The property lies to the north of the Sleeper Mine, Nevada, within a belt of epithermal gold systems related to Miocene bi-modal volcanism. The Kings River property is located on the west range front of the Trout Creek Mountains approximately 65 miles north of Winnemucca, Humboldt County, Nevada.
The Kings River Project consists of an untested epithermal volcanic system, occurring along the west margin of the McDermitt caldera adjacent to the central splay of the Northern Nevada Rift. Tertiary volcanic rocks of a Miocene flow-dome complex crop out along a range front fault zone. Sub-volcanic rhyodacite intrudes breccia bodies formed in the pre-Tertiary basement rocks that are hydrothermally altered, quartz veined, and contain anomalous gold ad silver mineralization. Geophysics, geochemical sampling, and geological mapping has been used to target areas and structures concealed by shallow alluvial cover where bimodal volcanic rocks similar to those found at the Sleeper Mine exist.
Important geologic features that attest to the Properties potential include:
The property is located on the west margin of the McDermitt caldera and directly adjacent to the central splay of Northern Nevada Rift and just north of the truncated west splay (NNR).
Hydrothermal alteration and mineralization are associated with a high-level rhyodacite flow-dome complex associated with the felsic phase of bi-modal Mid-Miocene (~16 Ma) volcanism.
Where Tertiary structures or dikes intrude the Cretaceous granodiorite basement rocks, anomalous to ppm level gold (up to 2.64 ppm) and Ag (up to 140 ppm) surface samples have been obtained.
High-level replacement silicification, epithermal quartz veining/veinlets, and chalcedonic silica masses and fracture fillings are focused along northwest-and northerly-trending structures cutting both Mesozoic basement and Miocene volcanics.
Argillic and sericitic alteration are associated with silicification focused in northwest-and northerly-trending structures and are most intense around and near the rhyodacite domes.
Rock chip sampling indicates the main focus gold mineralization is proximal within the domes, along northwest-trending structural zones. Soil sampling results for Au, As, Sb, and Hg exhibit similar patterns and are strong within the large zones clay alteration with silicification.
A biogeochemical sampling survey is recommended for deeper pediment cover off the southwest range front to define metal content and structural controls at the water table depths in the pediment target area.
The Property has never been drill tested, despite its geologic similarities and proximity to the Sleeper Mine.
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