Bitterroot Resources Ltd.Bitterroot Resources Ltd. is exploring for precious metals in Arizona and British Columbia. The Company also holds a 49.9% interest in a nickel/copper exploration joint venture in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
In Arizona, Bitterroot is exploring the Hackberry property, a former silver producer in Mohave County, Arizona. The Hackberry claims host the past-producing Main Hackberry,South Hackberry, Silver King North and Silver King South silver mines. Bitterroot currently controls 12 patented and 97 unpatented claims covering over 8 kilometers of the Hackberry mineralized trend. Surface exploration programs were conducted in the spring and early summer of 2017. Phase 1 drilling totaling 1582 metres in eight holes was completed in October and November 2017. Phase 2 drilling consisting of four to six holes (~1,400 metres) is scheduled to start in early March 2018.
In Michigan, Bitterroot owns a 49.9% interest in more than 360 square miles of mineral rights in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Bitterroot's partner Altius Minerals Corporation currently owns 50.1% of the Michigan mineral rights and has the option to earn up to 80% by funding C$7.5 million of exploration expenditures prior to September 2025. Bitterroot and Altius' management have identified several targets which are prospective for Ni/Cu/PGM-bearing sulphide deposits similar to Lundin Mining's high-grade Eagle deposit. Altius is the operator of the Michigan joint venture.
In British Columbia, Bitterroot has initiated permitting to drill test the road-accessible "Plateau Zone", a 2 km-long zone hosting high-grade gold-silver veins and gold-silver-arsenic-in-soil anomalies.
Bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva) in bloom. White Lake basin, west of Okanagan Falls, BC. May 2018.