TARGETING NEW HORIZONS 2011  YES EXPLORATION SYNDICATE
“ Since the initial White Gold discovery, over 20 junior mining companies have acquired land in the region which has been ...
YUKON TERRITORY
THE YUKON IS STILL VERY UNDER-EXPLORED Image from caseyresearch.com  webpage
WHILE THERE HAVE BEEN SOME GREAT DISCOVERIES… ATAC - OSIRIS (CARLIN GOLD) TARGET UNDERWORLD - WHITE GOLD DEPOSIT Image fro...
…  & ORE DEPOSIT DEVELOPMENTS WHITE GOLD MINTO CASINO CASH MT FREEGOLD WILLIAMS CK MT NANSEN WELLGREEN FARO RED MT WHITEHO...
… THERE’S VAST UNTAPPED POTENTIAL WHITE GOLD MINTO CASINO CASH MT FREEGOLD MT NANSEN WELLGREEN FARO RED MT WHITEHORSE COPP...
… WE’RE FOCUSED ON THE CARMACKS AREA CARMACKS TARGET AREA YUKON
HIGHEST DENSITY OF PORPHYRY AND EPITHERMAL DEPOSITS FOUND IN YUKON MATURE – BUT ONLY SCRATCHING THE SURFACE
… HOW MANY DEPOSITS WERE FORMED BY A MASSIVE HYDROTHERMAL EVENT THAT AFFECTED THE CARMACKS DISTRICT IN THE LATE CRETACEOUS...
CARMACKS AREA RESEARCH HAS SHOWN…
HUGE MAGMATIC EVENT OCCURRED AT CARMACKS  The hydrothermal event was similar in nature and size to that occurring today in...
HYDROTHERMAL EVENT FORMED GOLD DEPOSITS…  “ The results of this study provide evidence for a regional metallogenic event r...
GOLD SOURCE REMAINS ENIGMATIC…  “ The similarity in structural geometry from NW to SE through the Dawson Range Mineral Bel...
(HEAT) SOURCE WAS A MANTLE PLUME  Image from University of Georgia (Dept of Geology) webpage
CARMACKS MANTLE PLUME - RELATED GOLD MODEL “ In Yukon, gold mineralization is related to the Carmacks volcanic units and c...
CARMACKS MANTLE PLUME - GEOPHYSICAL DATA “ a zone of anomalously slow (hot?) mantle detected  teleseismically by Frederiks...
CARMACKS MANTLE PLUME - GEOPHYSICAL SECTION “ The zone of hot mantle appears to extend to depths of 600 km.  Does it repre...
A MANTLE PLUME AT CARMACKS? WHAT GEOLOGICAL SURFACE EXPRESSION COULD MANIFEST ABOVE A MANTLE PLUME? A COLLAPSED CALDERA SI...
LIHIR ISLAND COLLAPSED CALDERA Ladolam Gold Deposit 65 MILLION OZ “ Many economically important ore deposits   in the west...
IS THERE A COLLAPSED CALDERA  AT CARMACKS? Hmmm... YES! Image from wikipedia.org webpage
CARMACKS COLLAPSED CALDERA CARMACKS CALDERA LOCATED HERE
SOUTH YUKON >99 th  PERCENTILE GOLD ANOMALIES X  >100ppb Au X  >200ppb Au X  >300ppb Au STRONGEST GROUP OF GOLD ANOMALIES ...
AURORA GEOSCIENCES – RGS PCA ANALYSIS CALDERA HAS STRONGEST PCA ANOMALY IN YUKON Au-U-Pb-Mo DOMINANT PRINCIPAL COMPONENT A...
AMPHITHEATRE STRUCTURE Image from www.jes.com.au
INTERIOR STRUCTURES / VENTS / DOMES
SOUTH WEST WALL MODERN RIVER FLOW SOUTH WEST  CALDERA WALL
RECONSTRUCTED IN SHADED RELIEF ANCIENT RIVER FLOW?
RECONSTRUCTED IN SHADED RELIEF
ARCUATE RING FAULTS  TRUNCATED BY FAULT / EROSIONAL FEATURE?
GENERAL OUTLINE OF CALDERA TODAY KLONDIKE HIGHWAY CORRIDOR
UN-GLACIATED TERRAIN BOUNDARY Geochemical profile is affected by  intense surface weathering GLACIAL EROSION OF RIM 22 Ka ...
