1997 - 1999: Prospecting of new logging roads identified favorable intrusive and calc-silicate rocks. Molybdenum first identified at Discovery zone followed by positive tungsten in assays.
2000 - 2004: Privately funded prospecting, soils, silts, UV lamping. High grade boulders (moly and tungsten) found at the Discovery zone then to the east at the Nightcrawler zone. Similar geological setting and positive stream sediments located on Deception Mountain 4 km to the north.
2005 - 2010: Happy Creek acquires property and conducts larger scale prospecting, geochemistry and geology. Trenching and wide-spaced drilling at Nightcrawler zone gives positive results in an area 1.5 km X 500 metres in dimension. Trenching on Deception Mountain returns 2 metres of 5.0% W03 (Ridley Creek (RC)), 7.25m of 1.25% W03 (BK), and 1.0m of 4.66% W03 metres (BN) in three zones over 2.0 km.
2011 - 2013: In 2011, drilling at RC zone intersected 5.2metres of 0.91% W03, 4.7m of 1.02% W03, and 12.4m of 0.74% W03, which are considered the “Discovery” point for the project. Under increasingly difficult market conditions, globally top-tier results include 26m of 1.2% W03 at RC and 14.8m of 4.0% W03 at BN. With limited funding available, only the RC zone was selected for additional drilling. A LiDAR topographic survey and additional geology was completed.
2014 - 2015: Airborne geophysics, geological mapping, sampling. Geochemical survey identifies large South Grid target. The North zone was better defined at surface and addition zones of tungsten located. In 2015, drilling at the Nightcrawler Creek zone returns 5m of 1.0% W03 and the favorable geology containing tungsten values extended another 450 metres further east. More detailed deposit modelling, metallurgy studies undertaken.
2016: Drilling and updated resources for Ridley creek zone. Drilling increases information at BK zone and returns 6.0 m of 0.67% WO3. Trench and chip sampling at Ridley creek and BK zone. A conceptual process flow sheet and metallurgical studies return positive results.
2017 Drilling and updated resource for Ridley Creek, BN and BK zones. Geological mapping on Deception Mountain further refined contacts and extent of the favorable calc-silicate unit. Prospecting and hand trenching locates new tungsten showings along strike to the south of Ridley Creek, and in calc-silicate layers above Ridley Creek and BK zones. At the 1.5 km by 500m South Grid target, drilling returned several intercepts above cut-off grade and near-surface that are thought to represent good potential for a new deposit.