The focus of the 2021 field season for the Cambria property is preparing our high-priority targets for drilling. Detailed geological mapping and sampling are planned on the targets listed below. In addition to surficial work, Scottie Resources Corp. recently purchased a backpack diamond drill in order to economically test high-grade structures exposed at surface with shallow holes.
Black Hills: This past-producer produced 53 tonnes of sorted ore with an average grade of 1.17 g/t gold, 5658 g/t silver, 16.1% lead, 2.92% zinc, and 0.41% copper. Sampling in 2019 within the Black Hills area returned up to 0.392 g/t gold, 5210 g/t silver, 12.4% copper, 6.5% lead, and 8.9% zinc and identified several soil anomalies. In 2020, sampling was completed proximal to the historic workings over an area that was covered by glacial ice during previous work campaigns. Several silver-rich veins were sampled producing up to 1519 g/t silver.
Barney: Sampling in 2019 from a mineralized shear zone with pods of massive arsenopyrite and pyrite produced up to 24.1 g/t gold. In 2020, prospecting identified a gold-bearing fault zone along strike 1 km to the south, warranting further work to link the two structures.
Waterloo North: Field work will focus on delineating the northern extension of the mineralized Redcliff-Montrose gold trend. Prospecting in 2020 identified a large alteration zone at surface proximal to where 2017 drilling intersected a highly altered and mineralized intrusion.
Mount Johnson: Recent geological mapping in the American Creek valley has identified Jurassic-aged Texas Creek intrusions resembling the Premier Porphyry. Geologists will carry out regional mapping in the Mount Johnson area to identify any occurrences of these intrusions that are known feeders to several significant deposits in the Golden Triangle.
In addition to advancing known targets, prospecting will continue in areas of ice-retreat to investigate recently exposed outcrops.