Trailbreaker Resources Ltd. declared the completion of its Phase 1 exploration program at their Eakin Creek property in south-central British Columbia (BC). The program was created to assess known gold showings and to reduce the risk of future drill operations.
Phase 1 included an induced polarization (IP) and resistivity survey, as well as prospecting and geological reconnaissance, as well as a mobile metal ion (MMI) soil geochemical survey.
Details of the Phase 1 Program (Results Pending)
- 90 prospecting grab samples
- Deep-penetrating IP and resistivity surveys over 11 line-km
- 301 soil samples undergoing MMI analysis, covering a 1.8 × 1.4 km area
About Eakin Creek
Many of British Columbia’s operating copper and gold mines, including the New Afton, Ajax, Mt Polley, Highland Valley, and Copper Mountain mines, are located in the Quesnel tectonic terrane, which includes the Eakin Creek property.
Trailbreaker purchased the Eakin Creek property in March 2022 and now 100% owns it with no underlying royalties or obligations. It lies 100 km north of Kamloops, British Columbia, and can be reached by Highway 24 and well-kept forest service routes. Within the watershed of placer gold-bearing Eakin Creek, the property spans 1,610 hectares (ha) of promising terrain.
Trailbreaker’s Exploration Approach
The Eakin Creek claims contain signs for prospective porphyry-style copper-gold (Cu–Au) mineralization, as well as some of BC’s highest gold grain-count values from government-collected till samples.
Grab samples from float rock sampling have previously yielded gold concentrations of up to 2.60 oz 1.8 kg/ton (89 g/t) (Au).
While there is relatively little outcrop on the site, the previous sampling on a highway-exposed outcrop yielded a 3.0 m chip sample interval grading 3.15 g/t Au within a 14.0 m interval grading 0.9 g/t Au within a 14.0 m interval grading 0.9 g/t Au.
Trailbreaker has opted to use MMI (mobile metal ion) technology to help locate the source of these till and float rock samples. Unlike traditional soil geochemical surveys, MMI analysis detects deeper buried mineralization and provides more concentrated anomalies by measuring metal ions that migrate upward from the bedrock and collect in the surface soil.
Trailbreaker also performed an induced polarization (IP) and resistivity survey to complement the surface geochemical program. Chargeability anomalies may signify zones of disseminated sulfides, which could be associated with gold mineralization, according to IP studies.
Phase 1 prospecting was successful in discovering many historic sample locations, which will assist in validating historic sampling results. Prospecting near the property’s few outcrop exposures revealed sheeted pyrite-bearing quartz veins within an altered diorite block.
The results of these surveys will be used by Trailbreaker to refine drill targets in an area mostly covered by glacial till.
Message from the President
I am very pleased with the progress the exploration team has made in two short weeks at the Eakin Creek property. This work will be essential to determine targets for potential follow-up drilling at Eakin Creek. Stay tuned for further updates as we await assay results and the compilation of the geophysical data.
Daithi Mac Gearailt, President and Chief Executive Officer, Trailbreaker Resources Ltd.