Trailbreaker Reaches Teck Deal for Gold Copper Property

Generally the items all come collectively on the proper time. One B.C.-based junior explorer simply secured a long-held asset from a serious producer in a low-cost, all-equity deal. Now the junior plans to develop and de-risk that copper-gold property into one thing that rivals its neighbor to the north and others within the district.

Trailbreaker Assets Ltd. (TSX-V: TBK;OTC: APRAF;FRA: KCG) has struck a junior-friendly take care of base metals big Teck Assets Ltd. (TECK:TSX; TECK:NYSE) that sees the junior exploration firm safe 100% of the Takomkane property within the Cariboo mining district of south-central British Columbia.

Trailbreaker Eagle Lake
A property map of the Quesnel terrane in south-central B.C. Supply: Trailbreaker Assets Ltd.

Teck’s largely untested Takomkane property, together with the Eagle Lake property claims Trailbreaker staked by itself, type the 189.9 sq. kilometer Eagle Lake Mission — Trailbreaker’s latest asset.

Eagle Lake is an early-stage porphyry copper-gold and mesothermal gold goal, about 55 kilometers east of Williams Lake.

The Eagle Lake land bundle abuts Consolidated Woodjam Copper Corp.’s (WCC:TSX.V) Woodjam copper-gold (Cu-Au) porphyry undertaking at three totally different factors, two alongside the southern border and one on the western edge (see map). Woodjam hosts a sizeable inferred useful resource of 1.7 billion lb Cu (1.7 Blb) and 968,100 oz Au (968.1 Koz Au).

“It was a really form deal from Teck’s perspective,” Trailbreaker President, CEO and Director Daithi Mac Gearailt advised Streetwise Experiences. “(Eagle Lake) has been on our radar for about two years.”

The worth? Trailbreaker issued 125,000 shares to Teck, and a part of the Eagle Lake undertaking (the world that shaped the Takomkane claims) is topic to a 1% internet smelter royalty payable to the most important.

Promising Technical Efficiency


Golden Sky Minerals Corp. (AUEN:TSX.V; LCKYF:OTC) President and CEO John Newell can also be a technical analyst whose charts and different work will be discovered right here. He has a chart outlining Trailbreaker’s technical share worth efficiency since 2019.

Newell says promoting in Trailbreaker shares has dried up “as traders acknowledge the sum of the elements is larger than the entire.”

Clive Maund, one other technical analyst, sees the same narrative and charges Trailblazer as an “quick speculative purchase” in a Could 18 submit.

He writes: “Trailbreaker inventory appears to be like like excellent worth right here with a really favorable danger / reward ratio since draw back is proscribed whereas upside is limitless, with likelihood that its bettering fundamentals, particularly the information of the acquisition of the Eagle Lake property, will get it shifting in opposition to the background of a sector restoration transfer.”

Mac Gearailt says there’s a historic drill gap on the south Eagle Lake property. He refers to it as a “gold anchor” within the south as Trailbreaker works towards a “gold deposit within the north.”

The outlet, into the Moffat zone, returned 9.9 meters grading 3.52 grams per tonne gold (3.52 g/t Au), beginning at 253 meters downhole.

In 2019, Teck spent about CA$250,000 on a regional-scale until sampling program. Anomalous gold-in-till values had been returned from the southern portion of the Eagle Lake property — the identical space that hosts the mineralized drill gap. But Teck by no means took exploration past these preliminary levels.

Mac Gearailt hesitates to talk for Teck however reckons the dearth of aggression at Takomkane was as a result of bigger firm’s ongoing shift away from exploration. Nonetheless, Trailbreaker’s exploration plans embody drilling, maybe as early as this fall.

In the meantime, Trailbreaker will start to develop on the geochemistry and file for a allow to conduct Induced-Polarization (IP) surveys at Eagle Lake later this month. The surveys ship a present by the bottom and description “chargeable” underground plenty that usually include ore — then it’s a matter of whether or not or not these plenty include financial ore grades.

