Silicon Projects

Property Name

Gibraltar

Koot

Wonah

Completed Phase

Exploration Drilling

Exploration Drilling

Exploration

Current Phase

Resource Estimate / Infill Drilling

Resource Estimate / Infill Drilling

Exploration Drilling

Silicon

Exceptional Applications

Gibraltar

Gibraltar is located approximately 95 kilometers northeast of Cranbrook, BC.  The Gibraltar quartzite unit is located in the foreland thrust zone of the Hughes Range of the Rocky Mountains. It covers a sedimentary clastic-carbonate rock package located near the confluence of Kootenay and White River. Sedimentary rocks generally have a north-northwest strike, but locally a north-northeast strike is prominent. Minor folding was noted in the carbonate sequence immediately adjacent to quartzite unit. Two westerly dipping thrust faults (Hay, Carter, 1988) are believed to run north-south close to the eastern edge of the Gibraltar property.

The Company has completed 5 drill holes at Gibraltar. The holes were located at the Red Cloud quarry that was operated on a small scale in 1967. The objective of the drill program was to test subsurface dimensions of high purity quartzite. 


A one-ton sample of quartzite was from Gibraltar was shipped to an independent lab Dorfner Anzaplan, in Germany, for mineralogical analyses through X-ray diffraction analysis, chemical analyses through X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, grain size distribution, mineral processing analysis, automated optical sorting, and thermal stability testing. The sample was crushed and screened into fractions between 20–120 mm for evaluation of applicability of these fractions as feedstock for metallurgical-grade silicon production.  Results indicate that the material, after comminution and classification fraction, is of high initial purity (99.5 wt.-%), making the fraction chemically suitable as medium quality feedstock material for metallurgical-grade silicon metal production.

Koot

The Koot silicon project is located north of Cranbrook, British Columbia. The high purity quartzite deposit is hosted by Lower Cambrian age Cranbrook Formation, part of the Upper Proterozoic to Lower Cambrian Eager and Cranbrook Formations.  The Koot deposit is classified as a stratabound quartzite silica deposit type that is most likely of a sedimentary origin as a transgressive sandstone strata, and recrystallized by deep burial processes to form quartzite.  Nine drill holes were completed across 50 meter spacings to further expand known mineralization within the North and South zones. Five drill holes were located in the North Zone and were collared in quartzite and ended in quartzite. Four holes collared in the South Zone started in quartzite and two out of four holes ended in quartzite.

Wonah

The Wonah Property (also known as Gibraltar South) is located approximately 90 kilometers northeast of Cranbrook, BC.  The high purity quartzite deposit extends over a strike length of 225 meters.  The property covers a sedimentary clastic-carbonate rock package located near the confluence of the Kootenay and White River in the Mt. Wilson Formation.

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