Forrest Kerr Gold Project, BC

Forrest Kerr Gold Project, Golden Triangle, B.C.

*Aben’s First 2018 Drill Hole Discovers Multiple High-Grade Zones Including 62.4 g/t Gold over 6.0m within 38.7 g/t Gold over 10.0m at the Forrest Kerr Project in BC’s Golden Triangle

Aben's flagship 23,000 hectares FORREST KERR GOLD PROJECT is located in the heart of a region called the GOLDEN TRIANGLE in northwestern British Columbia. This region has hosted significant mineral deposits including: Pretium (Brucejack), Eskay Creek, Snip, Galore Creek, Copper Canyon, Schaft Creek, KSM, Granduc, Red Chris and more. Aben is acquiring a 100% interest in the Forrest Kerr Project located along the Forrest Kerr Fault which consists of a 40 km long north-south belt overlying rocks of the Hazelton and Stuhini Groups, a complex assemblage of volcanic accumulations with intervening sedimentary sequences which are host to significant gold deposits in the Golden Triangle region.

Forrest Kerr Gold Project, Golden Triangle Region, BC Location Map:
Forrest Kerr Gold Project, Golden Triangle Region, BC Location Map

Aben’s Investment Highlights

  • THREE HIGHLY PROSPECTIVE GOLD PROJECTS IN GEOPOLITICALLY FAVOURABLE WESTERN CANADA
    • The flagship Forrest Kerr Project located in BC’s Golden Triangle region proximal to recent discoveries made by GT Gold, Colorado Resources, and Garibaldi Resources
    • The Chico Project located in Saskatchewan which was recently ranked the #1 mining jurisdiction globally by the Fraser Institute
    • The Justin Project located in the Yukon adjacent to Golden Predator’s 3 Aces Project
  • SIGNIFICANT HISTORIC WORK HAS BEEN PERFORMED ON ALL PROJECTS INCLUDING HIGH GRADE GOLD IN PREVIOUS DRILLING; ROBUST UPSIDE DISCOVERY POTENTIAL REMAINING
  • EXPERIENCED MANAGEMENT TEAM WITH PROVEN TRACK RECORDS OF SUCCESS AND FOCUSED EXPERTISE IN WESTERN CANADA

Golden Triangle, BC Region

  • After a ‘rush’ in late 1980’s, exploration activity slowed down but improvements in infrastructure have changed the game:
    -Power
    -Road
    -Abundant Resources-suppliers
  • Exploration renaissance with close to $100 million in exploration expenditures in 2017 = 40% of total exploration in British Columbia last year
  • As well as historic deposits
  • Recent discoveries
    • Aben Resources – Forrest Kerr
    • GT Gold – Saddle
    • Garibaldi Resources – Nickel Mountain

Golden Triangle Area, B.C. Claims Map:

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  • The Forrest Kerr Project encompasses 23,397 hectares
  • A consolidation of three historic claim groups and additional new tenures assembled in July 2016
  • Aben has agreements to earn a 100% interest in the total land package by June 2020 through continued exploration by spending $3,000,000

Forrest Kerr Project, BC, Claim Group Map:
Forrest Kerr Project, BC, Claim Group Map

Forrest Kerr Property

3 Common Themes to the Deposits of the Triangle Region

Host Lithology
Stikine Rock from Paleozoic to Mesozoic Hazelton and Stuhini Groups
Driver
Early Jurassic (Texas Creek Suite)  intrusive rocks act as drivers to the hydrothermal systems
Structure
Faults and shear zones provide conduits for hydrothermal fluids

Forrest Kerr Project, BC, Simplified Geology Map:
Forrest Kerr Project, BC, Simplified Geology Map

Structural Complex

  • Forrest Kerr Fault Zone transects the entire property
  • Extensive Sub-Faults and Shearing throughout region

