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Drilling has commenced at the winslow site ,Geo finds 502 gpt gold over .5 metre200 gpt over .5 meter and 1 meter 69 gpt goldalso 55 gpt gold over 4 metres , 1 metre 3.1 gpt ,1 metre 2.0 gpt gold

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Secondary vein system found 400 feet from first discovery

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“This could turn out to be one of the biggest finds in the whole Kootenay, by far.”

Digging for gold (and actually finding it)

by Kyle BornDarrel Davis has discovered a “staggering” gold deposit near Trout Lake, B.C.

Darrel Davis has discovered a “staggering” gold deposit near Trout Lake, B.C.— Photo courtesy Darrel Davis

Life is good for Darrel Davis. He’s discovered a gold deposit near Trout Lake, B.C. which he is calling “one of the richest finds in the last hundred years.”  He’s not rolling in dough just yet, but the potential is there. “I was surprised how rich it was,” he said. “I knew the gold was there, I just didn’t know how much. As it turns out, it’s an amazing find.”

To fully understand how significant Davis’s discovery is, let’s talk numbers. His first assessment of the gold deposit he found was 6.2 ounces per tonne. “An ounce per tonne is staggering,” said Davis. “Six ounces per tonne is unheard of. The second assay I got back had it at 19 ounces per tonne!” Not only is the gold even higher in quality than originally thought, there’s more of it then anticipated too. “The original vein we thought was 2.5 metres wide,” he said. “It turned out to be 24 metres wide. It went from a significant deposit to a major deposit.”

“In 1982 two geologists wrote in their report that they couldn’t see any mineralization, and they walked all over it.”

Davis isn’t cashing in his golden goose just yet though. As you might imagine, a man sitting on a pile of gold has options, with plenty of takers wanting a piece of the action. He’s already met with a few mining companies but hasn’t decided what to do yet. Davis’ plan is to mull over his decision throughout the winter and do some diamond drilling in the spring to outline how big the deposit really is. He’s been mining and exploring for 37 years and owns his own company—Davis Mining and Exploration Corporation—so he could do the work himself if he so chooses. “Everyone wants to have controlling interest and I really don’t like giving that up,” Davis said. “I don’t want to make a mistake on doing the wrong thing, ’cause it could be millions of dollars.” 

What makes this find even more remarkable is that it should have been discovered over 30 years ago. “Back in 1982 there were two geologists that missed it by about six feet,” Davis said. “They walked all over it and didn’t even know it!”

Yup, life is good for Darrel Davis as he sits perched on his mountain of gold. 



Prospector believes he's hit the mother lode in West Kootenay gold vein

There's gold in them thar hills and Darrel Davis believes he's found a whack of it in the hard-rock ore of the Selkirk Mountains near Trout Lake.

More from Gordon McIntyrePublished on: March 30, 2017 | Last Updated: April 2, 2017 12:46 PM PDT



There’s gold in them thar hills and Darrel Davis believes he’s found a whack of it in the hard-rock ore of the Selkirk Mountains near Trout Lake.

He’s waiting for the snow to melt so he can go in and drill, hoping to replicate original assays on a large scale.

“To me, it looks like (the vein) runs about a kilometre,” he said. “What will tell the story is when the holes are drilled.”

A sample he had assayed at Activation Laboratories in Kamloops came back with a result of 6 ounces per ton. That is three or four times what gold companies often brag about in press releases.

Gold, of course, has a bit of a tarnished history from the days of the old Vancouver Stock Exchange and thanks to Bre-X.

“The difference with this, this is real,” Davis said when the massive Bre-X fraud was mentioned. “I talked to a junior mining company in Vancouver and they didn’t believe me.

“Too bad for them.”

The sample was so high, it required further testing to get an accurate measure, Actlab’s lab manager said.

“All I can really tell you is our result was accurate for that sample,” Nolan Goddard said. “I can’t tell you how he took that sample.

“He did have what are nice numbers, but as to what the numbers mean we can’t speak to that.”

John Gardner, CEO of Denver-based Taranis Resources, saw Davis’s sample. He said it was identical to one found nearby by Taranis, which mines in southeastern B.C. and is scheduled to open a gold mill this summer at Trout Lake.

“Six ounces, that’s a high number,” Gardner said. “But I saw one rock. Where he has to go this summer, I anticipate, is he has to do a lot more sampling.

“He’s got to get out there and drill.”

Davis is still considering how to go about that. He could do it on his own, do it in partnership or come to some other arrangement. He’s looking for the right investor.

The 55-year-old grew up in Trout Lake, pop. 40, where he went to a school that’s no longer there.

Self-taught as a prospector, he’s been busting rocks for 37 years.

