Limited Gold Exploration was completed by various companies in the area from the 1960's to the 1980's, as part of regional grass roots programs. This work included air and ground magnetic and EM surveys that defined multiple northwest trending anomalies associated with the gold bearing structures. Limited drilling was completed.
In 2008, two separate drill programs were completed. The first occurred in February and consisted of 2,654 metres of diamond drilling in 17 holes. Eight of the 17 holes were positioned in the so-called B Zone and greatly increased its potential with significant results including 4.61 g/t gold over 15.25 metres in drill hole RR-08-20; and 4.61 g/t gold over 18.05 metres in drill hole RR-08-23. This drilling helped expand the B Zone to a strike length of 700 meters, which also corresponds to strong ground electromagnetic and magnetic geophysical signatures. These anomalies continue on-strike to the northwest beyond the drilling for another 350 meters. Drill results suggested that gold mineralization in the B Zone was increasing in width and grade to the northwest with the better gold values occurring in the westernmost 220 meters of the drilled area. Hole RR-08-20 (4.61 g/t gold over 15.25 meters) was the most north-westerly hole completed and indicated that the B Zone remained completely open along strike and down dip.
Further drilling was conducted in August of 2008. This program consisted of 2,420 metres of diamond drilling in 13 drill holes. Five of these holes were positioned on strike northwest of drill hole RR-08-20 and increased the drilled strike of the B Zone an additional 150 meters. The B Zone has now been defined over a strike length of 850 metres and remains open along strike and down dip.
In 2005 the property was optioned to Mega Precious Metals Inc., (acquired by Yamana Gold in 2015), which completed three rounds of diamond drilling. Mega focussed on two main parallel target areas, the A Zone and the B Zone, and these have received most of work to date. The initial phase of drilling occurred in March of 2006 and consisted of a ten-hole diamond drilling program which tested a 300-meter strike length of the A Zone. Drilling by others in 1984 on the A Zone returned gold values including 5.40 g/t over 4.1 metres, 5.03 g/t over 2.6 metres and 12.59 g/t over 1.32 metres. With the inclusion of 2006 drilling, the A Zone had been expanded to over 750 metres in strike length. Drill results included 30.90 g/t Au over 0.70 meters and 4.04 g/t Au over 2.55 metres, including 7.83 g/t Au over 1.00 metre.