Exploration by Swannell Minerals Corporation from 1991-1993 identified anomalous copper soil geochemistry in addition to induced polarization ("IP") chargeability anomalies. Exploration consisted of rock, stream sediment, soil, heavy mineral sampling and geological mapping. The 1991 soil survey outlined a copper anomaly (>100 ppm) measuring 400 x 600 metres that was open to the southwest. Gold results (>14 ppb) formed a pattern peripheral to the copper anomaly. Follow-up work in 1992 consisted of additional rock sampling, soil sampling, geological mapping and line cutting. In 1993, further soil sampling was completed in addition to 28 line-km of IP and 26 line-km of ground magnetic surveys. This work outlined three target areas with two areas characterized by medium to very high chargeability values and a third area characterized by a magnetic high coincident with a low chargeability signature.
From 2006 to 2008, Geoinformatics Exploration Canada Ltd. ("Geoinformatics") focused on copper-gold porphyry deposits within the central to northern Quesnel Terrane. Results of their target generation identified the area of the Hogem property from anomalous stream sediment geochemistry. In 2007, three holes were drilled to test the IP chargeability and soil geochemical anomalies.
Outcrop on the property is sparse and generally restricted to higher elevations and localized occurrences along creeks. Historical rock sampling by Geoinformatics has been conducted in areas of exposure and has returned values from 28 ppm to 6,593 ppm copper and from below detection to 308 ppb gold within volcanics.
During 2015, a reconnaissance exploration program was conducted by PEMC on the property that consisted of improving access, prospecting and rock sampling. During 2017, a geochemical sampling program consisting of B-horizon soil sampling and bark sampling was completed. This work extend the existing geochemical grid to the west and was successful in identifying diffuse copper anomalies in both soil and bark samples.