Pluto is in the Kluane region, approximately 100km west of Carmacks.
The property is large, 23km at its widest point, and includes the Venus claims along the northwestern edge.
Almost 16,000 soil samples were taken between 2011 and 2012 by Ryan Gold Corp., identifying four target zones (Charon, Styx, Nyx and Hydra).
StrikePoint work in 2017 included 1,294m of RAB drilling on the Charon and Hydra targets, and also identified the newly discovered Cerberus Zone to the east.
Initial results suggest mineralization is occurring across several lithologies (shallow dipping schists and limestones with metavolcanic dykes) based around Au-Cu-Ag ores.
Comstock QV Project: Gold hosted in quartz-breccias associated metavolcanic rocks with anomalous Ag-Bi-Te. (Quoted from Comstock website)
White Gold Corp Gold hosted in quartz flooded breccias and stockwork veins. Measured and indicated resources range from 840,000 to 1,000,000 ounces of gold grading from 2.7 to 3.19g/t. (Quoted from White Gold Corp website)
Goldcorp Coffee Project: Gold hosted breccia structures or metavolcanic dykeswith quartz Indicated resources of 52.4 million tonnes at an average grade of 1.68g/t Au, containing 2.82 million ounces of gold. (Quoted from Goldcorp website)
Western Copper Casino Project: Copper-Gold porphyry system with mineralization within fractured breccias and wall rocks. Reserves of 4.5 billion lbs copper and 8.9 million ounces of gold.
StrikePoint Gold Pluto Project: Early stage indicates a copper-gold-silver system associated with quartz stockwork and breccias forming along contacts with metavolcanic dykes. associated Bi-Te geochemistry.
The Pluto property is one of the largest in the portfolio, being some 35km x 25km in size.
Property has completed early stage exploration, including soils, mapping and geophysics.
Airborne geophysics identified property-scale arcuate features in the northeastern portion of the property, aligning with volcanic units in the field. Could these be ring dykes?
There is a greater theory of the existence of the ‘Carmacks Caldera’, a crater formed as the North American plate drifted over the Yellowstone hotspot.
Mineralization associated with skarn layers that appear to be passing through the topography.
Drill ready to test extent of skarn under the hilltops.
A total of 15,908 soils sampleas were collected over the property, with the strongest anomaly in the northeast corner.
The anomalies are roughly aligned with topography, in bands associating with carbonate skarn geology in the field.
The highest grade soil sample from the entire Ryan Gold program was collected here, at 15.43 g/t Au. Grab samples from the same area included 7.11 g/t Au.
In total, five anomalous zones have been identified, covering an area of 41 km2.
Neighbouring properties with similar geology include Klaza (Rockhaven Resources – 45km to northeast)
Inferred mineral resource estimate including 9.5Mt grading 4.48g/t Au, 89.02g/t Ag, 0.75% Pb and 0.95% Zn in a carbonate skarn system.
The technical information on this website has been approved by Marilyne Lacasse, P. Geo, Project Manager and Qualified Person of StrikePoint Gold.