Canadian Mining Journal


GOLD: Stratabound finds 95 g/t over 1.5 metre at Golden Culvert

Map showing the Main zone and the newly discovered vein to the northwest. (Image: Stratabound Minerals)

YUKON – There is nothing like 95 g/t gold to make a trip to Yukon a pleasure. That is what Stratabound Minerals found during trenching at the Golden Culvert project in the Hylands-Selwyn gold belt in the eastern part of the territory.

Trench TR1923-B yielded 24.41 g/t gold over 6.0 metres, including 95.0 g/t over 1.5 metre. That short interval was the highest grade ever recovered at Golden Culvert. This trench was designed as an extension of an open ended interval of 2.33 g/t gold over 3.0 metres that included 5.23 g/t over 1.0 metre in trench TR1804-H. Stratabound geologists consider both trench intersections to be a new vein – the Mid vein – that occurs between the Main and West 1 veins.

The 2019 summer program allowed Stratabound to extend the Main zone strike length beyond the 1.9 km portion explored to date.

Three other new parallel gold-bearing quartz vein structures were also discovered at Golden Culvert. The best result among these was 12.30 g/t gold over 1.0 metre within 7.26 g/t over 5.0 metres in trench TR1917-B.

A new gold-bearing vein was discovered 7.1 km north of the Main zone during helicopter reconnaissance as was a small outcrop 260 metres to the northwest. Both finds are within highly altered phyllite host rock with sulphide mineralization similar to the Main zone.

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