FIFTEEN MILE STREAM
Fifteen Mile Stream is located approximately 57km northeast of the central milling facility at Touquoy and is readily accessible by highway. The project lies along the same geological trend as the Company’s other related deposits – Touquoy, Beaver Dam and Cochrane Hill – and all are hosted within the same critical stratigraphy and structure, over a strike length of 80 km.
Gold was discovered at Fifteen Mile Stream in 1867 with production of about 19,400oz documented during 1883-1911. During 1985-88 Pan East Resources drilled 134 diamond drillholes (26,612m) with a further 29 holes (3,741m) drilled in 2011 by Acadian Mining Corporation, now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Atlantic.
Mineral Resource Estimate
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- Mineral Resources have an effective date of February 15, 2019. The Qualified Person for the estimates is Mr. Neil Schofield, MAIG, an employee of FSSI Consultants (Australia) Pty Ltd.
- Mineral Resources are reported at a base case cut-off grade of 0.3 g/t Au. The cut-off grade includes the following considerations: assumption of open pit mining methods; gold price of US $1,400/oz; and an exchange rate of 0.77 US$: CDN$.
- Mineral Resources are reported inclusive of those Mineral Resources that have been converted to Mineral Reserves. Mineral Resources that are not Mineral Reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability.
- Estimates have been rounded and may result in summation differences.
The Phase 3 Resource Expansion diamond drilling program at Fifteen Mile Stream increased in-pit total Measured and Indicated Mineral Resource ounces to 676,000 (at a cut-off grade of 0.3 g/t Au), an increase of 47% or 216,000 ounces between the three deposits of Egerton -Maclean, Hudson and Plenty.
Figure 1: Increase of Measured and Indicated Mineral Resources - FMS
Drilling at Fifteen Mile Stream totalled approximately 35,710 metres at a cost of CAD $7 million representing a cost of CAD $32 per ounce of Measured and Indicated Mineral Resource ounces added.
At Fifteen Mile Stream, mineralization comprises disseminated gold within argillites and greywackes of the Moose River Formation, as well as coarse gold within bedding-parallel quartz veins. Gold mineralization is concentrated in three zones: Egerton-MacLean, Hudson, and Plenty.
The Hudson and Egerton-MacLean Zones lie within the hinge and northern limb of the Fifteen Mile Stream anticline. Secondary folding and fault repetition have led to a larger zone of mineralization in the Egerton-MacLean deposit than in the Hudson deposit. The Plenty Zone is a tabular body within the overturned southern limb of the Fifteen Mile Stream anticline. The anticline that hosts the Egerton-MacLean Zone plunges to the east, with the northern limb dipping moderately at 70° to the north, and the southern limb overturned and dipping steeply northwards.
Exploration at Fifteen Mile Stream in 2019 will continue to test the connection between these zones, as well as investigating the ground between the Egerton-MacLean Zone and the newly-discovered 149 Deposit, 2km to the north-east of Egerton-MacLean.