Star Point Project – Consists of 199 lode mining claims located in Pershing County Nevada approximate 65 kilometers southwest of Winnemucca, Nevada on the east side of the Buena Vista Valley. The project area contains three identified targets defined by mapping, sampling and geophysical surveys including; ground gravity, airborne magnetic, airborne radiometric and ground Induced Polarization (IP) / Resistivity.
Star Point – The site of a historic near surface underground copper mining operation underlain by a magnetically defined intrusive rock. The IP-Resistivity survey conducted over the magnetically defined intrusion returned chargeability and resistivity highs. These geophysical responses are considered favourable, possibly reflecting intrusion related copper sulfide mineralization located below the surface copper oxide zone that was historically mined.
The drill target at Star Point, centered on the high-grade copper oxide (tenorite) mine shaft area, is a magnetically defined intrusion associated with a high chargeability and strong conductive IP response. The primary target to be tested is the supergene enrichment zone of copper and primary copper sulfide associated with an intrusion.
Star South – The historic artisanal shallow mining area contains surface copper-gold oxide mineralization (tenorite) along northeast trending faults and along the thrust fault boundary at the surface. The IP-Resistivity survey returned elevated chargeability and the presence of a strong vertically penetrative conductor below the surface oxide copper-gold mineralization.
The central drill target on the mine area is designed to test (shown in white) through the thrust fault into the top of the elevated chargeability and strong conductor, possibly a response from altered and mineralized argillite and carbonates. The western drill target is a follow-up hole (shown in white) to test the shallow and strong chargeability that more likely reflects lower plate carbonates located outside of the historic mine area and concealed under a gravel covers.
HS Canyon – This target was defined by the IP/Resistivity survey which returned a strong chargeability crosscutting the carbonate stratigraphy in the lower plate and interpreted as a downward continuation of surface alteration and gold mineralization. During mapping and sampling, gold mineralization was discovered with a grab sample returning 0.5 g/t Au.
The figure below shows the strong chargeability response of the in lower plate limestone at the contact with the overlying thrust fault.
The planned drill hole (shown in white) will test the strong chargeability response at the downward continuation of surface alteration and gold mineralization into the sulfide zone.