Forrest Kerr Project, BC Structure Map:
Forrest Kerr Project, BC Structure Map

Forrest Kerr Project – A New Look

    • Data compilation study has been performed incorporating all historic data; regional scale approach to exploration and knowledge is now possible
    •    Priority targets established – led to last year success
    • Property wide historic exploration 130 drill holes – 20,057 metres, including: (19,358 soil samples, 2175 rock samples 500 silt samples)
    • According to recent geologic studies by BC Geological Survey personnel, there is striking evidence now available that may aid in the discovery process in the region.  They conclude that most of the major deposits in the region occur within 2 km of the regional stratigraphic contact (the red line representing the Hazelton/Stuhini contact). 
    • “If you are near that red line and there’s a clastic sequence coupled with large-scale faults (Forrest Kerr), then you might be in the neighbourhood of BC’s next big deposit, and knowing that is a big game changer for the explorers in the region, because it will get them closer to making a discovery”
    •  Going forward
    • Expand on newly discovered Boundary Zone
    • Test geochemical anomalies

Aben's Forrest Kerr, Golden Triangle, BC Claims Map:

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Forrest Kerr Project - 2017 Drill Results

First season of fieldwork and drilling has led to a significant discovery now called the North Boundary Zone. Significant assays returned:

    • FK17-04 returned a broad intercept of 0.26 g/t (grams per tonne) Au over 387 metres that includes 6.7 g/t Au, 6.4 g/t Ag and 0.9% Cu over 10.0 metres from 16.0 to 26.0 metres depth. Within this interval was a section which returned 18.9 g/t Au, 16.6 g/t Ag and 2.2% Cu over 3.0 metres.
    • FK17-05 returned a broad intercept of 1.2 g/t Au, 1.8 g/t Ag and 0.21% Cu over 122 metres that includes 10.9 g/t Au, 14.6 g/t Ag and 1.5% Cu over 12 metres with a high grade core of 21.5 g/t Au, 28.5 g/t Ag and 3.1% Cu over 6 metres.
    • FK17-06 returned a broad intercept of 0.51 g/t Au, 1.03 g/t Ag and 0.1% Cu over 94 metres including 2.91 g/t Au, 5.2 g/t Ag and 0.6% Cu over 14 metres.
    • Remains open in multiple directions with numerous soil geochemical anomalies yet to be drill-tested.
    • The zone displays a high degree of continuity for gold, silver and copper mineralization and is open to the East, West, North and down-dip.

Boundary North 2017 Drill Cross Section at Forrest Kerr Project, BC:
Boundary North 2018 Drill Cross Section at Forrest Kerr Project, BC

Forrest Kerr Gold Project & Boundary Zone, Golden Triangle region, BC

2018 Drill Hole FK18-10:
Visible Gold 2018 Drill Hole FK18-10

2018 Early Drill Results Continuation of 2017 Discovery at Boundary North Zone

Boundary North 2018 Drill Cross Section at Forrest Kerr Project, BC:
Boundary North 2018 Drill Cross Section at Forrest Kerr Project, BC

  • 2018 Drill Program Expanding Boundary North Zone as well as expanding Boundary Zone to the South
  • Testing existing soil anomalies as well as historic drilling

Boundary North 2018 Plan View Map, Forrest Kerr Project, BC:
Boundary North 2018 Plan View Map, Forrest Kerr Project, BC

Forest Kerr Project Boundary Mineralization Potential

Stuhini-Hazelton Contact is within 2 km of Kerr Fault
Discovery Potential:

  • The BC Geological Society Exploration Model stresses importance of regional stratigraphic contact coupled with large scale faults

Untested Boundary Zone Soil Anomalies at Forrest Kerr Project, BC:
Untested Boundary Zone Soil Anomalies at Forrest Kerr Project, BC

Forest Kerr Project Future Exploration Targets

Forrest Kerr Project, BC Future Targets Map:
Forrest Kerr Project, BC Future Targets Map

2017 Soil Sampling Map at Forrest Kerr Project, BC:
2017 Soil Sampling Map at Forrest Kerr Project, BC

Cornell McDowell, P.Geo., VP of Exploration and a Qualified Person for Aben Resources, as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical information in this project section.