The Mount Anderson Property
, located 55 kilometres south of Whitehorse, Yukon, is road accessible year round and consists of 163 quartz claims covering approximately 31 square kilometres. The claims lie along the Wheaton River Valley and are contiguous with New Pacific Metals Corp.'s Mount Skukum Property. In 1981, Agip Canada discovered a gold ore body at Mount Skukum, which subsequently produced 80,000 ounces of gold from 220,000 tons of ore between 1986 and 1988. Currently, New Pacific Metals Corp. has an indicated resource of 1,416,500 tonnes grading 8.59 g/t gold equivalent in the Skukum Creek and Goddell Gully deposits (New Pacific Metals website).
Sporadic exploration has been conducted on the previously fragmented Mount Anderson property dating back as far as 1906. Of significance, in 1947 United Keno Hill shipped a test sample to Trail from the property which returned 34.3 g/t Au, 432 g/t Ag, 11.6% Pb, 5.2% Zn. In 2011, previous property operator Gold World Resources Inc. collected composite samples from a portion of the original bulk sample remaining on site and confirmed the historic values with results of 30.5 g/t Au, 532 g/t Ag, 9.1% Pb, 6.5% Zn and 0.5% Cu. Sampling of the nearby trenches from which the sample was collected returned 29.0 g/t Au, 417.2 g/t Ag, 20% Pb and 6% Zn (Technical Report for Gold World Resources Inc. by H. Lahti, 2012).
Gold World also completed an MMI soil survey consisting of some 4,600 samples, covering approximately 60% of the claim block. Several strong soil anomalies were identified which require follow up ground prospecting, mapping, trenching and/or drilling. In 2012, Gold World was unable to maintain the option on the Mount Anderson Property and it reverted to the vendors. Apex's initial exploration phase for Mt. Anderson will consist of locating, mapping, surveying and due diligence rock/soil sampling the key target areas.