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Always Under Construction with new data and properties added often. See below for more details on some of the properties available.

Note: Red highlighted below indicates work completed by or under the supervision of Ken Galambos P. Eng.

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Properties for Option Summary - 2022

Trio (Porphyry C/Au) north central Vancouver Island

353.95ha (5 claims - 17 cells)

The claims cover the KJI and Heber 2 Minfile showings located roughly 11km north of the community of Gold River on Vancouver Island in the Alberni Mining Division. At the Heber 2 and KJI showings significant base and precious metals have been deposited in structurally enhanced environments in the Karmutsen volcanics.

At Heber 2, a fine grained andesite hosts a vuggy and rusty pyritic stockwork zone. In 1994, a grab sample assayed 1.06g/t Au, 2.9g/t Ag and 0.53% Cu. In 1995, rock chip sampling yielded 0.6% Cu, 9.2g/t Ag and 0.54g/t Au over 50m.

At KJI, massive to semi-massive boulders of chalcocite, bornite, malachite, azurite and chalcopyrite and low but interesting gold and silver values occur on a newly constructed (2011) logging road west of Trio Peak. Trench sampling yielded up to 2.67% Cu over 3m; including 8.0% Cu, 68g/t Ag and 7.9g/t Au over 0.5m from the main trench. Chip samples from the adjacent IP2 zone, assayed 1.3% Cu and 4.14g/t Au over 4.0m; including greater than 1.0% Cu, 16.9g/t Au and 55.4g/t Ag over 1.0m.

Google image with claim outline; KJI, IP2 and Hebber 2 Minfile showings. Note the location of historic highly anomalous moss mat samples.

KJI and IP2 showings area with the 2012, IP survey moderate and strong chargeablity anomaly outlined at the NE edge of the area surveyed. The chargeability anomaly is coincident with a strong resistivity anomaly with both occuring at less than 100m depth. See IP sections below.

IP sections outlined near surface moderate - strong resistivity and moderate chargeability beneath the Main Trench #1. It is believed that the resistivity is reflecting silicified volcanics in the roof zone of a deeper intrusion. The chargeability is thought to reflect sulphide mineralization present within this suspected intrusion. Note the shallow, coincident high resistivity/high chargeability anomaly that is present on the NE edge of the area surveyed.

The area of moderate chargeability reaches the surface in the vicinity of Trench 3 where copper mineralizatioin occurs as massive to semi-massive chalsopyrite and bornite replacement of a thin limestone bed. Mineralization also occus as bornite and chalcopyrite in high angle shears at this location.

The near surface zone of high resistivity is present at the precious metal rich IP2 showing. This showing lies 10-15m north of trenches 4 and 5. Mineralization in the trenches occures over approximately 40m as 0.4-1cm bornite and malachite amygdales in propylytically altered pillow basalts.

Vanhall/VMS (VMS Cu/Au/Co) north central Vancouver Island

656.64ha (4 claims - 33 cells)

The Vanstone Creek drainage has been explored by a number of companies since 1969. Initial prospecting discovered crudely banded massive sulphide boulders in a small tributary that assayed up to 11.44% Cu, 43.6g/t Au, 85.8g/t Ag and 0.14% Zn. Subsequent programs located similar boulders from 10-60cm thick and assaying up to 3.8% Cu, 2.5g/t Au, 61.7g/t Ag, 1387ppm Co and 136ppb Pd in surrounding creeks. Numerous minfile showings in the area report pyrite, pyrrhotite, magnetite, chalcopyrite and sphalerite as disseminated, in lenses, veins, narrow veins, fine cross-cutting fractures, and in zones of strongly fractured and altered volcanic rocks with strike lengths over 350m. Values from bedrock sampling range up to 47% Fe, 0.9% Cu, 0.2% Zn, 0.02% Pb, 3.4g/t Au and 3.4g/t Ag. A number of soil geochemical surveys have identified numerous large multi-element anomalies in the drainage.

