The 100% owned Arlington property is located 17 km north of Beaverdell and 67 km south of Kelowna within the Arrow Boundary District of south-central British Columbia. The property consists of three (3) mineral claims covering 1,571 hectares that cover geologically prospective ground immediately north of the historic Beaverdell Mining Camp and the Carmi mine. The success in the Beaverdell and Carmi Camps was a key driver in the early success of the Arlington property in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Origen has entered into an agreement with Jessy Ventures Corp. to acquire a 60% interest in the Arlington property as of September 23, 2021.
On April of 2021 Origen announced that it has increased the size of its Arlington property by 922 hectares through the purchase of the adjacent Fresh Pots claims from 1218802 B.C. Ltd. (For full terms of sale view release April 19th, 2021)
The Arlington property hosts numerous Minfile occurrences identified as structurally controlled polymetallic Ag-Cu-Pb-Zn +/- Au veins predominantly restricted to Anarchist type rocks. Recent work programs included robust property-wide geochemical, mapping and prospecting surveys and a mag-vlf geophysical survey. Results of this work were very encouraging and returned two high-grade select grab samples assaying 221 g/t silver and 11.7 g/t gold*. The analytical and geophysical results further revealed that the polymetallic mineral occurrences have the potential for considerable subsurface continuity between the showings. Further work is required to define these extents.
The Fresh Pots property is comprised of two claims covering 922.1 hectares, covers ground geologically similar to the Arlington property, and is believed to host copper/gold skarn mineralization. Historical Crown grant supporting documents, newspaper articles, and mineral claim survey maps from the late 1890’s detail a series of workings exploiting a ledge of magnetite iron carrying values in copper and gold (Boundary Creek Times, 1899) located north of China Creek and opposite the historic mining camp of Carmi. The China Creek area, including Carmi, was a landmark mining camp in the late 1800’s/early 1900’s and the creek itself reportedly produced placer gold between 1896-1898 that was believed to be sourced from the magnetite iron ledge (The Phoenix Pioneer, 1905). The property is fully road accessible, as it is transected by B.C. Highway 33, and has no record of modern exploration activity. A due diligence site visit conducted by Origen personnel on March 26-28, 2021 readily found and sampled magnetite and copper mineralization. Two grab samples* were taken and the results are as follows:
- Sample Number MJR001 returned 1.55% Copper, 0.31 g/t Gold and 35.8 g/t Silver
- Sample number MJR002 returned 1.625% Copper, 0.42 g/t Gold and 29.4 g/t Silver
*Grab samples are solely designed to show the presence or absence of mineralization and to characterize the mineralization. Grab samples are by definition selective and not intended to provide nor should be construed as a representative indication of grade or mineralization at the Project.
For full details view April 19, 2021 News Release.