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Geology

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.