Please join the Calgary Mineral Exploration Group on Friday, November 4th, for a presentation given by Jon Edwards of P2 Gold.
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Date: Friday, November 4th, 2022
Location: Kerby Centre – downtown Calgary (1133 – 7th Ave. SW)
Doors open at 11:30 am
Talk starts at noon
Luncheon for Members: $30
Luncheon Non-members: $35
Talk and Beverage (Coffee, Juice, Pop): $10
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The BAM project was optioned by P2 Gold in the spring of 2020. Historical work focused on delineation of the Jan Copper Zone in the 1960’s, which contained a small but high-grade copper resource; and a further to the south, drilling in the 1980’s on a small surface gold occurrence called the BAM-10 zone. Work on the rest of the property was limited to prospecting, and isolated soil sampling grids. No substantive work has been completed on the property for almost 40 years.
The property covers a large exposure of Devonian ankeritic dolomites along the western side of the claims and diorite/granite of the More Creek Intrusive Complex to the east. Soil geochemistry completed in 2020 discovered the Monarch Gold Zone which measured 1 X 1 kilometers. A small drill program in 2021 showed that the mineralization is hosted within beds of siltstone/sandstones, and conglomerates all of which overlie the dolostone. The gold mineralization is associated with moderate to intense quartz/sericite/pyrite alteration, disseminated and fracture filling pyrite, a broad zone of elevated arsenic and silver, and tellurium in the siltstone/sandstone host rocks but not the conglomerates. Polished sections of core exhibit multiple episodes of brecciation with quartz/carbonate filling, as well as several generations of disseminated pyrite, and a late stage brecciation with pyrite filling. The mineralized host multi-gram gold values starting from surface, however the beds are relatively recessive compared to the dolomite and rarely outcrop so were overlooked by previous workers.
Preliminary interpretation suggests a Galore Creek age (205 ma) alkaline intrusive ascended along the margins of the More Creek Intrusive. The epithermal mineralization seen on the surface is believed to be the upper expression of that alkaline intrusive with the mineralizing fluids travelling along regional structures. The highest grade gold mineralization and alteration are adjacent to NE – SW regional structures and form halos up to 200 meters away. Airborne and ground geophysical surveys show that the mineralizing structures are related to lineaments which extend to depth and are potentially the fluid pathway and/or host porphyry style mineralization. These will be tested as part of the 2023 exploration program.
Jon Edwards B.Sc, BAM Project Manager P2 Gold
Jon Edwards B.Sc is a geologist with 7 years of field experience. Jon has worked at P2 Gold as the BAM Project Manager since 2021, and prior to that worked for a number of companies, including Barkerville Gold, Tudor Gold, and Pretium Resources.