by Greg Klein | January 26, 2017
Working to bring new life to an historic region, Golden Dawn Minerals TSXV:GOM announced a 43-101 technical report for a package of 29 small past-producers on January 26. The company plans to acquire the 11,354-hectare Greenwood Area property under a binding letter of intent signed last October. Golden Dawn has already built a substantial portfolio of Greenwood-area assets proximal to the company’s mill.
The new package includes 49 documented mineral showings, with most mineralization classified as copper-gold skarns or skarn-related, according to the report. Previous mining targeted massive sulphide/oxide ores, largely ignoring lower-grade footwall stringer mineralization. As a result, none of the mines exceeds 150 metres in depth, with most stopping before 50 metres.
Golden Dawn sees potential for low- to moderate-grade copper-gold skarn material, as well as iron-rich skarn zones. With other areas of the property underexplored, the company also plans to search for intrusive porphyry deposits that might be sources for the historic showings and mines.
The new assets sit within a 15-kilometre radius of Golden Dawn’s mill, about a six-hour drive east of Vancouver.
Last week the company released assays from underground drilling at Greenwood’s former May Mac mine, which has permitting underway for a bulk sample. Golden Dawn also has permitting in progress to begin trial mining at the nearby Lexington gold-copper mine, which has been on care and maintenance since 2008. Should all go to plan, the company would re-open Greenwood’s Golden Crown mine next year.