In the spring of 2006, Grandview gold drilled 5 boreholes totalling 1032.7 metres. In 2005 Grandview gold also drilled 16 diamond drill holes totalling 2,765 metres.
The 88-04 zone was discovered by Mutual Resources Ltd. in 1988 while testing the geophysical anomalies. The zone was identified by a strong Max-Min (HLEM) conductor, characterized by a northwest trending linear magnetic anomaly. A VLF-EM conductor, strong chargeability, and elevated resistivity in Time Domain IP surveys also characterize the zone. A joint venture between Alberta Star and Fronteer further identified the 88-04 zone, which comprises a northwest-plunging shoot of enhanced Au. Mineralization was encountered in the 88-04 zone in the form of visible gold and grades exceeding 1 oz-m/t.
Grandview acquired the Dixie Lake property from Fronteer Development Group Inc. Prior to Fronteer, the Dixie Lake property was owned by Perry English, a prospector. No environmental liabilities are known to exist on the property.
Dixie Lake property - previous exploration activity prior to Grandview Gold Inc. involvement†
|Dixie Lake property - geology and geochemistry|
|Belgold Mines||1945||Prospecting||Dixie Lake property|
|Caravelle||1969-1972||Mapping||Dixie Lake property|
|Teck||1989||Mapping||Dixie Lake property|
|Canadian Golden Dragon||1996||Humus geochemistry||Selected areas around IP anomalies, Dixie Lake property|
|Alberta Star/Fronteer||2004||Mobile Metal Ion survey||Dixie Lake property, focus on 88-04 zone|
|Dixie Lake property - trenching|
|Belgold||1945||Trenching||A, B, C, D, zones, Dixie Lake property|
|Mutual Resources||1988||3 trenches, rock sampling||North, Main, and South showings, Dixie Lake property|
|Canadian Golden Dragon||1997||Stripping south trench area||Dixie Lake property|
|Dixie Lake property - geophysics|
|Caravelle Mines||1969||Airborne mag, EM - 1/8 mile line spacing||Dorothy Prospect - covers much of current Dixie Lake property|
|Golden Terrace||1985||Airborne Mag, EM||Dixie Lake property|
|Mutual Resources||1988||Ground Mag, VLF-EM, Max-Min-31 - 33 line km||Central region of Dixie Lake property|
|Teck||1989||217.5 line-km, 25 metre stations on 100 metre spaced lines||Portions of Main and South Grids, Dixie Lake property|
|Teck||1990||IP - 1.7 line km, airborne Mag, EM - 244 line km at 200 m line spacing||Extensive airborne survey, covers the Dixie Lake property. Three IP test lines on the property|
|Golden Dragon||1996-1997||IP - 153.6 line Km at 100 to 200 metre line spacing||Large portion of current Dixie Lake property|
|Alberta Star/Fronteer||2004||Ground Mag||88-04 zone|
†Modified from Lee (2006)
Other activity performed on the property comprises geological mapping, airborne- and ground based geophysical surveys, and geochemical surveys (Table 3). Outcrops are scare on the property, thus, most drilling targets have been obtained by geophysical methods that include: airborne magnetic and electromagnetic surveys, ground magnetic, VLF-EM, horizontal loop/Max-Min EM and IP. The conducting rocks mainly comprise iron formation, graphitic argillites, and sulphide-bearing (pyrite and/or pyrrhotite) argillites, and mafic volcanics.