Canadian Mining Journal


GOLD: ATAC expands target at Rau and begins drilling

2019 phase one work at the Rau gold project. (Image: ATAC Resources)

YUKON – Vancouver-based ATAC Resources has announced the results of the Rau exploration project at the western end of the Rackla gold property 50 km northeast of Keno City, in the Mayo district. Work will be done to follow up on gold, copper and silver targets identified last year.

Initial hand pitting and prospecting returned a strongly anomalous copper-in-soil sample of oxidized polylithic fault breccia with 6.39% copper. Further prospecting 300 metres to the west returned siltstone cut by quartz veins containing 643 g/t silver. Both samples were taken near the intersection of two untested faults. The area of new mineralization is about 800 metres from the Bobcat gold-copper skarn target which recently retuned 6.07 g/t gold with 7.14% copper and 7.37 g/t gold with 5.90% copper.

“Mineralization styles vary throughout the Rau project, and demonstrate the potential for not just high grade gold discoveries, but an entire suite of strategic metals,” said ATAC president and CEO Graham Downs.

More information about the Rackla project is available at