OK2 Minerals announce surface sampling results from the Kinskuch Property have now been received. Field crews completed a month long mapping plus silt and rock sampling program which included visiting all three targets within the Kinskuch claim package: Big Bulk, Golden Mickey, and the VMS claims. More than 300 rock samples and five silt samples have been collected to date in 2017.
The 2017 program was designed to test a new interpretation developed in conjunction with the BC Geological Survey (BCGS) and University of British Columbia (UBC) that indicates that the system is tilted with a surface expression of over 3.5 km. Historical work has assumed that the Big Bulk porphyry system is an upright and a lower tonnage alkalic porphyry system. Based on this summer’s exploration, the company now believes the target is a much larger gold rich calc-alkaline porphyry system.
The new interpretation of the porphyry system being tilted on its side, means that deeper core zone alteration and mineralization which is typically tested with deep drilling is now present at surface. Sampling and mapping was focused on identifying and characterizing core zone alteration which consists of sheeted quartz veins with disseminated and vein hosted chalcopyrite within a chlorite altered diorite host. Historical sampling on the property largely targeted what is now believed to be late mineral intrusive bodies and downgraded phyllic alteration zones.
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