At the Eagle Lake site in south-central British Columbia, Trailbreaker Resources Ltd. has reported the conclusion and outcomes of its Phase 1 exploration program.
Exploration, geological reconnaissance mapping, and a 432-sample Mobile Metal Ion (MMI) soil geochemical survey were all included in the program, which covered a 3 × 3.5-kilometer zone.
The 3.52 g/t Au drill intercept over 9.9 m was one of the historic drill showings that the MMI survey was intended to cover (2011 drill hole MOF-5). The survey discovered a gold, copper, silver, and molybdenum (Au-Cu-Ag-Mo) anomaly that measures 850 by 700 m, exists over MOF-5, and continues east and north into a region with no known prior drilling.
The research team uncovered the historical drill core from the 2011 drill campaign during the 2022 program, which allowed them to evaluate and re-log the mineralization intercepts that contained gold and copper.
Within the MOF-5 gold-bearing interval, which starts at a depth of 253 m, considerable volumes of hydrothermal breccia, quartz-carbonate-potassium feldspar veining, and fault gouge were seen.
These structures, according to Trailbreaker geologists, are typical of a regional-scale fault system that tracks the northwest-trending geological contact between the early Jurassic Takomkane Batholith and the late Triassic Copper Mountain Plutonic Suite. Along this point, the MMI soil anomaly can be found.
A large-scale induced polarization (IP) study, as well as additional MMI soil sampling to the east and north, is advised for the area of the 2022 MMI soil survey to investigate further the surficial manifestation of the auriferous fault zone seen in the drill core at depth. Eagle Lake drilling and geophysical surveying are both subject to permits that have been requested.
Before Trailbreaker generated this target and consolidated the land package, these historic drill intersections had yet to be followed up. We have now confirmed an extensive multi-element soil anomaly over the location of the highest-grade intercepts from previous drilling. Very little historic exploration has been done in this area, and given that the Woodjam copper-gold project lies just to the northwest, we see a lot of potential for growth here.
Daithi Mac Gearailt, CEO, Trailbreaker Resources Ltd.