The LGM project is comprised of 42 contiguous mineral tenures totalling 26,771 ha. Highway 37 is approximately 2.5 km east of the eastern edge of the property, and the Galore Creek access road runs along and through the southern boundary.
A combination of Cu-Au porphyry and gold vein exploration targets have been identified on the property and have had limited exploration since the 1970’s resulting in the discovery of many prospective targets that show mineralogical and geological similarity to important nearby deposits and discoveries.
Map of LGM Targets and Nearby Mineral Occurrences
Lucifer and NULU
Lucifer and NULU are two key anomalies within a group of copper-gold-molybdenum defined targets on the LGM property. This group of similar geochemical anomalies starts with Lucifer in the southwest and spans more than two kilometers to the northeast.
During the 2020 Phase 1 exploration program, a 175-meter reconnaissance soil line 900 meters northeast of the Lucifer target has confirmed the historic gold anomaly. This newly defined target area, named “NULU”, was discovered as a result of following up on two anomalous soil samples taken by Noranda in 1991:
- Sample 131413 reported: 290 ppb Au, 74 ppm Cu, 9 ppm Mo
- Sample 131414 reported: 140 ppb Au, 179 ppm Cu, 4 ppm Mo
These two historical soil samples are situated approximately 105 m from each other along the contour of the slope and have no reported data points between them. The Origen crew collected seven contour soil samples, at 25-meter intervals, approximately 75 meters upslope of the historic Noranda samples. Several samples returned anomalous values in copper, gold, and molybdenum. Included in the new soil sampling series is one sample that returned a high gold value of 303 ppb and coincides with a peak in copper-molybdenum. Further work is required to determine the styles of mineralization generating these patterns and their possible relationship to the Lucifer target 900 meters to the SW and other geochemical anomalies identified by Noranda to the NE.
In light of the geochemically anomalous nature of the reconnaissance soil line, an expanded soil grid, detailed rock sampling, mapping and airborne geophysics of the NULU target was included as one of the priorities in the follow-up phase two program. Results from the Phase 2 exploration program are pending.
The Red Zone is a highly prospective zone that bears geological and structural similarities to mineralization on Evergold Corp.’s neighbouring Snoball Property immediately to the west. The control of mineralization on the adjacent Snoball property is the NW/SE trending Northmore Fault, which locally defines the contact between the Triassic Stuhini Group and the Jurassic Hazelton Group. In addition to defining a geological contact, the Northmore Fault also represents a portion of the B.C. Geological Survey’s “Red Line,” interpreted to be a prospectivity indicator in the Golden Triangle. The “Red Line” occurs at the discontinuity between Triassic Stuhini Group and Jurassic Hazelton Group. On the LGM property part of this is represented by the Northmore Fault, which connects the Snoball showing to the ‘Red Zone’ of the LGM property. Due to the geological significance of the Northmore Fault and the presence of exposed gossans along the Stuhini/Hazelton contact, Origen considers this area to be a priority exploration target.
Exploration has occurred sporadically at the Grizzly zone since 1970, with the latest work program carried out in 2008. The Grizzly prospect is a Cu-Au porphyry target defined by a 1200 m x 500 m Cu-Au soil anomaly. As part of the 2008 work program, the first ever drilling at the Grizzly prospect took place with results returning grades that were not consistent with grades seen on surface, but still produced wider intervals of lower grade gold and copper mineralization. Initial data review and interpretation by Origen’s geological team targets the source of the soil anomaly further upslope from the area of 2008 drilling. Origen field crews visited the Grizzly target area during the 2020 field season to further vector in on the source of the soil anomaly. Field observations suggest that the geological setting is quite complex and further structural analysis is warranted to vector in on the source of the large soil anomaly.