- Focused on exploration projects with historic resources, positive historic drill results, or past producing mines with evidence of significant resource potential.
- Primary focus is on Ridgeway-Haile-Brewer trend in South Carolina of known projects for which the exploration team has significant past knowledge and information.
- Most experienced and successful exploration team in southeastern US gold deposits.
- Control the prime targets with positive historic drill results on the Haile gold trend out side of the Haile Project of Romarco Minerals.
- Access to the best historic database of southeastern gold targets
Firebird Resources is focused on 3 gold prospects in South Carolina, all in close proximity to the historic gold-producing Brewer Mine.
- Located in Lancaster County, South Carolina approximately 2 miles SW of the Brewer Mine and 6 miles NE of the Haile Mine.
- An epithermal gold deposit similar to Haile and Brewer where drilling guided by the Technical Team identified a high grade resource in 1996.
- Ready for further infill drilling to expand on historic drill results and holes previous twinned in 2009
- Like Buzzard, an epithermal gold system that lies just east of the Brewer Mine
- Positive and high grade drill results on multiple targets from historic drilling in early 1990's. Most drilling shallow (< 200 feet).
- Ready for initial drilling to offset historic drilling
- Shallow drilling in the 1980's and early 1990's identified a resource that was approved for mining by the State of SC but not conducted due to lower gold prices.
- Ready for initial drilling program to offset historic drilling.
Located Amongst A Historic Gold-Mining Region
The Buzzard and Jefferson projects are on the well known Haile-Brewer gold trend where Romarco is developing the historic Haile gold mine using intensive and deeper drilling to define a significant resource. The Brewer gold mine is also a historic gold mine that was put back into production in the 1980's and early 1990's to mine the oxide ore by heap leach methods. It produced an estimated 400,000 ounces of gold from oxide and sulfide ores. The Brewer mine is a classic high sulfidization epithermal gold system with mineralization in a hydrothermal breccia. Clasts of porphyritic intrusive rock found deeper in the mine suggest a porphyry source and possibly a gold-porphyry system at depth.
Buzzard and Jefferson projects occur on the west and east flank of this large epithermal system respectively and represent low sulfidization targets flanking the Brewer mine.
All properties are leased from the local landowners who own both the surface and subsurface mineral rights. The owner receives annual payments and a royalty from production. During exploration, there is minimal state requirements concerning permitting drill holes and other exploration related activities. Most Mining permits are a function of state regulations and the lands are not subject to the Federal mining Law.