Exploration on the property dates back to the early 1890’s with numerous gold bearing quartz-sulphide veins discovered by prospectors passing through on their way up to the Klondike Gold Rush via the Chillkoot Trail. These old workings consist mostly of old exploration adits and shafts chasing high-grade gold-bearing quartz-sulphide veins and remain the only preserved record of early historic exploration.
Modern day exploration has occurred since the early 1980’s with Dupont of Canada conducting a large-scale regional exploration prospecting and sampling program in the area.
Regional stream sediment sampling was completed by the Geological Survey of Canada that outlined anomalous Au, As, and Sb in the area as well as parallel to the 100 km northwest-trending regional scale Llewellyn thrust fault.
Noranda Exploration was the first documented company to undertake drilling in the area.
1988 – 2020
Modern day exploration by various junior exploration companies has been ongoing with Bessor Minerals now owning a large consolidated claim package coined the “Golden Eagle” property. Best drill intercepts to date include 10.73 g/t Au and 104.2 g/t Ag over 5.5 m at the Tannis zone.
Target generation led to the staking and first pass reconnaissance exploration program that evaluated the underexplored area south of Bessor Mineral’s Golden Eagle Property. Prospecting grab samples returned values up to 1.03 oz/ton gold and 14.24 oz/ton Silver in quartz veins over a 100 m shear zone that remains open.