Golden Trend Project

The Golden Trend project is located within the Cortez area of the Battle Mountain – Eureka Trend  and is adjacent to Barrick’s 15M ounce Gold Rush deposit spans 2,286 acres comprised of 111 claims. There is easy access via well maintained gravel roads and Nevada state highways. 

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The Golden Trend project shows evidence of a Carlin-type gold deposit. There are significant district-scale structures as well as abundant deposit-scale faults that could introduce mineralized hydrothermal fluids into favourable host rocks.

We are envisioning an exploration model similar to that of Barrick’s 15M ounce Gold Rush. Exploration will focus on the northwest trending structures and faults. The project-scale northeast trending structures are also potential channel ways for mineralized fluids. We are looking for Wenban Formation at depth, which is a similar host for mineralization as Gold Rush – Four Mile deposit.

The Golden Trend project has a recently Published NI 43-101 Report.

Abundance of Structures

Project History – Very little Exploration and Drilling at Depth

2016: Kinross Gold

  • 2 holes drilled to reach lower carbonate rocks on the northern extent of the property (overlapped by Barrick’s senior claims)

  • Drill hole data from one hole confiscated by Barrick

  • Complete review of gravity data focused on determining depth of the bedrock west of the claim block. Depth ranged from 200m to 1,400m


2009: Coyote Resources

  • No work conducted on the property


1998: Claimstaker Resources Ltd.

  • Shallow drilling (11 holes between 1998-2005)


1996: Rocket Resources

  • Field mapping, soil sampling, rock sampling to test for gold, silver, arsenic, antimony, mercury, copper, lead and zinc

  • Ground magnetic survey


3 Important Aspects for Exploration Model:


Mineralization and ore zones in the region are controlled by a northwest trending fault as well as northeast trending localized faults; this is the case with Cortez & Gold Rush orebodies.


Host Rocks

Focus on rocks near or below the RMT; these are the carbonate host rocks favourable for mineralization—i.e. Upper Wenban rocks.



Mineralization in typical Carlin-type deposits associated with anomalous concentrations of arsenic, mercury, antimony & thallium;  focus on areas showing such anomalies. 


Pacific Precious will focus on the Lower Plate Carbonate Rocks below the Roberts Mountain Thrust. Exploration will have to go deeper than previous exploration programs which remained shallow; for example, mineralization at Gold Rush – Four Mile can be found at depths between 150m (~492 ft) and 500m (1,640 ft).


Next Steps

  • Define relationship between Northwest-trending and Northeast-trending structures to Mineralization

  • Define relationship between felsic intrusions and other dykes to alteration and mineralization

  • Detailed structural mapping and conducting geophysical studies to delineate deep zones of sulphide mineralization

  • Compiling data and generating high-potential drill targets

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