Startrek Property

Project Summary

The Startrek Property is located 20 km east of the town of Gander and 70 km northeast of the idle Beaver Brook Antimony mine in north central Newfoundland. The property consists of 40 claims (1000 ha) that is accessed via the now abandoned rail bed which runs through southern portion of the property.

The underlying property geology consists of Cambrian/Ordovician pelitic sediments and graphitic shale of the Gander Group which to the south are in contact with a Devonian granite. Numerous antimony (Sb), gold (Au), tungsten (W), and arsenic (As) showings are located within 1 to 2 km of the granite contact.

During the late 1980s, the Geological Survey of Newfoundland conducted a regional lake sediment geochemistry survey, the results of which identified a number of highly elevated Sb anomalies in the immediate area of the property. The results from the government survey attracted Noranda Exploration who carried out reconnaissance scale soil sampling on 400 m spaced lines. Noranda outlined six separate Sb and Au anomalies, with the largest being 300 m wide and 2.2 km long with peak values of 365 ppm Sb. Noranda eventually dropped the property and the ground was acquired by Rubicon Minerals Inc.

From 2000 to 2006, Rubicon completed prospecting, trenching and diamond drilling (five widely spaced holes) and identified two mineralized trends named the Startrek and the Stallion, that returned locally strongly anomalous values in Sb, As, and Au. Rubicon eventually dropped the ground which was re-staked by local prospectors who subsequently discovered through trenching several significant Sb showings. In the same area, a number of large (> 1.0 sq. m) boulders were found assaying up to 2.6% Sb.

After acquiring the property in 2014, Sokoman completed ground magnetics, soil sampling and trenching. In 2016, a three-hole diamond drilling program returned anomalous values in Sb and Au.

Due to budgetary limitations, a large number of Sb and Au targets were not tested by Sokoman. In early 2019, Sokoman announced that it had optioned the property to White Metal Resources Inc., who have committed to further exploration on the property, mainly focused on the gold potential.  

Highlights

  • Several significant Sb showings with grab sampling yielding assay results up to 3.80% Sb, and channel sampling returning 5.0 m of 0.67% Sb.
  • Trenching in 2015 exposed the Red Fox Zone directly below a 1600 ppm Sb soil anomaly. Channel sample results returned strong 1.45% Sb values over 3.25 m, including 3.10% Sb over 1.25 m.
  • The highest assay results from the 2016 diamond drilling program include a 1.0 m section that returned 1.62% Sb within a 5.0 m wide section that averaged 0.38% Sb.

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