OUTER RIM EVIDENCE AIRBORNE GEOPHYSICS - RADIOMETRIC POTASSIUM
GRAVITY SIGNATURE
MAGNETIC SIGNATURE
OUTSTANDING STRUCTURAL POTENTIAL MAIN CALDERA STRUCTURAL TRENDS - NW/SE AND NE/SW.  SIMILAR STRUCTURES HOST MOST GOLD DISC...
CALDERA GEOLOGY ULTRAMAFICS  ASSOCIATED WITH  MANTLE PLUMES  AND REE’S
Au GEOCHEMICAL PROFILE MAY BE STRONGER THAN WHAT IS REPORTED DUE TO INTENSE SURFACE WEATHERING ANOMALOUS GOLD IN STREAM SE...
GEOCHEMICAL PROFILE MAY BE STRONGER THAN WHAT IS REPORTED; AS AREA HAS BEEN AFFECTED BY  INTENSE SURFACE WEATHERING ANOMAL...
ANOMALOUS ROCK GEOCHEMISTRY – GSC 1977 LEAD COPPER ARSENIC MERCURY COPPER MERCURY MERCURY MERCURY ZINC LEAD LEAD LEAD ZINC...
ROCK AGE DATES 191 ma 61.2 ma 352.3 ma 63 ma 78 ma 186.2 ma 175 ma 58 ma 187.7 ma 166.2 ma 164 ma 170 ma 68.6 ma 68.32 ma ...
YUKON MINFILE DATA MT. NANSEN – RICHEST Au-Ag DEPOSIT IN YUKON 446,549 t @ ~17g/t AuEQ FLORENCE CREEK  PLACER PGE-GOLD  DE...
YUKON MINFILE DATA TAHTE - Cu-Au PORPHYRY TARGET MACKS COPPER - Cu-Au SKARN TARGET NEW SHOSHONI COLLAPSED CALDERA COMPLEX ...
LAND TENURE QUARTZ  CLAIMS FIRST NATIONS  LAND YES CLAIMS
TARGETING NEW HORIZONS 2011
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  • ‘ HAVE’ not ‘HAS’
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  • WE SHOULD KEEP THE SLIDE….SHOWS SOME SERIOUS SCIENCE BEHIND CALDERA – HOT SPOT - THEORY I will contact her nearer to the date on which I leave…..maybe we could get her to go to the round-up!
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  • What’s with this guy using “Yukon” instead of “the Yukon”?.....THAT’S HOW EVERYONE SAYS YUKON….
  • Is this ~500km OFFSET widely acknowledged?.......YES…ITS YGS’S HYPOTHESIS
  • Good spacer and start TO SHOWING OFF the CC
  • Fine with your changes…
  • Fine with your changes…
  • No…Principle!…….I blocked out the other data for Yukon…..
  • Slide has to stay in place to tell caldera discovery evolution story….
  • Slide has to stay in place to tell caldera discovery evolution story….
  • Slide has to stay in place to tell caldera discovery evolution story….
  • Slide has to stay in place to tell caldera discovery evolution story….
  • Slide has to stay in place to tell caldera discovery evolution story….
  • Slide has to stay in place to tell caldera discovery evolution story….
  • Commentary – Here is the caldera today…notice the lower SW side is distorted because of the shift shown earlier…
  • Commentary – Glaciers were active in the area around the caldera…..a glacier 22 Ka years ago eroded over half of the caldera away…if not for the time it took the glacier to mould its way around the volcanic edifice, the glacial process would have completely destroyed the structure and NO-ONE would have ever found it…..
  • Commentary – Here is evidence of the outer ring dyke (rim) of the caldera from a 1995 airborne survey …potassic alteration is the most common type of alteration associated with the core zones of many intrusion related gold deposits…..the arcing potassic signature in this slide has most likely manifested in the location seen because it is a result of hot potassium rich fluids coming up along the outer ring dyke and as a result has caused potassic alteration to these areas and as a greater result has caused the formation of the Mt Nansen gold deposits that are located in this area of 115I 03….
  • Commentary – Here is the caldera gravity signature….this slide is an important component to proving up the caldera hypothesis… in that all calderas, and even more so, large calderas all have a granitic intrusive body directly beneath the volcanic center…..in the Dawson Range granitic intrusive bodies are highlighted by gravity lows and as such this gravity low (and it circular shape) beneath the caldera center is another indication that we are indeed on top of a large caldera….the intrusion is “the source” for all the mineralization that will be found within the target area.
