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Occurrence Details

Occurrence Number
115I 105
Occurrence Name
Occurrence Type
Drilled Prospect

General Information

Secondary Commodities: lead, zinc, silver
Deposit Type(s): Vein Polymetallic Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Location(s): 62.316690 N, -137.2784 W
NTS Mapsheet(s): 115I06
Location Comments: Coordinates provided by Triumph Gold in 2020.
Hand Samples Available at YGS: No


Work History

Staked as Homestake cl (75321) in October 1960 by P.F. Guder and optioned to Meridian Synd (Canex, Noranda & Homestake), which performed mapping and geochem sampling and drilled 2 holes (104 m) in 1964. Later optioned to General Enterprises L in 1967 as part of the Revenue property and transferred in 1968 to a new company, Yukon Revenue ML. Kaiser Res L performed grid soil sampling and mapping near this target in 1970 as part of a large program on the adjoining Revenue occurrence.

The claims were optioned in 1983-1984 by Shakwak ECL, which sold its interest in 1985 to Nordac Mg Corp. Nordac performed grid soil sampling later in the year. Chevron Mls L tied on ACK cl (YA91836) to the south in June 1985 and performed geochemical sampling and mapping later in the year. Nordac changed its name to Big Creek Res L and entered a joint venture with Rexford Mls L (Big Creek JV) in 1987.

The In cl (YB25411) were tied on to the south of the Ack cl in January 1989 by B. Harris, who added more In claims in June 1989. In January 1994, the Homestake cl 1-2 (75321-75322) were transferred to ATAC Resources as part of their Golden Revenue property. ATAC performed prospecting at Meridian in 1999.

The Golden Revenue property, including the Meridian occurrence, was further consolidated in 2006 by Northern Freegold Resources. Northern Freegold Resources performed a property wide VTEM and magnetic airborne survey, including the Meridian occurrence, in 2006.

Triumph Gold acquired Northern Freegold Resources in 2015 and the property is now termed the Freegold Mountain Project.

Regional & Property Geology

The occurrence is partly underlain by Yukon-Tanana Terrane (YTT). The rocks of the YTT in this region consist of Early Mississippian metamorphic rocks separated into meta-sedimentary and meta-igneous suites. The meta-sedimentary suite consists of micaceous quartz-feldspar gneiss, schist and quartzite. The meta-igneous package is comprised of biotite-hornblende feldspar gneiss and coarse-grained granodiorite orthogneiss with lesser amphibolite.

The YTT basement rocks are cut by numerous plutonic and volcanic events from the Mesozoic (Allan & Friend, 2018), including:
1. Early Jurassic monzonite to syenite plutonic suites;
2. Mid-Cretaceous Mount Nansen Suite andesite and rhyolite tuff-breccia;
3. Mid-Cretaceous Whitehorse granodiorite;
4. Late Cretaceous Prospector Mountain syenite; and,
5. Quartz feldspar and feldspar hornblende porphyry dykes and plugs.

Mineralization & Results

Minor galena and sphalerite occur in a quartz-carbonate vein zone that cuts chlorite schist and quartz diorite. A 1999 sample of this material returned 0.54 g/t gold, 157.0 g/t silver, 0.5% lead and 0.5% zinc (AR 094102).

Location Map

Last Updated: Dec 16, 2020

Work History

Year Work Type Comment
2006 Airborne Geophysics: Magnetic Property wide survey.
2006 Airborne Geophysics: VTEM Property wide survey.
1999 Geochemistry: Rock Grab samples.
1985 Geochemistry: Soil
1985 Geology: Bedrock Mapping
1970 Geochemistry: Soil
1970 Geology: Bedrock Mapping
1964 Drilling: Diamond Number of holes drilled: 2 Amount of work done: 104 METRES
1964 Geology: Bedrock Mapping

Regional Geology - Terrane

Group: Intermontane
Affinity: W Laurentia
Name: Yukon-Tanana
Realm: peri-Laurentian

Regional Geology - Bedrock

Group/Suite: Whitehorse
Period Max: Cretaceous
Age Max: 112 MA
Period Min: Cretaceous
Age Min: 100 MA
Rock Major: granodiorite
Rock Minor:
Reference: Allan & Friend (2018) - YGS OF 2018-2
Geological Unit (1M): mKW
Geological Unit (250K): mKgW

Assessment Reports that overlap occurrence

Report Number Year Title Worktypes Holes Drilled Meters Drilled
094745 2006 2006 Geophysical Assessment Report on the Freegold Mountain Property Electromagnetic - Airborne Geophysics, Magnetic - Airborne Geophysics
094539 2004 Diamond Drilling at the Golden Revenue Property Big Creek, Nucleus, and Revenue Claim Blocks Diamond - Drilling, Drill Core - Geochemistry 14 1832
060200 1970 Report on the Geophysical and Geochemical Surveys Ram and Bow Claim Groups Electromagnetic - Airborne Geophysics, Magnetic - Airborne Geophysics, Rock - Geochemistry, Soil - Geochemistry
017449 1954 Report on Resistivity Survey on Portion of Big Creek-Bow Creek Area Resistivity - Ground Geophysics

Related References

Number Title Page(s) Document Type
ARMC016627 Land and disposition and mineral deposits chart - Freegold - Big Creek area Geoscience Map (General)
ARMC016626 Geology and mineralization chart - Freegold - Big Creek area Geoscience Map (Geological - Bedrock)
2018-2 Bedrock geological map of the Mount Freegold district, Dawson Range Open File (Geological - Bedrock)
094745 2006 Geophysical Assessment Report on the Freegold Mountain Property Assessment Report

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