Ridge Target - 2G Exploration
The Ridge Target was identified after carefully studying a number of exploration criteria, including structural geology, geological mapping and deposit modeling. Rather than being a geophysical or geochemical target, it is a conceptual target. This means that a number of information sources were utilized to indicate that there is a high probability that the target contains a valuable extension of the Thor Deposit to the north. This type of exploration relies on careful collection of data, and above all - the ability to integrate data together and identify compelling indications that the target could host an ore deposit.
Click on the link to the right for a longitudinal showing the Ridge Target >
One of the most compelling indications of a large deposit associated with the Ridge Target is the presence of large "gossans" - or "iron caps" that indicate the presence of a large sulphide deposit in the area. The photograph above shows one of several large seeps in the area that are potential effects of groundwater moving through a large sulphide deposit. This particular seep is almost 1.5 km north of the Blue Bell deposit at Thor. Although it was explored in the early 1980's with some shallow drilling, the source of the gossan was never located.