  • Commentary – Here is the caldera magnetic signature…You can see that is curves with the shape of the caldera….There many targets within the boundaries of the greater caldera…..the central “gas pump handle” anomaly is a main target…..with most YES claim blocks over magnetic highs that occur along structures and at structural junctions…this was an effort to replicate the location of the richest deposit found at Mt Nansen – the Brown-McDade Zone which occurs within a mag high along the edge of a NW trending structure
  • Commentary – The caldera has fabulous structural potential. Both the Landsat imagery and regional magnetics show elongated NW trending lineaments that cut through the center of the caldera….NW trending structures have been identified by the Yukon Geological Survey as the main structural trend that hosts mineralization at White Gold, Coffee, Casino, Mt Freegold….and at Mt Nansen….Secondary NE trending structures have also been linked to gold deposition in the Dawson Range as well….the caldera has both of the these trends…”An intimate association between mineralization and prominent, long-lived, first-order NW–trending regional structures (P shears) and related coeval N- and E–trending structures (R and R’ shears, respectively)”...
  • Commentary – Here is the caldera regional geology….the caldera is not well mapped…the northern portion of the caldera was mapped in the mid 1980’s….the central part was mapped at 1:250,000 scale in the mid 1970’s…this leaves much needed room for new geological mapping and interpretations that will come in the near future…..one interesting aspect of the caldera geology is the ultramafics that are found on the map….ultramafics as such are formed from either an association with a continental rift zone or a mantle plume related caldera…the presence of the UM give more credence that we area dealing with a caldera…..the ultramafics also are known to host REE’s and calderas are supposed to be great places to find REE’s…so the combination of the UM and REE potential may play to out to the benfit of the parties involved…
  • Commentary – Here is the caldera regional geochemistry….the caldera’s geochem profile may be somewhat subdued because of intense surface weathering….rocks at the Tahte porphyry showing were weathered down to 85 meters…such weathering can seriously mask a geochem profile and create a less perspective potential than what actually exists…if the area has a good signature it may wll be VERY good at the end of the day….
  • Commentary – Here is the caldera regional geochemistry….the caldera’s geochem profile may be somewhat subdued because of intense surface weathering….rocks at the Tahte porphyry showing were weathered down to 85 meters…such weathering can seriously mask a geochem profile and create a less perspective potential than what actually exists…if the area has a good signature it may wll be VERY good at the end of the day….
  • Commentary – Here is the caldera regional rock geochemistry….Dirk Tempelman-Kluit did some cursory mapping and sampling over this area in the mid 1970’s….DTK found several (statistically) anomalous concentrations of mineralization within the caldera at or near the locations marked on the map; a very interesting aspect of his rock sampling was that out of the hundreds of sample he took (over three 250,000 scale mapsheets) he got the highest mercury value in the middle of the caldera….and why wouldn’t he it only in the middle of an huge epithermal volcanic center…LOL!
  • Commentary – The caldera regional geochronology shows that some interesting geochemical events took place over the area at the end of the Cretaceous period….this is propbably a reflection of the effects of the Carmacks Magmatic Event that the government is till trying wrap its head around…Here is a quote from a 2010 report on mineralization in the Dawson Range… “ To date our understanding of the overprinting Late Cretaceous magmatic event is limited, however, emplacement of these magmatic products are closely associated with regional NE-trending normal faults that dissect pre-existing mineralization associated with the Early to mid-Cretaceous magmatic belt”
