Reviewing Recently Acquired BC Claims
Clarity Gold Corp. (CSE: CLAR) (FSE:27G) is mobilising a field crew to the recently acquired expansion claims at its flagship Empirical Project, located 12 km south of Lillooet, British Columbia.
The crew of three intends to conduct initial ground reconnaissance and sampling where applicable. The objective of the programme will be to review the geology and mineralisation of the recently acquired expansion claims which include eight additional MINFILEs.
James Rogers, CEO of Clarity, said the crew will attempt to locate and verify these historic mineral showings, and assess the suitability of the expansion claims’ exploration program design.
The company will also be conducting a grab sample programme on targeted zones to locate additional areas of interest outside of the original Empirical Project claim group.
“Now that our crew has completed its initial reconnaissance on the Tyber and Gretna Green projects on Vancouver Island, we are very pleased to be mobilising to evaluate the recently acquired mineral claims at our flagship Empirical Project,” Mr Rogers said.
“The Empirical Project now has multiple historic showings and we are looking forward to designing and carrying out field programs to follow up on encouraging historic results.”
The xompany’s flagship gold-copper-molybdenum porphyry project, the Empirical Project, located 12 km south of Lillooet, British Columbia, now totals 10,518 ha.
The Empirical Project is situated in the Cordilleran Continental Arc which hosts 26 significant porphyry deposits, including Imperial Metal Corporation’s historic Huckleberry Mine and Noranda’s historic Babine Porphyry camp. Between 1981 – 1986, six out 15 diamond drill holes intersected gold mineralization, including hole DD81-4 which assayed 3.67 g/t gold over 21 m from 36m.
Previous exploration focused on molybdenite without an understanding or aim of targeting a larger porphyry system.
The recently acquired claims have multiple copper showings in the Southeast, including the Rickhill Showing where six surface rock samples collected in 1959 averaged 0.95% copper over 12.9 meters (Minfile 092INW022). Elevated copper in soil samples indicate that this zone of copper mineralisation may be extended up to a total of 30 m (Skerl, 1959). In 1970, 538 soils were collected with copper intensities ranging between 6 ppm to 212 ppm
The additional ground to the southwest of the Empirical Project consists of two molybdenum showings namely, the Molybdenite Lake and Fyp showings where historic samples taken from quartz veins have assayed up to 0.32% molybdenum and 0.35 g/t gold. Previous work has focused on the area’s molybdenum potential, with minimal exploration for gold.