Mineral Exploration

Winter 2016

Mineral Exploration is the official publication of the Association of Mineral Exploration British Columbia.

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PHOTO DOLLY VARDEN SILVER CORPORATION "The company has been through a lot," Moore says. "The chief reason I joined and stayed is because the asset is so stellar." The Dolly Varden property is inland from Alice Arm in northwestern B.C., within the Golden Triangle that includes the Eskay Creek and Valley of the Kings deposits. Historic mining activity left an estimated 32 million ounces of silver in the ground. But it's the unexplored portion of the property that really interests Moore. "The mineralization and deposition style is similar to Eskay Creek and Valley of the Kings, but it's silver, not gold, and there are epithermal veins cross-cutting it all," she says. "It's rich and there's lots of it. We're going to see if we can duplicate those other deposits on our property." She's excited by the work ahead and happy with where she is. Her home is Vancouver, a city she loves for its brain power, its status as the centre of the mining world and its proximity to the mountains, where she escapes with her dog whenever she can. And she works in a magical industry. "We really can perform alchemy," she says. "Sprinkle intellectual capital, financial capital and luck on a moose pasture, and we really can yield a multibillion-dollar deposit." Looking west across the Kitsault River at the Ace-Galena area during 2016 drilling on the Dolly Varden project.

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