DescriptionBrett West/Bouleau Creek Gold is a road-accessible property that covers 2,347 acres located 26 km west of Vernon, BC.
The western part of the property is known as Brett West, as its location is adjacent to and within 500 metres of the Brett Gold deposit. The eastern portion of the property is known as Bouleau Creek.
A 95.6 g/t gold nugget recovered from 2011 HMC survey
Brett West is directly adjacent to and partially surrounds the Main Shear of the Brett Gold deposit (MINFILE 082LSW110) where 11,970 tonnes grading 39.12 g/t gold have been previously indicated by surface drilling. The property line is less than 500 meters from the Brett Gold deposit.
A 95.6 g/t gold nugget recovered from a HMC survey conducted in 2011 came from a highly altered area that has geological similarities to the Brett deposit. In addition to the high grade, the gold particles in this sample are pristine, angular in shape, and with sharp edges that suggest they are “low transport gold” and have not traveled very far. This further suggests potential for a lode gold deposit close by.
In 2013 a followup HMC survey resulted in an expansion and further delineation of the alteration zone found in 2011. The 2013 field work also resulted in the discovery of a completely new and previously undiscovered target area about 400 metres west from where the 95.6 g/t gold nugget was located during our 2011 fieldwork. The 2013 HMC project produced new assays as high as 9.75 g/t gold from the original target area, and new and very positive results downslope from the newly discovered alteration zone, with three samples yielding 8.0 g/t, 2.29 g/t, and 2.53 g/t gold respectively. These samples were all taken very close together and point to a new target area upslope. Further exploration is required to locate the origin of this gold dispersal plume, and to determine if Brett West is related to and a continuation of the Brett Gold deposit, or an entirely new gold deposit altogether.
Other MINFILES on the Brett West claims include the Gold Star prospect (MINFILE 082LSW130) and Upper Whiteman Creek (MINFILE 082LSW151).
Bouleau CreekThe Bouleau Creek section of the property is adjacent to the eastern side of the Brett Gold deposit and encompasses MINFILES 082LSW069, 082LSW073, and 082LSW046. The Southern zone features gold and silver mineralization over an area of approximately 1,000 by 600 metres. Historical assays documented in AR 21877 are reported to yield up to 34 grams (1.09 ounces) per tonne gold and 286 grams (9.19 ounces) per tonne silver. The Northern Zone includes the Siwash prospect (MINFILE 082LSW046), which extends over an area of gold and silver mineralization measuring 3,000 by 750 metres, and with assays up to 5.55 g/t gold and 16.6 g/t silver (AR 20226).
Geological mapping and rock sampling conducted in 1991 by Inco Exploration and detailed in BC Assessment Report 21877 found two types of quartz veins with anomalous gold and silver. These were described as an older vein type, generally with less than 500 ppb gold, and a younger ''higher grade'' vein type which contains up to 34 grams (1.09 ounces) per tonne gold and 286 grams (9.19 ounces) per tonne silver.
In 2002, a new vein was discovered during a survey by Solomon Resources. Results from the 2002 sampling program yielded assays up to 34.4 grams per tonne gold and 158 grams per tonne silver. The Solomon report concluded that Bouleau ''could form the core project of an overall program of regional exploration for intrusive-related Au-Ag occurrences. Tertiary hosted epithermal gold systems also may be present.''
DisclaimerWarning – This property is offered for mining purposes only and ownership of the title to it does not include ownership of the surface rights or the rights to use the surface for residential or recreational purposes.