In 1989, a Geological Survey of Canada RGS survey identified two sample sites highly anomalous in base and precious metals on Vanstone creek. An unnamed tributary to the north returned values of 51ppb Au, 240ppm Cu, 8ppm Mo 0.7ppm Ag and 48ppm Co. The southern RGS anomaly, located immediately downstream of Harriet Creek returned 365ppb Au, 208ppm Cu, 8ppm Mo, 0.5ppm Ag and 55ppm Co. Additional silt sampling by Cominco Ltd. identified anomalous silt upstream of Harriet creek on the main Vanstone drainage (81ppb Au, 217ppm Cu, 14ppm Mo) and on Silver Creek (76ppb Au, 198ppm Cu, 5ppm Mo).

Two airborne surveys have been flown over the property. In 1980, a magnetic lineament with a strike length in excess of 1km in part underlying a geochemical anomaly was identified east of Vanstone Creek.

A second multi-parameter airborne survey was flown in 2011. The survey identified a 300m wide and 3km long 1st Vertical Derivative Magnetic anomaly between Harriet creek and the unnamed tributary to the north, on the east side of Vanstone Creek which has seen very little exploration to date.

Prospecting in 2018 located two small cobbles of massive sulphide float in Silver Creek confirming historic discoveries of similar material. These samples returned values up to 7238ppm Cu, 0.507ppm Au, 141ppm Ag, 265ppm Pb and 831ppm Zn.

On the east side of Vanstone Creek, very angular float boulders in glacial till were discovered approximately 600m down-ice from an airborne magnetic high anomaly thought to be the source for the anomalous RGS samples collected on Vanstone and Harriet Creeks. The boulders assayed up to 3.165% Cu, 1.58ppm Au, 93ppm Ag, 0.15% Zn and 0.029% Co.

Sampling of bedrock in 2018 near the centre of the magnetic anomaly returned 1.395ppm Au from andesite with pyrite veining.

Sampling in 2022 near this location located broken andesitic bedrock with up to 15% pyrite and a parallel unit of felsic (?) volcanics with 1-2% pyrite as disseminations and in veinlets. Asssay results of this program are pending. 

Babine (Porphyry Cu/Au) Babine Lake area

2226.32ha (3 claims - 120cells)

Historic exploration attempted and failed to locate the fault offset of a Babine Suite BFP dyke that carried much of the high grade mineralization in the Granisle open pit located less than 2km to the SW across Hawthorn Bay. Block faulting has been mapped southwest of the mine and northeast of the open pit between Sterrett Island and the north shore of Babine Lake. Drilling in this area of deeper glacial till on the mainland failed to reach bedrock. B-horizon soil surveys attempted by several companies outlined significant geochemical anomalies to the southeast of this area but failed to find any bedrock sources within the anomalies. Drilling in in 1989 by Equity Silver Mines Ltd. discovered a 200m (open ended) zone of massive to stringer mineralization comprised of pyrrhotite and pyrite. The zone strikes at 030°AZ.

Till sampling by Vic Levson (Bulletin 110) identified an anomalous till dispersal site down-ice of the claims. Sample site 1089 returned >98%tile Cu and contained clasts of BFP with bornite.

The Search 2 airborne magnetic survey flown in 2016 revealed a 650m diameter magnetic high anomaly believed to identify a blind porphyry system covered by the original Babine claim. Bulletin 110 notes a mineralized showing of Chalcopyrite in silicified sandstone less than 1200m to the northeast of this magnetic anomaly. Stream sediment re-analyses as part of the Quest West surveys identified one creek draining the western side of the magnetic anomaly that returned >99%tile Au. Search 2 also revealed a 750m wide linear northeast trending magnetic high anomaly which cores a magnet low anomaly that stretches for at least 17km from the Granisle pit to Natowite Lake. The historic B-horizon geochemical anomalies and the anomalous till sample site all lie approximately 2.5km down-ice from the northeast trending magnetic high linear located near the Hagan Road in the southern area of the claim group