Subsequent door, Mac Gearailt says Woodjam has had numerous success outlining anomalies at depth utilizing IP after which drilling these targets.

Woodjam Not the Solely Success Story


Woodjam is way from the one success story within the Quesnel terrane, host to a number of of British Columbia’s large-tonnage copper-gold porphyries. These embody: New Gold Inc.’s (NGD:TSX; NGD:NYSE.MKT) Afton mine, Imperial Metals Corp.’s (III:TSX) Mount Polley, Taseko Mines Ltd.’s (TKO:TSX; TGB:NYSE.MKT) Gibraltar, and Centerra Gold Inc.’s (CG:TSX; CADGF:OTCPK) Mount Milligan and Kemess.

Quesnel additionally hosts some advanced-stage gold initiatives, like Spanish Mountain Gold Ltd.’s (SPA:TSX.V) namesake Spanish Mountain undertaking, which has a 4.7 Moz useful resource (measured and indicated).

Eagle Lake will share the highlight with the opposite prized asset within the Trailbreaker fold — the Atsutla Gold undertaking, located about 70 kilometers south of the Yukon-British Columbia border and 130 kilometers northwest of Dease Lake.

Seize samples taken in 2021 throughout exploration work at Atsutla assayed as much as 630 g/t Au and 1,894 grams per tonne silver (1,894 g/t Ag). This system additionally recognized 4 gold zones: Highlands, Christmas Creek, Willie Jack, and Swan.

The declare bundle was lately expanded to barely greater than 400 sq. kilometers. An airborne LiDAR (gentle detection and ranging) survey for Atsutla is within the strategy planning stage and will begin by early summer time.

LiDAR surveys produce high-resolution, 3D representations of the Earth’s floor. These can detect refined topographic modifications that might be geological options like faults or quartz veins (which might include gold).

Trailbreaker is already engaged on permits for an upcoming drill program.

In early Could, the corporate advised traders it had acquired the Connector Gold property within the Merritt space of B.C. The claims are half a kilometer north of the past-producing Brenda copper-molybdenum mine. The property has no underlying royalties.

Traibreaker additionally acquired the 100%-owned Eakin Creek property, about 100 kilometers north of Kamloops. Mac Gearailt says the 16-sq.-kilometer property is in an underexplored portion of the Quesnel terrane that hosts a few of BC’s producing copper and gold mines, akin to New Afton, Highland Valley, and Copper Mountain.

Placer gold was first found in Eakin Creek within the late 1800s, with small-scale placer mining persevering with by to the Nineteen Forties. The onerous rock supply of the placer gold has but to be discovered.

Mac Gearailt, a geologist by coaching, has spent the higher a part of the final twenty years exploring for financial deposits in northeastern B.C. and Yukon. His work led to the invention gap on the Fortunate Strike gold property in Yukon in 2016, which is now being additional explored and de-risked by Golden Sky Minerals.

Northeastern B.C., the Final Frontier


Mac Gearailt calls northeastern B.C. the “final frontier” as a result of lack of exploration that’s occurred within the area.

“The individuals I work with need to discover new discoveries. And once we all began working collectively, that’s the promise we made to one another,” he advised Streetwise Experiences. “We’re eager about pure discoveries.”

Trailbreaker has solely 12.7 million shares excellent — one of many smallest floats within the junior mining house — owing principally to a 20-1 rollback in January 2020 by predecessor firm, Goldstrike Assets Ltd.

Newmont Corp. (NEM:NYSE) nonetheless holds roughly 5% of Trailbreaker as a consequence of a share deal for the Plateau gold property in Yukon, which was found by Mac Gearailt and his crew at Goldstrike in 2016. (Mining financier Eric Sprott additionally held a place at that time however might have since offered off his stake.)

About 30% of Trailbreaker or round 4.2 million shares, stays intently held by administration and insiders.

London-based Idea Capital Administration owns about 11%.

Shares in Trailbreaker closed on Could 17 at CA$0.235.

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