Divide Mine Project
The Divide Mine gold prospect is a Carlin-type target located in the Tuscarora Mountains of north-central Nevada, approximately 2 kilometers ESE from Crestview’s Rock Creek property. The Divide property consists of 19 unpatented lode mining claims around the historic Divide Mine.
The Rock Creek, Divide Mine, and Castile Mountain properties are all in the Tuscarora Mountains, located NE of the prolific Carlin Trend in Elko County, NV. The properties are in close proximity to major gold deposits on 3 sides, with Midas approximately 35 km to the WSW, Goldstrike approximately 45 km to the S, and Jerritt Canyon approximately 30 km to the East.
The Divide Mine sits on the eastern flank of a prominent upthrown block exposing sedimentary rocks surrounded by 40-million-year-old volcanic rocks. The sedimentary rocks exposed here are known to closely overlie favourable sedimentary gold mineralization host rocks in the region. Further, the age of the volcanic rocks is coincident with the age of gold and silver mineralization in the region. There is also evidence of intrusions on the property. Fault structures on the east edge of the host block provide conduits for multiple episodes of dikes as well as plumbing for the gold bearing mineral system.
To date, fifty three surface samples (chip, grab, and dump) have been collected
- Fourteen samples yielded values over 0.1 g/t Au with four of those samples containing more than 1 g/t Au (7.67 g/t; 5.04 g/t; 3.29 g/t; and 2.14 g/t Au)
- Additionally, fourteen of the fifty three samples yielded silver values greater than 25 g/t with seven of those samples containing more than 100 g/t (970 g/t; 409 g/t; 312 g/t; 287 g/t; 196 g/t; 187 g/t; and 142 g/t Ag)
The Tertiary volcanic package is exposed in the NE portion of the property, in the area of the historic Divide Mine. The Tertiary package can be divided into three groups:
- intracaldera lithic-rich, rhyolitic ash-flow (Tct) which hosts mineralization
- poorly sorted megabreccia (Tbx)
- small post-mineralization dacite dikes (Tdd).
Exposed in the SW portion of the property, the Paleozoic package
consists of siltstone (Pzs), bedded chert and orthoquartzite (Pzq).
Upon completion of the geological mapping at Divide, three conceptual targets are envisioned at the property, including 1) Blind veins and ore shoots in the volcanic package; 2) Along the unconformity between the Tertiary volcanic rocks and the underlying Paleozoic sedimentary rocks; and 3) Disseminated mineralization in the Paleozoic siliciclastic rocks beneath the historic mine area (Carlin-type).
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