St. Julien Zone
The St. Julien Target zone was first identified in 1885 and has a history of sporadic production up until 1903. It is estimated that 395 ounces of gold were produced between 1901 and 1903. The area contains the major mine workings in the Emigrant Mining district. The St. Julien is covered by 9 patented mineral claims under option to Lucky Minerals. Underground workings at the St. Julien target consisted of twelve adits (total length about 320 meters (1,060 feet)) and three shafts.
Mineralization appears to be confined to a north east trending shear zone that is approximately 400 meters wide and at least 900 meters in length. Workings to the south east on Huckleberry Gulch are also on a highly sheared north east orientated zone, which may be the continuation of the St. Julien zone. If true this would double the strike length to 1800 meters. The original rock composition in the area is difficult to ascertain due to the wide spread argillic alteration that has destroyed original textures.
A total of 27 holes have been drilled on the St. Julien mineralized zone, 5 holes by Duval Corp.in 1973 and 22 reverse circulation holes by Pegasus in 1992. Analysis of the drill results indicates potential for a thick zone grading 1 to 2 gms/T gold and 0.10 to 0.3 % copper. Of the 27 holes, 19 intersected significant gold +/- copper mineralization. The drilling indicates that at higher elevations the wider overall zone breaks into discrete zones/veins that were mined, lower down a stockwork starts to appear resulting in thick intersections of interest, which have not been explored.