Hodgkinson is an exciting gold project with encouraging results from limited drilling.

The project is situated between the Palmer River alluvial gold field (1.35 Moz Au) and the historic Hodgkinson gold field (0.3 Moz Au) and incorporates the Elephant Creek Gold, Peninsula Gold-Copper and Campbell Creek Gold prospects.

Hodgkinson has been extensively explored for tungsten, owing to its proximity to the Watershed (70kt WO3) and Mt Carbine (62kt WO3) tungsten deposits, but underexplored for gold. BHP-Utah International completed stream sediment sampling across the project in the late 1980’s and confirmed that the area was anomalous in gold as well as tungsten.

The project is comprised of two blocks: Campbell Creek and Elephant Creek.

Campbell Creek is the top of the Palmer River watershed. The Palmer River Gold Field produced over 1.35 Moz since discovery, largely from alluvial gravels. A significant hard rock source for the alluvial gold has not been discovered.

Elephant Creek is located on the margins of the Desailly Granite. The prospect is situated at the junction of two significant regional faults. Limited historic drilling has intersected:

  • IVRC2016_01 – 8m @ 13.43 g/t Au (from 15m) (including 4m @ 26.39 g/t Au);
  • IVRC2016_04 – 8m @ 3.37 g/t Au (from 42m);
  • IVRC2016_06 – 14m @ 2.56 g/t Au (from 28m);
  • GABP019 – 4m @ 14.55 g/t Au (from 12m); and
  • CRC35 – 19m @ 2.14 g/t Au (from 27m)