The Boulder Copper Porphyry Property (the “Boulder Property”) is comprised of 331 unpatented mineral claims covering 6,620 acres or almost 14 square miles. It is located in Jefferson County, Montana approximately 16 miles (26 km) north-northeast of Butte, Montana, home of the historic Butte mining district. The Boulder Property is also approximately 20 miles (32 km) south-southwest of the Montana Tunnels, another large-scale former base and precious metal producer.
Wikipedia describes the historic production of the Butte district as: “From 1880 through 2005, the mines of the Butte district have produced more than 9.6 million metric tons of copper, 2.1 million metric tons of zinc, 1.6 million metric tons of manganese, 381,000 metric tons of lead, 87,000 metric tons of molybdenum, 715 million troy ounces (22,200 metric tons) of silver, and 2.9 million ounces (90 metric tons) of gold.”
The Butte, Boulder Property, and Montana Tunnels are all situated along the northeast-trending Great Falls Tectonic Zone (GFTZ) which is a continental scale, deep-seated, structural zone of crustal weakness that appears to have been intermittently active since the late Proterozoic (1.4 billion years ago) and at times has tapped deep mantle melts. Most of the epithermal and porphyry metal occurrences in Montana are localized along the GFTZ.
The Butte, Boulder Property, and Montana Tunnels are along or adjacent to a similarly trending major magnetic low along the axis of the GFTZ (see Figure 6 below – USGS regional magnetics, Johnson 1965). The Boulder Property is the least explored of these three magnetic low areas.
The Boulder Property is known to contain a large copper-molybdenum porphyry system within the Boulder Batholith and coeval Elkhorn Mountains Volcanics which is overlain by 300 to 2,100 feet of post-mineral Lowland Creek Volcanics. As a result, the porphyry system on the Boulder Property is not well exposed.
Between 1965 and 1977, the Anaconda Company (Anaconda) and Union Oil (Molycorp) drilled 8 deep core holes on the property into the Boulder Batholith based on the USGS regional magnetics and an Anaconda IP survey. These holes intersected a large porphyry system with low-grade copper mineralization. Continuous mineralized drill intercepts of between 1,255 and 1,614 feet grading a weighted average of between 600 and 1,000 ppm Cu were intersected. Three deep core holes were completed by O.T. Mining in 2004-5, approximately 1 mile southwest of the Anaconda and Molycorp drilling, intersecting similar porphyry alteration and continuous copper mineralization with drill intercepts of between 1,242 and 2,630 feet grading a weighted average of between 313 and 785 ppm Cu. In 2005-6 O.T. Mining conducted extensive geophysics and located potential higher-grade targets within the identified porphyry system however these targets were never drilled and the property has remained dormant since.
On August 30, 2021, Peloton Minerals Corporation (“Peloton”) announced the acquisition of privately held Westmount Resources LLC (“Westmount”) through its wholly owned subsidiary, Celerity Mineral Corporation (“Celerity”). Westmount held a 100% interest in the Boulder Property and the shareholders of Westmount (the “Westmount Shareholders”) are to be issued 50% of the issued and outstanding shares of Celerity in exchange for their Westmount Shares in this arms length transaction. In addition, the Westmount Shareholders will also receive a promissory note in the amount of US $600,000 to be paid within one year (the “Promissory Note”), and a 1% net smelter return royalty (NSR) that may be bought down prior to commercial production by one-half for US $5 million. If the Promissory Note is not paid within one year the Westmount ownership and property revert back to the Westmount Shareholders.
Peloton plans to have Celerity self-fund its operations and seek to become its own publicly traded company in a series of financings and transactions. Peloton shareholders will receive Celerity shares at no cost as a dividend in kind. The proceeds of such financings when completed will be used to pay out the Promissory Note; complete geophysical field work this year; initiate the drill permitting process; complete and file an NI 43-101 compliant technical report; file a Celerity prospectus; and seek a Celerity listing on a Canadian Exchange. It is expected to take up to one year to complete these tasks, and upon completion, it is anticipated that Peloton will retain a meaningful interest in Celerity going forward. No agreements have been established for any of the potential financings and no record dates for any of the above transactions have been set. Further details will be announced as the Company develops and proceeds with its plans.
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