Trailbreaker Resources Ltd. (TSXV:TBK) has completed the inaugural diamond drilling exploration at the Eakin Creek gold property in south-central British Columbia (BC). The property, which is wholly owned by Trailbreaker, was subject to a rigorous diamond drilling campaign from May 24 to June 20, 2023.
Daithi Mac Gearailt, CEO of Trailbreaker, commented in a press release: “This was a very well executed program and provided great coverage of our target area. The drill program went over the planned meterage and stayed under budget. I would like to thank our drill contractor, Paycore Drilling, for helping achieve our goals at Eakin Creek.”
Despite planning for 2,000 meters, the company drilled a total of 2,039 meters across eleven distinct diamond drill holes. These holes spanned 750 meters of strike length and reached 800 meters across the strike. Trailbreaker’s team on-site managed the logging and splitting of the NQ-sized drill core, which was subsequently sent to Bureau Veritas in Vancouver for analysis.
Trailbreaker designed the program to investigate both induced polarization (IP) and geochemical anomalies, detected during the 2022 exploration program. It also sought to explore multiple surface gold showings discovered within these anomalies. The analysis results from this exploration are yet to be disclosed.
The Eakin Creek property is situated 100 kilometers north of Kamloops, BC. It is accessible via Highway #24 and through a network of well-kept forest service roads. The property spans 1,610 hectares of terrain with potential for gold, located in the region that drains into the gold-rich Eakin Creek.
Historical factors motivated Trailbreaker’s acquisition of this target. Notably, the historic ‘G Occurrence’ was found on the highway, one of the rare exposed outcroppings on the property. There were also fields of gold-bearing boulder samples, presumed to be local, and an assembly of some of the highest gold-in-till values from regional sampling in BC.
In 2022, Trailbreaker conducted a 10.75 line-kilometer IP survey and a 302-sample Mobile Metal Ion (MMI) soil survey. It also performed prospecting. A 1,000 x 600-meter area presented an Au-Ag-Cu-Sb (gold-silver-copper-antimony) soil anomaly aligning with an IP geophysical anomaly. Furthermore, extensive gold mineralization was identified in bedrock and float samples. The 2023 drilling scheme was formulated to scrutinize this area meticulously.