- Property Overview
- Yukon: White Gold
- British Columbia: Atlin District
The TAG Gold-Silver Project is Taku Gold's most advanced property
Beyond the company's promising White Gold Prospects, Taku Gold continues to build on the exciting results on its TAG Gold Project in British Columbia, Canada.
The company's most advanced project, the TAG Gold-Silver Project follows a 6.2 km gold-bearing fault that has yielded gold and silver in 67 holes drilled to date. In 2008, trenching revealed values of up to 7.8 grams per ton of gold in an area underlain by a quartz diorite intrusion, suggesting the potential for a large-tonnage open-pit deposit.
Optimal For Year-Round Exploration
Benefiting from the coastal warming effects of the nearby Pacific, this project provides the company with the flexibility for exploration during the winter months.
Outfitted with a fully winterized camp and over 20 kilometres of drill roads, this project is located on Tagish Lake, allowing barging of equipment and supplies from the Yukon.
In 2012, the company plans to undertake a drill program to build on the resource calculation released in 2010.
- 26 claims (2,429 ha)
- Located 35 km due west of Atlin, BC on Taku Arm of Tagish lake
- Winterized, 16-man camp has been built on the property
- Over 11,000 metres drilled to date
- 43-101 Initial Resource Calculation completed
025 Fault Zone Overview
The 025FZ is a highly deformed interval of shearing, quartz veining, stockwork and breccia with disseminated to stringer sulphide mineralization that cuts calcareous sedimentary rocks. Sediment-hosted, structurally controlled gold deposits are some of the world's most significant gold resources. The TAG property shows all the features that characterize these deposit types.
Past Exploration Workt
Between 2006 and 2008, Taku completed airborne geophysical, soil geochemical and prospecting surveys as well as extensive surface trenching and 11,476m of drilling in 69 drill holes. Taku recently announced a 43-101 initial mineral resource estimate from 28 holes drilled on the Main Zone at the far south end of the 025FZ.
The mineral resource estimate includes 250,000 tonnes @ 3.0 grams per tonne ("gpt") gold ("Au") and 12.1gpt silver ("Ag") classified as Indicated mineral resources and a further 400,000 tonnes @ 3.0gpt Au and 9.9gpt Ag classified as Inferred mineral resources. The estimated mineral resources contain 25,736 gold-equivalent ounces (cut) or 26,848 gold-equivalent ounces (uncut) in the Indicated category and 40,705 gold-equivalent ounces (cut) or 42,528 gold-equivalent ounces (uncut) in the Inferred category.
The Tag property remains wide open for further exploration. A new surface showing was discovered in 2008 that returned values up to 7.8gpt Au. This showing is located on the south margin of a quartz diorite intrusion that is well outlined by the airborne magnetic survey. The area underlain by the quartz diorite will be the focus of Taku's 2012 exploration efforts.