The Raven target is located at the contact zone at the extreme south eastern portion of the Nugget Stock. The area is underlain by the Devonian to Mississippian age Earn Group and the Early Carboniferous age Keno Hill Quartzite that have been subjected to greenschist facies metamorphism, folding, and thrusting. The Raven target is interpreted to be hosted in a dilatational fracture zone within the Nugget Stock, in close association with the intrusion-metasediment contact.
The Raven target was discovered in 2018 during an evaluation of the Nugget Stock. Soil samples over the Raven target area returned coincident arsenic + bismuth + gold anomalies. Follow up trenching uncovered mineralization at surface with the best trench results returning 3.51 g/t gold over 124 metres. Subsequent drilling (2018, 2019 and 2020) outlined the mineralization for 750 metres along strike and is open at depth and to the east and west.
Mineralization consists of arsenopyrite dominant polymetallic veins. The veins and vein sets are remarkably consistent across Raven and preliminary mapping suggests these mineralized veins occur with steep to moderate dips with West to Southwest strike. Intense shearing deforms the vein sets along an east west orientation that is open along strike in both directions and in particular down dip. Multiple phases of mineralization at Raven have been identified, a fact that underscores the potential for Raven to host a meaningful gold deposit.
A major focus of Victoria’s future exploration plans will be to evaluate the entirety of the Nugget Stock for Eagle-style deposits while continuing to expand the high-grade footprint of Raven.
To date there have been: 6,042 soils, 7493m of trenching, 9647.62m Diamond drilling from 43 holes to define the Raven Zone