The Dixie Halo gold project totals approximately 12,963 hectares and adjoins Great Bear Resource Ltd.'s (TSX-V: GBR) Dixie gold project. Great Bear has reported multiple high-grade discoveries including drill core assaying 16.35 meters of 26.91 g/t Au and more recently 0.70 meters of 1,602.73 g/t Au.
The gold occurrences of Great Bear occur between 0.5 and 1.5 km of the north boundary with Dixie Halo (technical report by C.Lee of SRK Consulting, 2004). All these units can be traced around a fold hinge with the southwest limb of this structure laying within the south portion of the Dixie Halo property.
Historically, the Dixie Halo property had not seen mapping due to overburden cover, with any geological interpretation being based largely on regional airborne data. In 2012 a HELITEM EM/MAG survey was conducted by one of the Dixie Halo vendors. Processing this data resulted in 30 gold and volcanogenic massive sulphide targets being outlined, which is a priority to evaluate for a drilling program anticipated for Q1 2019.
Field reconnaissance carried out by BTU in October, in conjunction with a 1,700 hectare high-resolution drone survey covering the interpreted extension of the Great Bear mineralization trend, is also being used to generate targets for upcoming work.
The "Hinge Offset" thesis, initially developed by BTU Metals advisor Dr. Tony Pryslak, is the main focus for exploration on the Dixie Halo property. This thesis was reinforced with supporting evidence from the Fugro Helitem Survey flown by the vendor of one of the Dixie Halo claim blocks.