Valterra is exploring for mineral deposits in British Columbia, Canada. The Company is well structured with an experienced geologic team, management group, and Board of Directors.
The company is active in south-eastern BC and controls the >8,400 hectare ”Swift Katie” bulk-tonnage porphyry Cu-Au property located near Salmo, BC.
The Katie deposit is interpreted as an alkaline copper-gold porphyry system, with a potassic core surrounded by a broad propylitic zone. Potassic alteration corresponds to the elevated copper and gold values. Sulphide minerals include py and cpy with minor po, sph, tetra, bn and mo.
2014 drill results from the Swift target were extremely encouraging with drillholes SK14-001 and SK14-003 intersecting significant hydrothermal alteration in the form of chorite, epidote, pyrite and magnetite and drillholes SK14-002, SK14-004 and SK14-005 intersecting zones of potassic alteration.
Significant precious metals were intersected in hole SK14-002 which drilled a 3.5m interval of 13.3g/t Gold, 201g/t Silver and 0.33% Copper within pyrite-pyrrhotite-chalcopyrite veins which occur at the contact of andesitic volcanics with a diorite intrusion. The mineralized intercept sits within a much broader intercept of anomalous (>100ppm) copper with zones of strongly anomalous gold and silver.
The project area has excellent infrastructure with major highways nearby, established access routes on-site, proximal high capacity power infrastructure, and a skilled regional workforce (pop. >25,000 in the district).