Tarsis Resources (CVE:TCC) said Tuesday that it has acquired 503 claims through staking in the Rogue District of Yukon
The claims, covering roughly 10,500 hectares, are located 170 kilometres east of Mayo, Yukon, and are situated within the Selwyn Basin, underlain by Hyland Group, Road River and Earn Group rocks, which are the focus of Sedex style lead-zinc exploration, modeled after the prolific Howards Pass district.
According to Tarsis, silver mineralization also occurs within this succession of rocks at the nearby Plata property.
The company, with existing mineral properties in the Yukon and Mexico, said that staking was carried out to cover anomalous gold responses seen in the regional government's stream sediment database.
While much of the historical exploration in the vicinity of the new claims was focused toward Sedex style lead-zinc mineralization, much of the work identified abundant anomalous silver values, ranging from 0.1 g/t to 23.9 g/t from soils, and 0.4 g/t to 8.6 g/t silver from stream sediments.
None of the anomalies were reportedly followed up and explained, Tarsis added.Tarsis plans to conduct early stage exploration on the new assets this year, including prospecting, stream, rock and soil sampling, and mapping.