SAMJ to date has conducted only preliminary traverses, literature reviews and data searches on the property. An independent consultant team in April 2018 completed preliminary alteration mapping over the property as a series of traverses across documented alteration zones in conjunction with closely spaced sampling. The work program included:
- SWIR spectrometer alteration survey (Plus Minerals) – 157 spectral analyses;
- Surface rock geochemical survey – 142 gold and multi-element analyses (ALS);
The Kamitsue lithocap is exposed over an area of about 950 x 550 m, oriented NW and corresponds to a high hill with 750 m elevation. Discrete domains of silica-K alunite with weak vughy silica alteration locally occur along the ridge top and are surrounded by a wide zone of pyrophyllite±diaspore alteration at lower elevations. Selective grab samples across the lithocap show a strong coincidental Mo-Bi±Se±Te geochemical signature typical of a intermediate to higher levels of a porphyry system.
Sampling of alteration outliers to the main AAA lithocap reported elevated values of 0.58 g/t Au/11.05ppm Mo and 0.14g/t Au/523ppm Mo respectively.
A swarm of E-W and WNW-ESE trending, crystalline LS epithermal quartz veins to the WNW and NW of the AAA lithocap zone returned low to moderate tenor values ranging from <0.1-2.17 g/t Au and <1-16.2 g/t Ag.