  • Commentary – The caldera has great discovery potential due to the past discoveries at Mt Nansen….Nansen is the richest Au-Ag deposit found in Yukon. The deposit is of intermediate sulfidation geochemistry…that is very similar to Lihir Island, Porgera, Round Mt and Cadia Ridgeway….A PGE – Gold placer occurrence at Florence Creek lends credence to the idea that the caldera is potentially hosting porphyry related gold targets….the UBC MDRU has put out a paper on using PGE as a finger-print for pregnant porphyry systems and the Caldera is fitting the bill so far…
  • Commentary – The caldera also hosts a porphyry Cu-Au target in about the middle of the structure….the Tahte Target hosts anomalous copper and gold in soil and very anomalous silver values in drill core…New Shoshoni Ventures has identified a clay altered zone that has potential to host gold and copper mineralization….the zone is located in what has been interpreted as a collapsed caldera complex…Go Figure! Who’da thunk it! The Macks Copper showing is a very old mineral occurrence that has not had a lot of work over the years because of land tenure issues….the occurrence is quite robust and no company has been able to figure the place out as of yet; hopefully being located on the edge of a collapsed caldera might add some juice to the exploration ideas of the area…
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    1. 1. TARGETING NEW HORIZONS 2011 YES EXPLORATION SYNDICATE
    2. 2. “ Since the initial White Gold discovery, over 20 junior mining companies have acquired land in the region which has been dubbed “The White Gold District”. However, companies focusing their attention solely on the White Gold District may be missing opportunities farther afield when considering the geological similarities to the broader mineralizing event that created the Dawson Range Mineral Belt” - Bennett, Colpron, Burke - Yukon Geological Survey - July 2010 YUKON AREA PLAY
    3. 3. YUKON TERRITORY
    4. 4. THE YUKON IS STILL VERY UNDER-EXPLORED Image from caseyresearch.com webpage
    5. 5. WHILE THERE HAVE BEEN SOME GREAT DISCOVERIES… ATAC - OSIRIS (CARLIN GOLD) TARGET UNDERWORLD - WHITE GOLD DEPOSIT Image from ATAC Resources webpage Image from miningyukon.com webpage
    6. 6. … & ORE DEPOSIT DEVELOPMENTS WHITE GOLD MINTO CASINO CASH MT FREEGOLD WILLIAMS CK MT NANSEN WELLGREEN FARO RED MT WHITEHORSE COPPER KETZA RIVER CLEAR LAKE
    7. 7. … THERE’S VAST UNTAPPED POTENTIAL WHITE GOLD MINTO CASINO CASH MT FREEGOLD MT NANSEN WELLGREEN FARO RED MT WHITEHORSE COPPER KETZA RIVER CLEAR LAKE WILLIAMS CK
    8. 8. … WE’RE FOCUSED ON THE CARMACKS AREA CARMACKS TARGET AREA YUKON
    9. 9. HIGHEST DENSITY OF PORPHYRY AND EPITHERMAL DEPOSITS FOUND IN YUKON MATURE – BUT ONLY SCRATCHING THE SURFACE
    10. 10. … HOW MANY DEPOSITS WERE FORMED BY A MASSIVE HYDROTHERMAL EVENT THAT AFFECTED THE CARMACKS DISTRICT IN THE LATE CRETACEOUS PERIOD? & POTENTIALLY FULL OF SURPRISES…
    11. 11. CARMACKS AREA RESEARCH HAS SHOWN…
    12. 12. HUGE MAGMATIC EVENT OCCURRED AT CARMACKS The hydrothermal event was similar in nature and size to that occurring today in Yellowstone Park…… Image from U.S. National Park Service webpage
    13. 13. HYDROTHERMAL EVENT FORMED GOLD DEPOSITS… “ The results of this study provide evidence for a regional metallogenic event related to late cretaceous shoshonitic volcanism, which resulted in the development of epithermal gold and base metal-rich veins transitional between low and high sulphidation types. The intense alteration and paleo-magnetic resetting of pre-existing country rocks provide evidence for a large scale hydrothermal system through the southern Dawson Range driven by the Carmacks Magmatic Event ” - Katherine Smuk 1999
    14. 14. GOLD SOURCE REMAINS ENIGMATIC… “ The similarity in structural geometry from NW to SE through the Dawson Range Mineral Belt indicate the presence of a much larger system than previously recognized, however the sources of the gold bearing fluids remain enigmatic” - Bennett, Colpron, Burke Yukon Geological Survey July 2010 “ To date our understanding of the overprinting Late Cretaceous magmatic event is limited .....” - Bennett, Colpron, Burke - Yukon Geological Survey - July 2010
