The Company has released the results of the 2017 its sampling program on the Dardanelle property. The property owned 100% by Decade is located about 20 air kilometres east of Terrace, B.C., on the northern slopes of the Zymoetz (Copper) River valley. The property consists of 14 contiguous mineral claims which are approximately 1,340 hectares in area. The property includes a significant mineral occurrence with the Minfile status of developed prospect (103I 107). At present, all the historical underground workings are not accessible and sampling in 2017 was along the strike of mineralization.
The Dardanelle prospect (Minfile 103I 107) has been briefly described as a five-metre-to-seven-metre-thick steep system of albite dike and quartz veins along the dike contacts, the system trending at about 75 degrees and hosted by granodiorite of the Coast plutonic complex. The reported mineralization includes pyrite, chalcopyrite, sphalerite, galena, argentite, bornite, covellite, malachite and native gold. The reported assays are highly diversified and include some high-grade gold (up to 27.9 grams per tonne) and silver (up to over 20 ounces per ton) and some substantial grades of lead, zinc and copper.
The Minfile capsule geology quotes, "In August, 1983, a report suggested that the property contains reserves of approximately 181,440 tonnes grading about 7.5 grams per tonne gold and 17.1 grams per tonne silver (George Cross Newsletter Nov. 13, 1984)" (op. cit. Minfile 103I 107). However, the company has not confirmed the suggested resource and it is used for reference purposes only.
Twenty-two samples collected from areas outside of the known mineralization returned significantly elevated concentrations of gold. Three samples contained more than a few grams of gold per tonne, including the best one with 18.8 grams per tonne gold. Most of these samples also contained significantly elevated concentrations of silver, with the best at 77 grams per tonne silver.
A recommended program for 2018 includes geological mapping, trenching and diamond drilling.
<strong>Ed Kruchkowski, P. Geo., a qualified person under National Instrument 43-101, is in charge of all exploration programs on behalf of the Company and has reviewed the disclosures contained in this MD&A. Mr Kruchkowski is a director and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company.</strong>