Whitehorse Gold Corp. is focused on its wholly owned Skukum Gold Project located in the south western Yukon Territory, Canada, approximately 55 kilometres south of the Territory’s capital city, Whitehorse. The 170.3 km2 property consists of 1,051 full or fractional Quartz Mining claims that encompass the Skukum Creek gold-silver deposit, the Goddell gold deposit, and the past-producing Mt. Skukum gold mine.
The three identified deposit types that occur on the Skukum Gold Project are typically structurally controlled gold±silver±base metal bearing veins, vein breccias or mylonites.
The Mt. Skukum deposit is a structurally controlled epithermal gold deposit hosted in Eocene volcanics. Low temperature auriferous quartz-calcite-adularia veins occur along brittle fractures and faults with little shearing and appear to be formed at shallow levels.
The Skukum Creek deposit is a structurally controlled, polymetallic gold-silver, deep epithermal vein deposit hosted in Mid-Cretaceous Mt. McNeil granodiorite. In the Skukum Creek area, zones of mineralization are hosted primarily by a series of linked, northeast-trending faults that may represent splays off the Berney Creek fault system.
The Goddell deposit is a structurally controlled shear-hosted gold deposit. Mineralization is associated with altered felsic dykes within the shear zone. The shear zone is located within Mid-Cretaceous Carbon Hill granodiorites.