Hawkeye Adds Gold, Zinc-Copper-Lead Targets with Seller Creek Acquisition in Barkerville Terrane, BC, Canada

HAWKEYE owns a 100% interest in the 5,367-hectare Seller Property situated approximately 42 kilometres south-southeast of the Town of Barkerville, BC, Canada. The Property which is not subject to any net smelter royalty payments includes claims located south of Cariboo Lake and contiguous to the western boundary of HAWKEYE’s Cariboo Valley and 2-Aces properties. The Property lies within the southeasterly-striking Snowshoe Group of the Barkerville Terrane. This is the geological formation that hosts Barkerville Gold Mines (BGM), a subsidiary to Osisko Development Corp. (TSX.V: ODV)), current gold mine development and exploration projects. This formation also underlies a number of historic to recent placer gold claims and base metal occurrences within and adjacent to the Property.

About the Barkerville-Cariboo District

Placer gold was discovered and mined in the Cariboo Lake area along a number of drainages including Keithley, Snowshoe, Simlock and Harveys Creeks starting in 1860. The town of Barkerville became established as the centre of the historic Cariboo gold rush following the 1861-1862 discoveries to the north on Lightning Creek, Williams Creek and the surrounding area. The recorded production estimate from 1861-1987 reported more than 5,000,000 ounces of gold which included 3,800,000 ounces from placer operations and 1,230,000 ounces from lode mining.

Recently, BGM and ODV, the current principal property holder in the district, announced a significant resource definition on lode gold projects and large exploration programs focused along the NW to SE-directed high strain zones in the Barkerville Terrane. In addition to gold, numerous polymetallic occurrences (Zn-Pb-Cu±Ag±Au) are reported in vein, stringer stockwork and stratiform styles of deposition. Government publications and exploration assessment reports indicated favourable geology, coincident multi-mode geochemical anomalies and strong geophysical targets for Kuroko, Besshi and Mississippi Valley types of mineralization.

Message from the President

Mr. Greg Neeld, President & CEO states, “HAWKEYE continues to build a portfolio of precious metal and base metal properties in the Barkerville-Cariboo gold district. The acquisitions place HAWKEYE in a historical mining centre continuously productive for more than 150 years and with recent exploration successes and ongoing mine development activity. The Company has purchased the Property based on its favourable location and regional geological features. The Seller Creek Property and our adjacent properties are on geological strike with known lode gold and Zn-Pb-Cu projects, developing lode gold mines and past-producing placer gold mines. HAWKEYE looks forward to executing exploration programs over our properties either independently or through the diversification of our property management strategy to also include a Prospect Generator (PG) model to attract industry peers to share in the exploration and development of our properties through earn in option (EIO) or joint venture (JV) partnerships.”

The Seller Creek Project

HAWKEYE’s Seller Creek Project is situated twenty (20) kilometres south of the historical Cariboo Hudson gold mine and the Yanks Peak gold prospect within the Late Proterozoic to Paleozoic Snowshoe Group of the Barkerville Terrane. The Seller Creek property area is known to host auriferous quartz vein and replacement styles of mineralization, with lesser volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) mineral occurrences. The principal successions of the Snowshoe Group, the Keithley, Downey and Harvey’s Ridge members, are comprised of siltstone , quartzite, conglomerate and

sandstone with lesser volcanics, black slate and limestone, which have undergone multi-stage deformation with penetrative fabrics and regional metamorphism ranging from lower greenschist (chlorite) to locally amphibolite (garnet-staurolite-kyanite) grade. The Frank Creek volcanics, part of the Harvey’s Ridge succession, comprise andesites in pillowed flows and tuffaceous deposits, with derived clastic sediments and felsic tuffs, the latter hosting stratiform and stringer base metal occurrences. The Quesnel Lake Gneiss, which intruded the Snowshoe Group along the western boundary of the Barkerville Terrane, is a leucocratic, biotite granitic gneiss with megacrysts of potassium feldspar.

The lithologies are characterized by shallow to steeply dipping, southeasterly striking, locally overturned folds with northwesterly shear zones and plunging lineations, regional east-southeasterly striking thrust faults and later faulting along a general north-northeast direction.

The principal style of gold mineralization is associated with high strain zones in favorable lithologies and parallels magnetic features from regional and detailed airborne geophysics. Gold mineralization typically is associated with quartz veins, iron carbonate (ankerite), and pyrite cutting amenable metasedimentary units of greenschist grade. Regional base metal targets are focused mainly around Kuroko or Besshi style volcanogenic (VMS) mineralization as identified at the Frank Creek and several other showings and prospects. The Sellers Creek occurrence comprises disseminated Cu-Pb-Zn sulphide and oxide-carbonate mineralization within a quartz sandstone and marble sequence.

Previous work on the Property identified favourable geological units overprinted by extensive deformation and covered by glacial deposits, and included regional geological mapping, airborne geophysics, line cutting and reconnaissance to focused soil and stream geochemistry surveys. The Property exhibits widely spaced geochemical anomalies for gold, silver, copper, zinc and lead, and select pathfinder elements such as bismuth, thallium, arsenic, antimony, selenium and mercury.