In summer 2021, we launched the first drill program ever at East Niv, to test highly prospective copper-gold exploration targets. The program resulted in the discovery of a brand new copper-gold porphyry system. Drilling in 2022 will aim to further expany this exciting new discovery.
East Niv is a brand new porphyry centre within a prolific porphyry belt in a Tier 1 jurisdiction.
East Niv is located within a region of the eastern Stikine Terrane that hasn’t seen meaningful exploration since the 1970’s. Lying approximately 15 kilometres west of the Sustut Copper deposit and 40 kilometres south of the Kemess mine complex, the property is far enough off the beaten path to have been overlooked, but close enough to road and power infrastructure to be actionable. The property was acquired by staking in 2018 following a regional database compilation and analysis of Geoscience BC’s Search III airborne geophysical dataset. The property has since been expanded to cover approximately 23,765 hectares following the identification of a number of outcropping mineralized porphyry Cu-Au occurrences.
The Stikine Terrane is host to numerous porphyry deposits and complexes including Kemess (Centerra Gold), Red Chris (Newcrest Mining/Imperial Metals), Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell (“KSM”; Seabridge Gold) and Galore Creek (Newmont/Teck Resources). East Niv lies within an underexplored limb of the eastern Stikine Terrane which has been largely ignored since Falconbridge discovered the Sustut Copper deposit in 1973.
Field work, analysis and compilation of geology, IP chargeability, aeromagnetics and soil/rock geochemistry has resulted in the identification of a number of compelling porphyry Cu-Au targets at East Niv.