The Willa property is a promising gold-copper-silver project with more than 500 drill holes and extensive underground workings. The property is located 7.5 kilometres south of Silverton, B.C., near Slocan Lake.
This area has been the subject of small mining and prospecting projects since the late 1800s. The first recorded work at the Willa project started in the 1890s, with the majority of exploration work (including more than 550 drill holes) starting in the 1960s. In the 1980s, the Willa project was explored by Rio Algom, BP and Northair Mines, which completed the 2,455 metres of underground workings and recovered a 494-tonne bulk sample reportedly yielding 5.55 grams per tonne gold and 0.69 per cent copper.
The underground Willa deposit is located on a 5,600-hectare claim block accessible by British Columbia Highway 6, approximately 160 kilometres south of Revelstoke, B.C., and 7.5 kilometres south of the small town of Silverton, which is set in the steep Aylwin Creek valley above Slocan Lake.