The Lardeau property comprises three claims totaling 5381 Ha along the west side of the Lardeau River, covering prospective Index and Jowett Formation rocks. The heavily vegetated area contains three B.C. RGS Ni-Co anomalies (95th percentile) and two lesser anomalies. Limited reconnaissance work along the access roads at Lardeau has identified listwanite float in the creeks with anomalous nickel silt samples. Listwanite is an alteration product of nickel-bearing ultramafic rocks, similar to the talc and actinolite schists found at Ledgend. Ultramafic rocks are also associated with the massive sulphides at the Standard showing. Most of the creeks are perpendicular to the dominant northwest trend of the geology and are ideal for detailed (200m spaced) silt sampling.
Cardero collected 123 samples in the fall of 2017. Three drainages returned highly anomalous Ni (>100 ppm), Co (>30 ppm) and Cu (>50 ppm) values, over up to three kilometres of their length. These areas will be further sampled with soil grids and outcrop mapping in spring 2018.