The Slocan mining camp lies within the Kootenay Arc, an arcuate zone
of highly deformed Proterozoic to mid-Jurassic metasedimentary and metavolcanic rocks.
All of the intrusive rocks show some degree of hydrothermal carbonate-sericite-chlorite alteration and over half of the gold known to date is in the Waruwari sector of the Porgera reserves where five mineralisation types occupy an arcuate zone
of variable widths.
At El Acay, which covers more than 140 square km, large areas of intense alteration contain and surround a 2 km long, arcuate zone
containing multiple gold and copper rock/soil geochemical anomalies reporting values of up to 0.
Drilling will be completed in two phases to test a 3 kilometre arcuate zone
of gold-silver mineralization, within a larger 24 square kilometre area of hydrothermal alteration and volcanic breccia.
Reconnaissance surface sampling had previously identified an arcuate zone
of disseminated mineralization 600 meters long by 150 meters wide.