during 2016. These intrusions were not previously recognized. The red-line unconformity boundary was mapped in the area of the gold anomaly.
The Company collected a total of 1,306 soil samples during 2016 at the Chivas Zone returning a high of 6,700 ppb Au. Results have delineated a substantial 7 km2 gold-in-soil anomaly at the Chivas Zone with a predominant northwest trend. The strike length of the anomaly is 3.5 km in a NW/SE trend and up to 2.0 km wide and remains open.
Map of Geochemical Results for Thorn Project:
In 2016, Brixton contracted Quantec Geoscience to run an IP survey over the Chivas area. The IP survey was conducted over 15.5 km of Titan24 DC/IP dipole-dipole array. The seven survey lines were orientated in a north-south direction at 300 m spacing with 50 m stations. The IP survey at the Chivas Zone succeeded in identifying a strong near surface chargeability high anomaly with a 2.4 km strike length and up to 1.8 km in width. The chargeability anomaly is open to the NW/SE and at depth.
Image of Vertical Magnetic Gradient & Structural Interpretation of Thorn Property: