Exploring in the southern extents of the Battle Mountain – Eureka trends
The SK Property
The SK Property is a copper-gold porphyry project at the intersection of the well-known Battle Mountain – Eureka (Cortez) trend and Warm Springs Lineament.
It is comprised of 316 unpatented lode claims for a total area of 2,560 hectares.
The Silver King Mine (NNE extent of the SK Property) was discovered in the 1870’s with limited and sporadic production prior to WWII and then drilled by the Anaconda Copper Co. in the early 1980s. Anaconda ceased to exist before they could begin a planned phase-two drilling program.
Later work by smaller companies included an airborne magnetic survey that clearly shows a group of northwest-trending, 28 MA, granodiorite stocks, and an IP survey that indicates wide zones of sulfide mineralization in and around the intrusions.
The Anaconda drilling intersected skarn and porphyry-style copper-gold mineralization and surface expressions of mineralization cover a large area.
Subsequent work through to present consisted of additional higher resolution geophysics, expansion of the soil survey and limited additional drilling.
Five styles of mineralization have been observed to date providing multiple drill targets within a potential porphyry system.
Exploring in the southern extents of the Battle Mountain – Eureka trends where they intersect the Warm Springs Lineament.
Epithermal Ag-Au veins
Sub-epithermal Ag-Au veins
Structurally controlled, sediment-hosted replacement zones
ANATOMY OF A TELESCOPED PORPHYRY CU SYSTEM