In 2019 a 900m geochemical program of Ah and pH sampling was completed over the 650m wide magnetic anomaly revealed by the Search 2 survey. The pH readings suggest an oxidizing sulphide body at least 800m wide is present under the area sampled. Remobilized Ca is seen as a single rabbit ear anomaly on the western edge of the line while the eastern edge of the anomaly was not reached. Ah results show that Au Ag, Cd and Ba are moderately anomalous over 300m at the western end of the sample line. Ag is also moderately anomalous over a 100m interval towards the eastern end of the line. Ah analyses were completed using a dilute aqua regia solution, so only the soil partical coatings were assayed. These coatings are thought to have been precipitated from ions migrating vertically through the soil profile from the oxidizing sulphide source.

In 2021 a geochemical sampling program was completed over a 7500m strike length of the northeast trending magnetic high anomaly. Ninety-seven Ah and pH samples were collected on five lines ranging from 1500m to 2300m in length. On the southern three lines near the Hagman road (yellow lines), a number of northeast trending Cu anomalies were identified (green polygons), ranging from single station anomalies to 200m wide with values up to 102.5ppm. Strike lengths identified in the limited sampling range from 475m to just over 1km. All anomalies are open to expansion to both the northeast and southwest. One of these Cu anomalies measures 100m wide and 1000m long and aligns nicely with the massive to stringer Po-Py mineralization identified in Equity’s 1989 drilling (red polygon).

In 2022, an additional 71 Ah and pH samples were collected as infill and line extensions. Two additional sample lines to the SW and the NE of the 2021 sampling (red lines) were also compleeted. Only the eastern half of the northernmost line was sampled due to time constraints. Assay results are pending.

pH determinations of the 2021 sampling were successful in locating areas of higher H+ concentrations which are indicative of oxidizing sulphide below the sample site. Line 1 suggests a 300m-400m wide body below sample sites 103916-103920. This area is also anomalous in Cu at sample sites 103915, 103916, 103918-103920 with Cu values between 40ppm and 78.8ppm. Samples 103922 and 103923 returned 53.6ppm and 102.5ppm Cu respectively.

H+ Inverse Difference (IDH) values calculated from pH measurements indicates areas of remobilized Ca concentrated immediately beneath the Ah soil layer. These areas of increased Ca lie at the margins of the oxidizing sulphide bodies.

Similar patterns of high H+ concentrations bounded by IDH rabbit ears are present on lines 2 and 3. Both lines returned anomalous Cu values from the Ah sampling.


Pam (Porphyry Cu/Au) Huckleberry mine area

2002.92ha (6 claims - 105 cells)

The area was originally staked in 1973 by Hudson Bay Oil and Gas Limited following an airborne magnetic survey flown over approximately 2560 km2 (1000 square miles) the previous year. This survey was followed up the same year with preliminary reconnaissance mapping and geochemical sampling. Magnetic highs concealed by overburden were the primary targets selected for follow-up work by HBOG. In 1973, HBOG carried out a large scale, reconnaissance type, induced polarization survey to evaluate a number of magnetic features in a broad, low-relief area around the northern and eastern flanks of the Sibola Range. Based on the result of this work, HBOG staked a number of claim blocks including three claim blocks (Slide, Sylvia and Pam) which covered separate, coincident induced polarization/magnetic anomalies.

During 1974 and 1975 HBOG carried out follow-up geological, geochemical and geophysical surveys on the properties and drilled 56 small-diameter, percussion holes totalling 2990.6m (9,815 feet), including 1720.6m (5645 feet) in 29 holes on the Pam property. This drilling lead to the discovery of highly anomalous porphyry style, Cu/Mo mineralization on both the Sylvia and Pam claims. The best drill hole on the Pam property averaged 0.11% Cu and 0.01% Mo over the entire bedrock interval of 73.15m (240 feet). Individual 3.05m samples assayed as high as 2000ppm Cu and 570ppm Mo. Depth to bedrock in the percussion drilling program ranged from 3.05m-30.48m. Road building in the 1990s exposed a small mineralized outcropping of altered intrusive rocks containing several percent pyrite and chalcopyrite. 

