Klippen is a gold project 110 km SW from Lyksele town, Västerbotten county, in northern Sweden. Mineralisation is present over a 14 km trend defined by historic trenching and drilling, and new Erris rock samples. The project is at the southern end of the Gold Line district, host to the Barsele and Fäboliden gold deposits.
Centerra Gold has elected Klippen as a Designated Project Area, and is investing $1m to earn 51%.
Klippen was discovered in the 1980s via Bottom Till Sampling. Previous operators include Terra Mining (1982-1990), Scan Mining (1997-2004), Ovoca (2002-2008), and Nordic Mining (2005-2012). A large historic database includes good gold results, including 20m @ 2.5g/t Au in drill core and 20m @ 2.5 g/t Au in trenching.
The host geology is similar to other orogenic gold deposits in the district, with mineralisation associated with metavolcanics, metasediments and granodiorite intrusions. Specifically, gold is present in quartz veins and silicified volcanics. Gold is also found with sulphide replacement and quartz+/- sulphides veins and veinlets in granodiorite.