Technical Information

Hastings Project

The goal of Durango’s 2008 exploration program was to discover potentially economic concentrations of copper and/or gold in prospective areas of the Hastings Project. Detailed drilling (map alongside) and other work carried out in 2008 on optioned properties which are part of this project is described on the Dolly Varden, Teck and FH pages of this website.

Detailed work carried out in 2008 on Durango's Kitsault Resources Limited's claims is described below.

Detailed Work

In June, 82 soil samples were collected in follow-up to sampling carried out in 2007 around the old Esperanza silver mine two kilometres northwest of Alice Arm, and another 164 soil samples were collected in follow up of two separate gold-in-soil anomalies discovered in 2007 alongside the road from Alice Arm to the old Dolly Varden mine.   All three sampling grids yielded multi-metal soil anomalies of potential VMS association which merit additional soil sampling supported by geological mapping.

All the results described above are being incorporated into the Company’s Integrated Targeting Study, which draws together the Company’s recent exploration work with the substantial amount of historical work reported on the ~650 square kilometres of claims in the Kitsault region currently controlled by Durango.  This study suggests that gold/copper-mineralized intrusions are more common in the area than previously recognized, and is focusing on understanding the structural controls on this mineralisation to better prioritise existing exploration targets and to identify new targets. The company is currently reviewing all results generated over the past 3 years to guide decisions regarding planning for future work at the Hastings project.