The land on which he found his rich sample belonged to an Alberta oil company that hadn’t done much with it for 70 years. They were happy to sell Davis six Crown grants, which give him ownership of the land, the minerals, water and placer rights over 50 square kilometres.

📷The surface vein of gold discovered by Darrel Davis. DARREL DAVIS / SUBMIITED

Men like Davis are a dying breed, Taranis’s Gardner said. There just aren’t many self-financed independent prospectors out there anymore.

“These are interesting characters,” he said. “The guy’s got drive, I’ll give him that.

“I feel uncomfortable talking about it because I haven’t seen the ground myself. But guys like Darrel, they’re crusty sods. These guys dig and dig and dig and sometimes just find stuff.

“They do it in their particular way, a lot different than we do it.”

When the snow melts in late May or early June, Davis, his wife Jennifer, even his three grown children will be in the hills above Trout Lake, chipping away with their pulaski axes.

“It’s like my dad used to say,” Davis said, “the problem with geologists today is they don’t break enough rocks.”





Big gold discovery made near Trout Lake

Darrel Davis makes high grade gold discovery near Trout Lake, but more work needed to develop claim.

Darrel Davis holds up one of his mineral samples from his mining claim near Trout Lake.

Darrel Davis has struck gold. Literally.

The Trout Lake miner who runs his own exploration company, Davis Mining & Exploration Corporation, burst into my office last week with news of what he called a “staggering” find from his mining claims on Silvercup Ridge.

He showed me test results from Activation Laboratories in Kamloops that showed samples with up 200 grams of gold per ton (g/t), or 6.2 ounces per ton.

“To find an ounce per ton gold in hard rock is almost unheard of these days,” he told me. “To find one at 6.2 ounces is staggering at best. I still don’t know what to do and I’ve been in this all my life.”

Davis grew up in Trout Lake and worked in the mines on Silvercup Ridge when he was in school. He has no formal education but instead has learned the trade by working and talking to professional geologists. He says he’s been in exploration game for 35 years and has made several discoveries he was able to sell off to big mining companies.

“I’ve worked for many major mining companies and there are not that many prospectors that are still around that fund their own work and do this kind of thing,” said John Gardiner, the CEO of Taranis Resources, which is exploring several claims north of Davis’. “He’s one of them. He’s a pretty determined guy.”

Davis’ finds come from the Winslow claim, which is located in an alpine area of Silvercup Ridge that overlooks Trout Lake. According to a report by the BC Geological Survey, the claims were mined heavily from about 1904 to 1915, and only periodically since then.

Davis had his eye on six Crown grants that dated to the original exploration more than a century ago, and he purchased them about 1.5 years ago.

“I always knew about this mine but I couldn’t do anything because I didn’t own it,” he said.

Once they were his, he hired an excavator to dig around the original mines, which is where he made his strike.

According to the report by Activation Laboratories, three of six assays from the Winslow claim returned strong results for gold – 56.6 g/t, 136 g/t and 200 g/ton. “I don’t think there’s been a mine in all of southern B.C. in 75 years with assays even close to this,” he told me. I have been unable to substantiate that claim.

Davis’ samples come from close to the surface. He says he took them at two-foot intervals, but he didn’t dig down deep. They were sent to the laboratory for testing.

Gardiner advised caution in writing about the results. “They are very high grade gold results. How big it is remains to be seen,” he said. “That’s going to take some drilling. It’s going to take a lot more work to assess the size of it.”

What happens now?

I receive many news releases from junior mining companies announcing the results of their digging. They look for mineral deposits, hoping to strike it rich by selling them off or turning them  into full-fledged mines.

Developing a gold deposit is very challenging. Big mines contain only a few grams of gold per ton, meaning massive amounts of ore must be mined to make them viable. According to the World Gold Council, only 10 per cent of global gold deposits have enough gold to actually mine.

As far as discoveries go, Davis’ sample results are high. For example, Gardiner’s company, Taranis Resources, recently announced discoveries of 52.4 g/t and 30.6 g/t of gold.

“The rock he showed me was really nice. You could see the visible gold in it. It looked identical to something we found on our property in 2013,” said Gardiner.

The big question is how widespread the gold deposit is and what kind of interest it will attract. Davis said he’ll have a few options. He can rent some equipment and process the claims himself. He can also try to sell the claims to a mining company, who can do more exploration and determine if its viable to turn it into a large-scale operation. He can sell it outright and take the money upfront, or he can come up with an agreement that will see if he get royalties on all the gold mined if it ends up being productive.

“I don’t know whether to let a company get involved or to have some people in my family process the ore,” he said.

Gardiner said it would take more drilling to determine the viability of the mine. He did say the results got his interest and he’s hoping to look at the property in the spring.

“When districts show a lot of gold, it attracts a lot more interest than just silver,” he said. “It could be a renaissance for the area.”

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