Base Metal Zone

The Base Metal Target Zone is one of ten (10) breccia pipes located in the Emigrant District. The zone is located in the Emigrant canyon bottom at an elevation of 2,100 meters (6,880 feet). Underground workings at the base metal target consisted of four adits (total length about 91 meters (300 feet) and a 15-meter (50 foot) deep shaft. Samples of mine wastes collected by the U. S. Geological Survey averaged 1.65 opt silver (56.57 gms/T), 0.25% copper, 1.61% lead and 0.67% zinc.(USGS 1983). Several shallow holes are reported with good silver and copper credits. Data from core drilling by Pegasus, hole GE92-1 had an overall average grade of 0.343% copper, 0.796 opt silver, 0.006 opt gold over its entire depth 179 meters (588 feet). Lead and zinc were also observed but not assayed.