The Pam property was initially acquired by Keefe and Turford in the mid 1990’s and held intermittently since that time. Prospecting was conducted on the property over the years including a limited B-horizon soil sampling program which confirmed previously known weakly anomalous arsenic and gold values throughout the alteration zones. ICP soil results returned four samples over 100ppb Au and range to highs of 763 ppb Au, 254ppm Cu, and 43ppm Mo. A bedrock sample from the southern claims returned 872ppb gold , 350ppm Cu and 319ppm As. A second bedrock sample in the phyllic alteration zone reported 4060ppm Cu, 3705 ppb Ag and 252ppb Au.

In 2011, sampling of this outcrop returned 0.15% Cu, 0.052g/t Au/2.3m (rim to rim). MMI and Ah humus sampling revealed a multi-element anomaly over 400x1500m area including the area surrounding the road showing with Response Ratios (RR) of up to 18.8 x background Au. Ah analyses were completed using a dilute aqua regia solution, so only the soil partical coatings were assayed. These coatings are thought to have been precipitated from ions migrating vertically through the soil profile from an oxidizing sulphide source. Chip sampling of the road trench returned anomalous results of 0.0548% Cu over a 16m length. The subcrop at this location was highly oxidized and friable. Much of the mineralization has been weathered out of the rock leaving rusty bands where sulphide veins had previously existed. Chip sampling of a new gold-zinc showing, 500m south of the road showing, returned 0.82g/t Au, 0.28% Zn/4.5m, 1.46g/t Au, 0.58% Zn/2.5m and grab samples to 4.5g/t Au, 1.21% Zn. An outcrop 300m to the west returned 0.85g/t Au, 0.32% Zn/6m while grab and chip samples between the two showings returned values of 1.308 and 1.414g/t Au with high zinc values.

Additional humus sampling in 2012 revealed a 400m wide (open to the west) multi-element anomaly with RRs of up to 5.2 for Au, 3.9 for Cu, 6 for As, 46.5 for Zn and 118 for Cd, in the vicinity of a new gold-zinc showing in outcrop. Float samples collected more than 100m up-ice from this area retuned values of 1.37g/t Au, 5223ppm Cu and 2851ppm Zn. Samples collected down ice returned values to 2.23g/t Au, 0.116% Cu. The tenure of the “Gold” showing was confirmed with sampling by Stratton Resources. At the eastern gold showing, sample PAM655 returned 0.701g/t Au, 3410ppm Zn, 132ppm Cu and 208ppm As over 4.5m. At the western showing, two samples PAM658 and PAM659 returned 0.177ppm Au, 1050ppm Zn and 0.284ppm Au, 832ppm Zn over 6m and 5m respectively.

Extensive Ah-humus sampling in 2013 identified anomalous base and precious metals in soils over an area 3600m x 2200m. Seventy-eight samples were collected over a number of transects across the property. A 500m wide Ah anomaly was located 1200m along strike to the southwest of the gold showings that returned Response Ratios to 319 x background for gold (95.8ppb Au). A bedrock source for this anomaly has yet to be discovered. Hand pitting of anomalous sample sites between the east and west gold showings resulted in the discovery of subcrop which was sampled. Samples 1043980 and 1043981, returned values of 1.308ppm and 1.414ppm Au respectively. Both samples contained high zinc values.

The Pam property was expanded and optioned to a private BC company in 2018. The company conducted a qualifying work program on the claims in January, 2019. The program consisted of 5050m of IP and 9250m of Magnetic and EM surveys. The IP survey revealed a large, strong anomaly that is a minimum 1,750 meters in an east-west direction and a minimum 500 meters in a north-south direction. The anomaly is open to the east, north, and south, as well as to depth. The causative source of the anomaly is sulphides as evidenced by known showings and percussion drilling within the anomaly area. The anomaly correlates with a mapped phyllic-argillic alteration zone that is indicative of a porphyry copper type deposit. Magnetic highs of low intensity correlate with resistivity highs of low intensity that appear to be reflecting altered intrusives.