    15. 15. (HEAT) SOURCE WAS A MANTLE PLUME Image from University of Georgia (Dept of Geology) webpage
    16. 16. CARMACKS MANTLE PLUME - RELATED GOLD MODEL “ In Yukon, gold mineralization is related to the Carmacks volcanic units and coeval hydrothermal alteration. A genetic model linking gold mineralization to hot spot related hydrothermal activity is suggested . New exploration models, based on this linkage, may assist in the identification of additional gold mineralization in Yukon”. - S.T. Johnston et al - Yellowstone in Yukon - 1996
    17. 17. CARMACKS MANTLE PLUME - GEOPHYSICAL DATA “ a zone of anomalously slow (hot?) mantle detected teleseismically by Frederiksen & Bostock, 1996” Target Area Volcanoes YUKON ALASKA BRITISH COLUMBIA
    18. 18. CARMACKS MANTLE PLUME - GEOPHYSICAL SECTION “ The zone of hot mantle appears to extend to depths of 600 km. Does it represent a fossil mantle plume track associated with Late Cretaceous Carmacks volcanics? ” N S Tectonic Motion
    19. 19. A MANTLE PLUME AT CARMACKS? WHAT GEOLOGICAL SURFACE EXPRESSION COULD MANIFEST ABOVE A MANTLE PLUME? A COLLAPSED CALDERA SIMILAR TO YELLOWSTONE! Image from New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources webpage
    20. 20. LIHIR ISLAND COLLAPSED CALDERA Ladolam Gold Deposit 65 MILLION OZ “ Many economically important ore deposits in the western United States and in other parts of the world, are found within collapsed calderas” Image from Google Earth
    21. 21. IS THERE A COLLAPSED CALDERA AT CARMACKS? Hmmm... YES! Image from wikipedia.org webpage
    22. 22. CARMACKS COLLAPSED CALDERA CARMACKS CALDERA LOCATED HERE
    23. 23. SOUTH YUKON >99 th PERCENTILE GOLD ANOMALIES X >100ppb Au X >200ppb Au X >300ppb Au STRONGEST GROUP OF GOLD ANOMALIES IN YUKON
    24. 24. AURORA GEOSCIENCES – RGS PCA ANALYSIS CALDERA HAS STRONGEST PCA ANOMALY IN YUKON Au-U-Pb-Mo DOMINANT PRINCIPAL COMPONENT ANALYSIS OF STREAM SEDIMENTS
    25. 25. AMPHITHEATRE STRUCTURE Image from www.jes.com.au
    26. 26. INTERIOR STRUCTURES / VENTS / DOMES
    27. 27. SOUTH WEST WALL MODERN RIVER FLOW SOUTH WEST CALDERA WALL
    28. 28. RECONSTRUCTED IN SHADED RELIEF ANCIENT RIVER FLOW?
    29. 29. RECONSTRUCTED IN SHADED RELIEF
    30. 30. ARCUATE RING FAULTS TRUNCATED BY FAULT / EROSIONAL FEATURE?
    31. 31. GENERAL OUTLINE OF CALDERA TODAY KLONDIKE HIGHWAY CORRIDOR
    32. 32. UN-GLACIATED TERRAIN BOUNDARY Geochemical profile is affected by intense surface weathering GLACIAL EROSION OF RIM 22 Ka GLACIAL LIMIT
    33. 33. OUTER RIM EVIDENCE AIRBORNE GEOPHYSICS - RADIOMETRIC POTASSIUM
    34. 34. GRAVITY SIGNATURE
    35. 35. MAGNETIC SIGNATURE
    36. 36. OUTSTANDING STRUCTURAL POTENTIAL MAIN CALDERA STRUCTURAL TRENDS - NW/SE AND NE/SW. SIMILAR STRUCTURES HOST MOST GOLD DISCOVERIES IN DAWSON RANGE.
    37. 37. CALDERA GEOLOGY ULTRAMAFICS ASSOCIATED WITH MANTLE PLUMES AND REE’S
    38. 38. Au GEOCHEMICAL PROFILE MAY BE STRONGER THAN WHAT IS REPORTED DUE TO INTENSE SURFACE WEATHERING ANOMALOUS GOLD IN STREAM SEDIMENTS
    39. 39. GEOCHEMICAL PROFILE MAY BE STRONGER THAN WHAT IS REPORTED; AS AREA HAS BEEN AFFECTED BY INTENSE SURFACE WEATHERING ANOMALOUS MANGANESE IN STREAM SEDIMENTS Mn GEOCHEMICAL PROFILE MAY BE REFLECTING EPITHERMAL NATURE OF THE AREA
    40. 40. ANOMALOUS ROCK GEOCHEMISTRY – GSC 1977 LEAD COPPER ARSENIC MERCURY COPPER MERCURY MERCURY MERCURY ZINC LEAD LEAD LEAD ZINC LEAD ZINC MERCURY
    41. 41. ROCK AGE DATES 191 ma 61.2 ma 352.3 ma 63 ma 78 ma 186.2 ma 175 ma 58 ma 187.7 ma 166.2 ma 164 ma 170 ma 68.6 ma 68.32 ma 67.8 ma 106.1 ma
    42. 42. YUKON MINFILE DATA MT. NANSEN – RICHEST Au-Ag DEPOSIT IN YUKON 446,549 t @ ~17g/t AuEQ FLORENCE CREEK PLACER PGE-GOLD DEPOSIT
    43. 43. YUKON MINFILE DATA TAHTE - Cu-Au PORPHYRY TARGET MACKS COPPER - Cu-Au SKARN TARGET NEW SHOSHONI COLLAPSED CALDERA COMPLEX – EPITHERMAL GOLD TARGET
    44. 44. LAND TENURE QUARTZ CLAIMS FIRST NATIONS LAND YES CLAIMS
    45. 45. TARGETING NEW HORIZONS 2011

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