CARDSTON – American Creek Resources Ltd. (TSXV: AMK) has reported that it has now completed a 450 line km high-resolution magnetic survey in combination with a LIDAR survey at the company’s 100% owned Dunwell Mine gold and silver property located in the Golden Triangle of British Columbia.
Genesis Aviation Inc. completed the High-Resolution Gradient Magnetometer survey in conjunction with a Three-Dimensional LIDAR survey over the property. This type of magnetic survey is flown by a low altitude helicopter and offers Measured Horizontal and Vertical Gradient data. This makes a significant difference to the magnetic inversion that provides a model at depth. The survey, which was conducted over the whole property, will allow the past, present and future geological and geophysical programs to be correlated with a much higher degree of accuracy than otherwise possible.
The geophysical instruments used were GEM Systems GSMP-35A Potassium Vapor Magnetometers mounted in a Tri-Axal array.
Darren Blaney, CEO and President stated: “We look forward to seeing the results of the recently completed magnetic and Lidar surveys as that new data, combined with our fall 2019 IP data, will greatly expand our understanding of the underground geology and enhance drill placement and targeting. We will also now be able to develop strong correlations between known mineralized zones and future untested targets thus potentially improving our hit ratio as we target these high-grade vein systems with the drill.
We have always thought that the numerous high-grade gold and silver showings associated with the Portland Canal Fissure Zone, that extends through the property for several kilometers down the valley, are related in some meaningful way and are likely part of the same geological event. We will soon be in position to begin proving this with the commencement of the Dunwell Phase II drill program planned for this fall.”
The Dunwell Mine is a high-grade past producing polymetallic mine located just 8 kilometers by road from the shipping town of Stewart, BC. The mine itself is one of dozens of high-grade gold / silver / lead / zinc occurrences that are primarily associated with the Portland Canal Fissure zone that extends for several kilometers through the property. The Dunwell Mine project boasts exceptional logistics and rich mining history with potential for future development. It is located within the Bear River valley which was one of the first areas prospected in the Stewart camp because of its combination of rich veins and easy access due to the low elevation and close proximity to town.
Image of the historic Dunwell Mine which shut down during World War II.