The Argo Project comprises a number of shallowly worked historic pits and trenches. The project is in the northwest corner of Nash County, 16km north of Nashville, North Carolina. Two kilometres to the north of the workings, beyond the Argo Project, is the Mann-Arrington mine that was last mined in 1894. Whilst there is some undocumented exploration work completed at the Mann-Arrington mine site in the early 1930s, there is limited modern style exploration recorded from the Argo property.
The small-scale historic workings at the Argo Project are extensive, and there is potential to undertake systematic surface prospecting and mapping to deﬁne extensions to known mineralisation. The application of modern exploration techniques for epithermal or vein style mineralisation would include surface geochemistry, ground geophysics and drilling.
In 2017, CGR completed initial exploration work, including:
- acquisition and interpretation of detailed LIDAR images;
- compilation of available datasets including regional geology and land titles into a GIS; and
- surface grab sampling and multi-element geochemical analysis with high grade grab samples from banded quartz veins including 12.65g/t Au, 8.06g/t Au, 6.80g/t Au and 5.85g/t Au.