In 2022, Ah/pH transects totalling 18.4line km were sampled over the suspected extension of a significant ZTEM anomaly discovered by Surge Copper in 2021. The company flew an extensive airborne survey over their holdings in the area and identified what they referred to as the NE Target, an intense resistive body that measures approximately 4km in diameter. pH measurements have identified four distinct areas of high H+ concentrations with apparent widths between 100m and 950m and strike lengths of 1800m to over 3850m. These H+ anomalies lie on strike of Ah anomalies identified in the 2011-2013 sampling programs and correlate well with the Resistivity high anomaly at Surge Copper's NE Target.

The results for the Ah geochemical sampling program are pending. 

Compilation showing anomalous Au in Ah with individual samples highlighted. The Response Ratio (RR) is a ratio of the analysis value/background value (25%tile). A maximum value of 95.8ppb Au was returned from the southern most line of the area surveyed. The results are from geochemical surveys completed in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

In 2019, a geophysical program was completed on the property. The program consisted of 5050m of IP and 9250m of Magnetic and EM surveys. The IP survey revealed a large, strong chargeability anomaly that is a minimum 1,750 meters in an east-west direction and a minimum 500 meters in a north-south direction. The anomaly is open to the east, north, and south, as well as to depth. The approximate location of IP resistivity anomalies (in yellow) and chargeability anomalies (in blue) are shown to the left. IP resistivity anomalies correllate well with suspected anomalous Ah gold trends. Chargeability anomalies appear to be confined to the central area of the porphyry system.

A compilation showing the Surge Copper NE Target, areas of hydrogen ion (H+) concentration (in magenta) and Ah anomalies (in red). The areas between each of the H+ anomalies has high concentrations of remobilized carbonate as shown for Line 7800N below.

The plot to the left shows that there is little buffering capacity to the soil and there are significant H+ concentrations along most of the line. There are numerous spikes in the H+ acid plot for a 1400m distance west of samples 27300E and for a distance of 800m east of sample 27500E

Sample site 27300E exhibits one side of a classic rabbit ear anomaly with an oxidizing sulphide body suggested over a 1400m distance to the west of the sample. The western half of the area appears quite choppy and may represent a number of mineralized dykes rather than a singular mineralized body. The western rabbit ear is not noted and likely lies further to the west. Additionally, sample sites 27500E and 28400E show both remobilized Ca rabbit ears on either edge of an 800m wide oxidizing sulphide body.  Similar patterns of high H+ concentrations bounded by IDH rabbit ear(s) are present on the balance of the other survey lines.

Meteor (Porphyry Cu/Mo/Au - Epithermal Au) Ootsa Lake

478.37ha (1 claim - 25 cells)

The Meteor target was identified by government airborne geophysical surveys and followed up in part by ground IP completed in 2007. Government 1st derivative magnetic surveys identified an intense magnetic low surrounded by a magnetic high halo. This is the same signature as many of the Tombstone Suite intrusives located in Alaska and Yukon. This intrusive suite is associated with significant gold deposits such as Fort Knox in Alaska (5+ million oz Au) and Dublin Gulch (2.7 million oz Au) and many more in Yukon.

3D IP surveys identified coincident chargeability and resistivity anomalies associated with the magnetic feature. The chargeability anomaly measures 1.5km in diameter from 50m through 300m i depth with readings of 5-6ms. A larger resistivity anomal with readings from 245 to > 2100 ohm-m persists from 50m - 400m depth.

