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Dixie Halo

Project Overview

  • Location
    Galway, Ireland
  • Commodity
  • Interest
  • Location

    The ~75 km2 Galway Gold property is part of the Dalradian Supergroup metasediments located in the mining friendly jurisdiction of the Republic of Ireland, situated 45 km north-west of the city of Galway and 4 hours driving time from Dublin. The Galway Gold property has been targeted for orogenic and low-sulphidation mineralization based on a number of key features.

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    Key Features

    • Located within the Caledonian (Lower Paleozoic) orogenic zone
    • Favorable lithologies for metal precipitation (chemical traps) within the Dalradian Supergroup metasediments, e.g., graphitic schist, marble
    • Fertile source rocks for gold, i.e., arc volcanics
    • Numerous large-scale fault zones, shears, and cross-cutting faults
    • Evidence for post-collision rifting and volcanism in the Silurian/Devonian in Ireland and neighbouring terranes
    • Known gold occurrences related to shear zones as well as late cross-cutting fault structures, some of which are suggestive of near-surface boiling

    Regional Geology

    Two types of potential gold targets lie within the Galway area. Orogenic lode-gold (a subtype of the mesothermal lode-gold class), and epithermal gold. Orogenic lode-gold targets are characterized by cross-cutting quartz-carbonate ± sulphide veins, typically in shear zones, that formed by regional scale fluid flow due to orogenesis and the accompanying metamorphic dewatering (Goldfarb et al., 2001). Epithermal deposits are near-surface Au-Ag deposits almost exclusively associated with volcanic centers relating to arc volcanism.

    *PL 2646 & 3101 have been surrendered.

    May 2015 - Fieldwork

    Mineral Occurrences


    The Lee occurrence high grade in situ gold values with overlapping soil results with located mineralization (galena, pyrite and minor chalcopyrite).

  • Float samples as high as 195 g/t Au and 240 g/t Ag
  • Similar boulders as high as 195 g/t Au
  • Stream sample values up to 113 ppb Au
  • In Situ Results

  • 1.5 g/t Au to 66 g/t Au
  • 141.4 g/t Ag
  • Dooros

    The Dooros occurence hosts a 3000' anomalous Au zone with copper gold occurrence with strike lengths of up to 120' averaging 1.1% Cu and 5.6 g/t Au.

  • 10.1 g/t au in pyrite veinlets
  • 5.06 g/t au massive pyrite with minor quartz
  • 2.37 g/t au heavily min (py) quartz vein (30%) running through quartzite with minor cross-cutting sulphide veinlets and pyrite disseminations; moderate oxidization
  • Clements Mine
  • Massive sulphides: Max values of 0.5% Cu, 22.5% Pb, 5.2% Zn, 1 g/t Au, Ag present in a NNW trending vein
  • 0.19% Cu, 19.95% Pb, 1.15% Zn, 2.2 g/t Au massive galena, pyrite, minor quartz
  • 0.46% Cu, 19.95% Pb, 5.6% Zn, 0.83 g/t Au
  • Kilmeelickin
  • Breccia zone with Pb, Zn and Ba
  • Max values of 18.3% Pb, 9.7% Zn and 0.1 g/t Au
  • Potential extension of Maameen Trend
  • Maumeen
  • 5.3m @ 0.03% WO3 and max 0.6% Cu
  • Pyrite and minor chalcopyrite, max 0.35% Cu
  • Raigh
  • Fracture hosted pyrite and minor chalcopyrite
  • Teernakill Mine
  • 2.7% Cu with Po, minor sheetlite and Mo
  • Cur
  • Fracture and stratabound pyrite and chalcopyrite
  • Dooghta
  • 4.5 g/t Au present in veins
  • June 2017 - Due Diligence

    Work Plan

  • Detailed compilation of historic data updated into digital formats
  • Systematic approach to locate and assess geochemical pathfinder elements
  • Prospecting, sampling, and mapping of entire property
  • Bulk overburden sampling and heavy mineral concentrate preparation on the Lee, Dooros, and Glenlusk targets
  • Drill target generation
  • Drill program
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