Spring Creek is a high grade molybdenum project that contains fifty-five unpatented claims in a property near Salmon, Lemhi County, Idaho just 2 hrs from the CuMo Project. Original work was done in 1967 with several drill hole intersections. The areas cover a series of molybdenum, silver, and copper-bearing quartz veins together with lead and zinc. The mineralization ranges from 5 to 60 feet in width and a strike length in excess of 3 kilometres.
Property examinations in 2006 outlined at least 25 different quartz veins. Some of the veins have been traced on the surface for up to 10000 ft and a vertical distance in excess of 2000 ft. It has been determined that the veins intersect each other at near right angles and some veins converge to a common focal point. There are indications that this formation produces large pipe-like targets that could produce high yields.
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Four areas of existing mineralization, with previous work have been outlined, and are described below.
Area 1 Contains the intersection of two major veins. Vein #1 averages 6.1m (20 feet) wide with values from underground and surface chip samples ranging from 0.20% to 1.64% MoS2 and Silver values from 17 gms/T to 68.6 gms/T (0.50 to 2.00 oz/t). Vein #2 averages 15.2m (50 feet) in width with values from underground and surface chip samples averaging 0.442% MoS2 and Silver values of 44.6 gms/T (1.30 oz Ag/t).
Trench samples from near the vein intersection gave the following results:
Some historic diamond drill holes in the area indicate multiple vein intersections:
Area 2 Contains four parallel veins of which only one has been tested. It is located 800 meters on strike form Area 1. The area between the two is untested.
A trench sample across vein #1 gave the following results:
Some drill holes in the zone drilling perpendicular to vein direction are:
Area 3 Consists of a number of quartz veins that have been exposed by bulldozing, two of which were sampled with the following results:
Area 4 Contains two major veins as well as a number of other mineralized quartz veins, several of which converge or intersect in a zone on a hill top 2500 feet above Area 3. The main vein is 18.3 meters (60 feet) thick in this area and well mineralized. Examination of the strike and dip of the vein indicates that it would be impossible to connect this vein with the ones on the hilltop unless there is a distinct direction change or fault. Surface trenching indicates the following results:
Overall, the work to date on Spring Creek indicates an extensive area, cut by large, up to 18.3 meters (60 feet), well-mineralized veins that have never been properly mapped and analyzed. Previous work focused on surface exposed small sections of individual veins only.