The retreating Cambria Icefield in B.C.’s Golden Triangle has opened up a new exploration corridor on StrikePoint Gold‘s (TSXV: SKP; US-OTC: STKXF) recently acquired Porter-Idaho silver project.
The project hosts two historic mines called the Silverado mine and the Prosperity-Porter Idaho mine. They lie two km apart on opposite sides of Mt. Rainey. The company theorizes that vein systems obscured until recently by ice cover on the mountain’s peak could connect the two mines.
“Up until the last decade or so a big glacier sat on surface,” StrikePoint CEO Shawn Khunkhun explains, “and that glacier has receded about a kilometre and a half.”
The company is testing its theory with a recently completed drill campaign. It drilled more than 4,300 metres in between, as well as at the historic mine sites, and now awaits results. It wants to confirm historical data and gather geological and structural information.
StrikePoint began the 21-hole drill campaign in mid-August at Prosperity-Porter Idaho; in mid-September it added a second drill rig at the Silverado target.
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