The Sanru Project extends approximately 13 km northeast along trend from the Sanru mine, one of the largest production sites of gold in the region. The project area has received little modern exploration with MMAJ stream sediment and soil sampling the only major work carried out to date. Five historic mine workings are located within the tenement, including three clustered in the central part of the licence that are aligned east-west. The easternmost of these, the Mosanru mine workings, are described as characterized by an east-west trending vein. This zone may represent a flexure of a mineralized fault then it may be of a favorable orientation for dilation and potential bonanza grades, as present at the Sanru mine.
Rhyolitic lava covers much of the project area and is considered prospective as a lateral equivalent to the Sanru mine host rocks. The five zones of anomalous gold and arsenic in stream sediment samples defined by the MMAJ’s exploration work indicate a similar signature to that present across the Sanru mine area. Localized follow-up soil sampling results show a northeasterly trend of low-level gold-in-soil anomalies that are associated with a zone of silicification in the eastern part of the area.
The Sanru Project warrants the application of modern exploration techniques and target concepts. The northeasterly projection of the gold-rich Sanru host structure into the Sanru tenement presents an encouraging exploration target for bonanza-type epithermal gold-silver veins.
Japan Gold has proposed a two-stage exploration program at Sanru. Initial low-impact mapping and sampling along the continuation of the Sanru mine structure, followed by scout drill testing.