Prospecting in 2010, identified epithermal style mineralization in silicified, clay altered felsic volcanics down ice from the main magnetic anomaly which is covered by glacial till. These float samples measuring from cobble to boulder (0.5m) returned results anomalous in many of the epithermal indicators such as Hg, Sb, as well as Cu to 521ppm, Mo to 124.1ppm, As to 279.7ppm, Ag to 7.657gm/t and Au to 60ppb. Limited MMI soils collected over the property returned anomalous results both over the IP and larger magnetic targets.

MMI Response Ratios of Precious Metals

MMI Response Ratios for Base and Precious metals

MMI Response Ratios for Porphyry and epithermal elements

Results from sample 42423 returned 124.1ppm Mo, as well as being anomalous in As, Ag, Sb Hg.

Results from sample 42425 returned 60ppb Au, 7.657 gm/t Ag and anomalous in Hg and Te from strongly clay altered rhyolite breccia.

Dani (VMS) Ecstall pendant - west coast

38.38ha (1 claim - 2 cells)

The Dani showing is located on Hawkesbury Island, 60km SW of Kitimat in the Douglas Channel. The property is at the south end of the Ecstall Belt which hosts several known mineral deposits including the Ecstall, Packsack and the Scotia deposits. At the Dani, the host quartz-sericite unit is 200-250m wide and at least 5km long. The showing consists of semi-massive to massive bands with zones of 5-20% pyrite-chalcopyrite mineralization in the surrounding rocks. Samples of the blasted bedrock (float) assayed up to 10.17% Zn, 5.68% Pb, 202.9gm/t Ag and 1.26gm/t Au. The showing is located at the terminus of a 5.1km all-weather road that ends at a deep water log landing. It is one of two areas identified by Dani Aldrich (BCGS) as having the best potential to host a VMS deposit in the Ecstall volcanic belt.

A mapping and sampling program conducted by Equity Engineering in 2002 located bedrock samples that assayed up to 0.66% Cu and 102ppb Au 50m north and 150m to the east of the Dani showing.

Sampling in 2011 returned values up to 13.04% Zn, 0.967% Pb, 0.869% Cu, >100ppm Ag and 1517ppb Au from grab samples of blasted bedrock and 0.4027% Cu and 0.12g/t Au/3m from stringer mineralization in a borrow pit at the end of the road. This stringer mineralization remains open in all directions.

Ah-humus, pH and rock samples were collected in 2019. The best value was 12.75% Zn, 4.85% Pb, 0.031% Cu, 170ppm Ag and 1.612ppm Au from a float sample of semi-massive sulphide collected 35m from the suspected source of the historic sampling. Soils samples collected across the suspected strike of the mineralized zone show anomalous copper, cobalt and gold at a distance of 90m from previous sampling. pH sampling suggests that the zone may be in excess of 50m wide at this location.

Paul Wojack examining the Dani showing.

A chip sample collected from the pit wall in 2011 assayed 0.4027% Cu and 0.12g/t Au/3m. The zone remains open in all directions.

Semi-massive sulphide boulders of broken bedrock were located on the log landing at the end of the road near the borrow pit.

Massive sulphide mineralization from the Dani.

Massive sulphide mineralization from the Dani.

Mineralized outcrop that was located during the 2019 geochemical survey but mistakenly not sampled.

Rainbow (stratabound volcanic redbed Cu-Ag) Takla lake

91.31ha (2 claims - 5 cells)

The Rainbow was discovered in 1930 by prospectors from Hazelton and consists of bornite and chalcopyrite in vesicular and amygdaloidal volcanics with some mineralization on prominent fractures which cross-cut bedding. Chalcopyrite was reported in the footwall pyroclastic rocks well below the showing. Government inspectors visited and sampled the showing the same year and reported significant mineralization across the full width of the showing over a vertical distance of more than 90m. Three samples were collected from the top, middle and lower part of the showing and are reported as follows:

2.1% Cu, 27.4gm/t Ag over 10.7m

2.1% Cu, 34.3gm/t Ag over 9.5m

2.4% Cu, 20.6gm/t Ag over 9.5m

Falconbridge Nickel Mines Ltd. held the property in 1971 and completed two drill holes 24.4m. Mines Limited ( Falconbridge) completed 34.4m3 of trenching. No other work has been recorded.

