Fire Creek deep mineralization defined with detailed gravity and MT, Elko County, Nevada


The Fire Creek project is located in Lander County, Nevada, in the northern part
of the Shoshone Range and is associated with the Northern Nevada Rift (NNR). Fire
Creek currently contains a NI 43-101-compliant resource of 1.6 Moz gold. Gold mineralization
occurs within steeply-dipping epithermal veins within Tertiary basalt
flows and intrusives. It is reasonably well known that economic mineralization associated
with the NNR (Fire Creek, Mule Canyon, Buckhorn) exhibit well-defined IP
highs. Due to the loss of resolution with depth inherent in all IP electrode arrays, the
thin vein-type mineralization at depth is difficult to target for drilling. Historically, dipole-
dipole and gradient-array IP/Resistivity and limited gravity data were collected
over much of the property. Many of the well-defined IP sources were associated with
potentially-economic mineralization, while the coarse gravity data indicated a
possible basement high and structural control.

SKU: 2010-08 Category:

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Primary Author

Frank Fritz






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