- Kapa Gold (KAPA) recently did a site visit to the past-producing high-grade Blackhawk Gold Mine
- The site visit was conducted by management and its consulting geologist
- Management was shown many examples of gold, copper, lead, zinc and graphite mineralization
- Kapa Gold (KAPA), along with its subsidiary, is engaged in mineral exploration operations
- Kapa Gold (KAPA) is trading at C$0.05 as of 3:10pm ET
Kapa Gold (KAPA) recently did a site visit to the past-producing high-grade Blackhawk Gold Mine.
The site visit was conducted by management and its consulting geologist.
Consulting geologist, Dr. Allan Miller, spent 3 weeks on-site at Blackhawk. He went with the prime objective of gaining a detailed understanding of the geology and mineralization setting on the eastern section of the property. Dr. Miller identified 3 phases of intrusive rocks that intruded into the limestone. The consequence of the emplacement of this high-temperature intrusive complex into limestone resulted in hydrothermal alteration of the limestone and the intrusive suite. This hydrothermal alteration resulted in copper-bearing skarn formed in the limestone and copper-gold bearing pegmatites and base and precious metal-bearing veins peripheral to the intrusive complex.
Previous mining and exploration data, along with the current geological analysis of Blackhawk, show the second type of fault-controlled mineralization that is characterized by gold with subordinate silver and base metals. Blackhawk is in an arid environment, so mineralized fault zones are accented by intense oxidation and thematization, as shown in the image below.
Heamitized Beds in exposed Limestone
Management was shown many examples of gold, copper, lead, zinc and graphite mineralization while on site and extensive grab samples were collected currently pending assay results.
Additionally, management investigated existing infrastructure and road access to the property, which experienced some damage from recent high precipitation and mechanical weathering in the region. An experienced local San Bernadino contractor has been hired, Lilburn Corporation, to assist with the road rehabilitation and permitting. Lilburn will assist the company to reopen the underground adits at the old Blackhawk mine in order to better evaluate the structure and mineralization of the past-producing Blackhawk mine and the feasibility of underground diamond drilling.
Obtaining road access permits and completing the necessary road work to gain vehicle access to the historic underground mine is currently our top priority. Following this, Kapa will apply for permits required for surface drilling to locate the skarn-type mineralization. Provisional drill targets will be used for our initial permit application and will be further defined once a drone airborne magnetic survey has been completed.
The third type of mineralization, high-grade limestone, is present on the property. This high-purity limestone is similar to currently exploited limestone resources to the west of the Blackhawk property. Evaluation of this mineralization type will be part of the permitting application.
Once the roads and underground adit have been exposed, Kapa will engage a Californian certified underground mining engineer to undertake a full underground inspection, survey and sample program to determine the viability of underground drilling.
Kapa Gold (KAPA), along with its subsidiary, is engaged in mineral exploration operations.
Kapa Gold (KAPA) is trading at C$0.05 as of 3:10pm ET.