Access in the form of logging roads within 7.5km of the main showing. 

Historical chip sampling by Government Geologists circa 1930.

Exploration potential of known mineralization would yield 3 million tonnes of 2% Cu and ~ 30gm/t Ag. If one doubles the depth to 200m, this becomes 6M tonnes at 2% Cu and grade to be increasing with depth.

Bear Hill (Epithermal Ag/Cu/Au) Takla Lake

73.55ha (2 claims - 4 cells)

The Bear Hill property covers a number of silver/copper showings discovered in 1980 by BP Minerals Ltd. The company did detailed mapping and sampling the following season and optioned the ground to Placer Development Limited in late 1981. Placer conducted additional geochemical and geophysical surveys in 1982 and drilled 2 holes targeting a moderate IP anomaly without intersecting any significant mineralization. The locations and orientation of these holes did not test extensions to the Main Showing.

Bear Hill mineralization is situated in down-faulted blocks of Eocene Ootsa Lake Group volcanics. silicification and weak clay alteration are common.

Significant assays from the property include:

  • The Main Showing mineralization occurs as malachite stained dacite over a wide area. Detailed chip sampling returned 117gm/t Ag, 0.73% Cu and 5.4% Ba across 5m within a larger 15m zone that averages 77gm/t Ag and 0.52% Cu. This zone is exposed over a vertical height of ~ 60m. 2010 sampling returned 182gm/t Ag and 1.063% Cu over 2m from the lower Main Zone area. Grab samples from the upper Main Zone area returned up to 35.1 gm/t Ag and 4476ppm Cu.Sampling in 2016 collected one sample at the top of the Main Showing that returned 45.8g/t Ag and 5550ppm Cu.
  • At the West Showing, a 30m wide malachite stained rubble crop returned historical results of 32gm/t Ag and 0.28% Cu over 10m. 2016 sampling returned values of 334g/t Ag and 2.55% Cu.
  • Approximately 200m south of the West Showing, grab samples collected in 2010 returned values up to 389gm/t Ag and 1.3% Cu from malachite stained maroon-grey volcanics.

The Main Showing is reported to trend NW which is supported by the extensive surveys conducted by Placer Dome. The West Showing, the most prominent silver anomaly from these surveys, is also associated with a prominent NNE photo linear which may be the surface reflection of a fault structure. The silver geochemical anomaly has a strike length over 3500m and is at least 400m wide at the Main Showing. Humus collected during the 2016 program outlined anomalous silver and copper concentrations suggesting the Main Showing trend extends to the NW for a distance of at least 400m and encompasses mineralization present at the West Showing. The anomaly is at least 175m wide in the vicinity of the Main Showing and in excess of 100m wide at the West Showing. The geochemical survey also identified four parallel Au anomalies, flanking the Main Zone trend. These anomalies attained widths of 300m with Response Ratios of up to 200 x background with a maximum RR of 1790 x background (179ppb) located 300m SW of the Main zone. 

Main Zone mineralization is located near sample 103759. Note the lack of anomalous Au in the Main Zone trend in the stacked Response Ratios from the Ah-humus survey and the strongly anomalous Au RRs flanking this trend.

West Zone mineralization is located near sample 103774. Note the much stronger Ag, Cu and Pb signatures in Ah-humus and the continued lack of Au values in the Main Zone trend. Note also the two Au anomalies located SW (left) and the 100m wide Au anomaly NE (right) of the West Zone.

Visually weak mineralization from the lower Main Showing that assayed 1.063% Cu and 182 gm/t Ag /2m.

Banded barite/quartz veining from 200m south of the West Showing.

Ralph Keefe with historic claim posts circa 1981.

1982 Ag Soil Geochemistry from Placer Development - contoured with a NW bias to match trend of Main showing. Anomaly is 3500m long and 400m wide near the Main Showing.

More to come.....

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