The Aldridge project consists of fourteen mineral claims within two blocks covering a collective 47.69 km² approximately 50 km southwest of Cranbrook, BC. Access to the project is provided by a network of forestry roads and by Highway 3.
July 31st, 2019
Aldridge 1 & 2
The project is situated within the Mesoproterozoic Belt-Purcell basin and covers Aldridge Formation sedimentary rocks which host the world-class Sullivan SEDEX Pb-Zn-Ag deposit 65 km north at Kimberley, BC. The Sullivan deposit formed in the Lower-Middle Aldridge Formation transition within a northerly-trending fault system known as the North Star-Sullivan Corridor. The Aldridge 1 & 2 claims cover approximately 75% of a parallel northerly trending fault system referred to as the Leadville Corridor. Mapping within the Leadville Corridor has demonstrated geological and geochemical features that suggest it has the potential to host a Sullivan-type massive sulphide deposit.
In late 2019 DLP contracted Quantec Geosciences Ltd of Toronto, Ontario to conduct a large-scale magneto-telluric (MT) geophysical survey on the Aldridge 1 and 2 claim blocks. MT has the ability to see conductive bodies from the near surface to depths greater than 2000 meters and is therefore a highly attractive geophysical tool for targets located at moderate depths. The program consisted of 20 east-west oriented lines totalling 32.8 km at a cost of $185,000.
During the 2020 field season, 2 Drill holes AK20-01 (1046m) and AK20-02 (1431m), completed on Aldridge 1, intersected weakly Zn mineralized and highly altered Sullivan Horizon sediments. This is very encouraging for expansion of drilling to the east and northeast of these holes. On Aldridge 2, drilling of LA20-01 to 481.87m, where Middle Aldridge sediments were intersected but no mineralization associated with the MT anomaly.
For 2021, on Aldridge 1, DLP has signed an Airborne MT Geophysics contract to complete 306-line kilometres of MT over the recently claimed 94 km2 extension (staked late 2020) to the southern portion of the property.