A three-metre wide bed of massive barite occurs in the silvery grey-weathering, carbonaceous and siliceous shales of the Upper Devonian Gunsteel Formation (Devonian to Mississippian Earn Group). The barite horizon trends northwest and dips forty degrees southwest. Quartz-carbonate veins are present in the underlying Ordovician to Devonian Road River Group siltstones.
In 1980, Cyprus Anvil Mining Corporation carried out a soil sampling program, collecting 2850 samples along grid lines over exposed horizons of the Gunsteel formation. In 1983, geological mapping from ground traverses was completed over bedrock exposures on the property. Emphasis was directed at the barite horizon and host Gunsteel formation. Cyprus Anvil evaluated the economic potential of the land covered by the GIN claims and outlined one primary area of interest. A northwest trending barite horizon and associated sulfide mineralization southeast along strike were identified in the northern portion of the GIN Property.
In 2010, AsiaBaseMetals, Inc. conducted a Fugro airborne DIGHEM geophysical survey consisting of 233.8 line-kilometers over the entire Gnome Property to better define the extent of mineralization. The Gnome property held the Gin (094F 017), Gnome (094F 016) and Aki (094F 027) occurrences. The Gin and Aki were on that part of the Gnome property called the Southern area.
In 2012, follow-up soil geochemical sampling and geologic mapping was completed on the Gnome property on behalf of AsiaBaseMetals Inc supplemented previous soil sampling results. Areas of interest were visited and infill sampling, mapping and minimal prospecting were conducted. Additionally, the mapped gossans were visited in order to characterize their source, type, mineralogy and geochemistry. The targeted areas of interest were previously defined by the historical work on the Property as Areas A, B and C. Within these areas, soil sampling, rock sampling and geologic mapping were conducted, and structural settings were identified. The Southern area in the vicinity of the Gin and Aki showings were also sampled.
Refer to Gnome (094F 016) for related details of Gnome property of which the Gin was part of from 2008 to date (2014).