Teuton Resources Corp. will seek option partners for six of its mineral properties located south of Seabridge Gold’s KSM property and Pretium Resources’ Brucejack property. The six properties lie along the southward continuation of the same geology that hosts many of the deposits on the KSM and Brucejack properties. These include Pretium Resources’ prolific Valley of the Kings deposit and Seabridge Gold’s Deep Kerr deposit. The area covered by the these properties was called the Sulphurets in past years because of the bright yellow, orange and red gossans (zones of oxidation of iron-rich sulfide minerals) that stand out like red thumbs and can be seen for miles around.
“Over the past five years, the northwest Stikine has built its momentum towards becoming the world’s next big mineral province,” said Jeff Kyba, Northwest regional geologist for the British Columbia Government. “People are recognizing that these deposits have high-grade roots and big extensions they never thought were there.”
Kyba has suggested that the geological contact between Triassic-age Stuhini rocks and younger Jurassic-age Hazelton rocks is an important marker for finding large-scale mineral deposits. Geologists Jeff Kyba and Joanne Nelson from the B.C. Geological Survey may have unlocked the secret to world-class porphyry, and intrusion-related gold-copper deposits in northwestern B.C. They’ve discovered that most of the major deposits in the region occur within 2 km of a regional stratigraphic contact, and according to Kyba, there are lithological and structural clues to narrow that window even more.
Kyba has an “open-door” policy on the data he uses, and offers explorers a geological map that highlights the prospective contact as a thick, red line. A map shows Kyba’s favorable contact outlined in red, and also highlights the Sulphurets fault, thought to be related to all of the deposits on the KSM property.
All six of Teuton’s properties south of the KSM and Brucejack lie along or within 2 km of the favorable Stuhini-Hazelton contact (see map). In addition, several of the properties lie along or near the 8-km-long continuation of the Sulphurets fault into Teuton claims.