Kiwi Project | AU
Omineca Mining and Metals has an unencumbered 100% interest in the Kiwi property located 70 km northeast of Ross River, in central Yukon. The claims consist of 32 units (652 ha) located 25km west of the North Canol Road which overlie high-grade gold occurrences associated with intrusive rocks and north-west trending structures. Past operators reported in-situ visible gold with analytical values of up to 115 g/t gold and 32 g/t silver reported from a grab sample at the VG Showing.
Kiwi Property Geology and Mineralization
The oldest rocks exposed on the property are sedimentary rocks consisting primarily of black shales of the Road River Formation. These rocks are overlain by volcanic rocks of the mid-Cretaceous South Fork Volcanic Complex. Both of the above units are intruded by dykes and sills of intrusive granite.
Visible gold was discovered on the western bank of Kiwi Creek. The gold occurs within fine white quartz veins in silicified black shale. Two areas of veining occur near the VG Showing, both at or proximal to the granite/shale contacts. Quartz stringers and stock-work veining is common within the VG Showing area but also occur within the entire 135m exposure along Kiwi Creek. Veining occurs within both the shale and granite but is more visible in the granite host rock. Alteration occurs adjacent to veins, at shale/granite contacts and to a lesser extent, along the major structures.
The Kiwi property covers an epithermal gold-silver showing discovered by Teck Corp. in 1997. A gossan was discovered on the western bank of Kiwi Creek while conducting regional exploration of the area. Kiwi Creek is a north-westerly flowing tributary of Kea Creek which flows northerly into the Riddell River. Subsequent examination of the gossan revealed the presence of visible gold. The last recorded work on the property was reported by Teck in 1997 who conducted limited hand trenching and rock geochemical sampling. No previous work is documented in the area but AGIP conducted exploration on an epithermal showing 15 km to the south in the early 1980's.
Updated February 20, 2013