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Yellowknife Gold Project
Clan Zone

The Clan Lake property is located 50 km north of Yellowknife NWT and 10 km south of the Goodwin Lake Property.  Tyhee acquired the property by staking November 2006 and subsequently staked additional contiguous claims in February 2007 and September 2009.  The property consists of seven mineral claims, 100% owned,  totalling 2,809 hectares.  Mineralization is largely constrained to a 6.5 kilometre long, 900 metres wide north-northeast striking domain (open in strike). Significant gold mineralization occurs at the 330, Main and Morel Zones. Mineralization consists of altered, silicified,and sulphidized rocks that generally strike to the northwest and individually may exceed 100 metres in width.

Surface gold were first discovered on the Main Zone by Earl-Jack Syndicate in and subsequently optioned in the same year by Gunnex who drilled the first diamond drill holes.  In 1967 Precambrian Shield Resources excavated an 1150 tonne bulk sample, from the Main Zone Pit, which was trucked to the Discovery Mine for processing and 485 troy ounces of gold was reported to be recovered.
Initial diamond drilling focused on the Main Zone, and totaled 13,034 m in 42 drillholes.   Diamond drillholes results included 4.29 grams of gold per tonne (gpt) over 33.0 metres (m) (CL100), 3.25 gpt over 61.4 m (CL101), 10.39 gpt over 21.5 m (CL103), 15.58 gpt over 11.9 m (CL104). The Main Zone resource is developed from 90 diamond drillholes that total 17,000 metres, confirming mineralization to a depth of 300 metres (open).  Diamond drilling and trenching define the 1100 metre by 300 metre extent of the Main Zone.  The diamond drilling forms the basis for an indicated mineral resource.

The Morel Zone is located 700 m northeast of the Main Zone, and is subparallel to it.  It can be traced for 800 m along strike and in widths up to 100 m wide.  It has not been drilled, and grab samples have yielded multiple assays greater than 1 gpt gold.
The 330 Zone is located 400 m southwest of the Main Zone, and is subparallel to it.  It has been traced on surface and in drilling for 300 metres and in widths up to 18 m.

The property hosts additional showings, such as the Spud, Cub and Iceberg Zones which require follow-up work.

 

Geology

Geologist sampling Clan outcrop

The Clan Lake Zone claims cover a volcanic sequence referred to as the Clan Lake Complex.  There is one principal area of mineralization on the property with numerous showings.  It is believed that at least five of these sub-parallel zones may be related.   The Main Zone is subject to most of the recent work.  It is hosted within a weakly folded and deformed sequence of mafic to felsic volcanic flows, tuffs and breccias.  Gold mineralization is associated with silicification, quartz veining, and quartz breccias with significant pyrrhotite and arsenopyrite disseminations. 

 

 

 

Clan Quartz Veins Visible gold in Clan drill core

 

 

 

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Last updated November 12, 2011