Scottie Resources Corp has 100% interest in the 471.92 hectare Bow property (the “Bow”) located in the Golden Triangle mining district of British Columbia. The Bow is contiguous with the Company’s 100% owned Scottie Gold property which hosts the past producing Scottie Gold mine. The Scottie Gold mine, operated from 1981 to 1985, milled vein material averaging 16.2 g/t gold, producing 95,426 ounces of gold from 183,147 tonnes of mineralization.
The Bow property covers a package of Hazelton Group volcanic rocks in contact with the Summit Lake stock, part of the Texas Creek plutonic suite. This sequence of rocks exhibits similar alteration and mineralization to the former-producing Premier mine 20 kilometres south of the Bow property, and Ascot Resources’ Red Mountain deposit located just east of Stewart.
Several zones of gold-bearing mineralization have been identified on the Bow. Historic work, and recent exploration by Scottie Resources Corp. has been focused on the Bend and Blueberry gold ± silver-cobalt targets. In 2019, Scottie Resources’ drilling program of 1507.9 metres was designed to confirm historical results and expand the known extent of the high-grade gold and silver mineralization on the Bend and Blueberry Veins. The company integrated the historical data and recent 2018 and 2019 exploration work into new structural models to better understand the geometry of mineralization.
1940 metres of drilling, surficial rock sampling, and an induced polarization geophysical survey was completed at Bow during the 2020 season. Excellent results from this campaign can be seen here and here. Assays for several holes and surficial samples are still pending.
The Bend Vein is a quartz-carbonate-chlorite sulphide bearing vein system located in/along the east-northeast trending Bend Fault, whose strike has been traced for more than 700 m. Sulphide mineralization within the vein consists of up to 60% combined pyrrhotite and pyrite, along with minor chalcopyrite and arsenopyrite. Late stage faulting has brecciated the footwall of the Bend Vein, and minor related shears have cut the vein into steeply plunging segments.
A small drill program in 1985 by Esso (1091 m) targeted the Bend vein, where drill results over a 16 m strike-length interval of the vein had an average width of 2 m, with average grades of 22.7 g/t gold and 67.5 g/t silver. This includes a 4.17 m true width interval grading 70.65 g/t gold. Drilling also tested the Blueberry vein, where a 1.59m interval was intersected - averaging 26.59 g/t gold, and 21.83 g/t silver.
Drilling in 2005 by Tenajon (535.7 m) traced the Bend vein structure over 110 m and up to 60 m down-dip. Using only the weighted averages from the 2005 drill core, the zone grades 13.3 g/t Au, 36.7 g/t Ag, 0.25% Co and 0.16% Cu across 1.64m (true width).
In 2019, detailed geological mapping and 15079 metres of diamond drilling was completed on the Bow. From the Bend Vein the results from drill hole SR19-11 include 73.32 g/t gold and 71.01 g/t silver over 4.28 m core length, which includes 152.5 g/t gold and 143.56 g/t silver over 1.89 m. These results exemplify the high-grade gold and silver potential of the Bow Property.
To the east and along strike of the Bend Vein is a large quartz-sericite-pyrite and potassium feldspar alteration zone accompanied by a geochemical Au-Cu-Mo soil anomaly. Further work is planned in this area to test its potential to host a buried mineralized hydrothermal system.
Table 1 – Selected Results from the 2019 Drilling on the Bend Vein target, Bow Property
The highest-grade mineralization at Blueberry occurs within the Blueberry Vein, a moderately dipping, SW striking, chlorite-rich pyrrhotite-pyrite vein. On surface the vein ranges from 0.2 – 2.0 m in width and is situated in a minor shear with minimal displacement. Bounding narrow shears within the hanging wall and footwall of the vein locally control the thickness of the vein, forming rolls in the vein. The orientation of these rolls is typically moderate plunging and trending to the southwest.
A disseminated gold +/- cobalt mineralized zone has also been identified along a north-south striking intermediate volcanic-interbedded siliciclastic contact south of the main Blueberry Vein showing. Mineralization has been traced for 400 metres along this contact and is open to the north and south.
The Blueberry vein was drill tested by Esso in 1984 and Tenajon in 2005. Trenching in 2013 by Decade Resources Ltd. of a 4.5 metre splay-vein off the main Blueberry structure returned numerous high-grade gold results including 23 assays exceeding 500 g/t gold.
Blueberry Vein hole SR19-20 by Scottie Resources in 2019 demonstrates that significant intervals of high-grade mineralization are present within the Blueberry Vein structure, and that they are wider and extend deeper than previously tested. Results include 7.44 g/t gold and 1.29 g/t silver over 34.78 m, which includes 14.29 g/t gold over 14.00 m. The location of the intercept in SR19-20 suggests that there may be a significant splay off of the Blueberry vein, this will be tested with future drilling.
Table 2 – Selected Results from 2019 Drilling on the Blueberry Vein target, Bow Property