Scottie Gold Mine Property

The mineralized veins of the Scottie Gold Mine are hosted within the Early Jurassic Unuk River andesite unit of the Hazelton Group and appear to be derived from a similarly-aged intrusion of the Texas Plutonic suite. This setting is similar to several other precious and base metal deposits in the area, including Snip, Premier-Dilworth, Red Mountain, Brucejack, Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell, Snowfield and Bronson Slope.

At least 13 zones of gold-bearing quartz-carbonate sulphide (pyrite + pyrrhotite ± chalcopyrite ± galena ± sphalerite) veining occur on the property. These veins appear to be localized along sub-parallel shear or fracture zones that are possibly related to emplacement of the nearby Summit Lake stock, which comprises part of the 188-198 Ma Texas Creek plutonic suite. These veins host sulphide-rich shoots with highly anomalous gold values whereas base metal and silver values are, in general, only slightly to moderately enriched. The style of mineralization is characteristic of intrusion-related mesothermal veins.