Mineral Exploration

Winter 2019

Mineral Exploration is the official publication of the Association of Mineral Exploration British Columbia.

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W inte r 20 1 9 41 knowledge and land use, archaeology, and water and environmental baselines. Hudbay Minerals Inc. relinquished its option on the Hat project with Doubleview Capital Corp. Doubleview used the results of a 40 line km, deep-penetrating IP survey carried out in 2018 by Hudbay to help select targets for a fall drilling program. Brixton Metals Corporation carried out two phases of drilling at its Thorn project. The first phase was a 829 m hole drilled to test the Oban zone at depth. The hole returned 554.7 m grading 0.24 per cent Cu, 0.57 g/t Au, 43.18 g/t Ag, 0.55 per cent Zn and 0.28 per cent Pb. A follow-up program of 7,000 to 10,000 m was planned for the fall along with a 25 line- km Titan DCIP and magnetotelluric survey. Colorado Resources Ltd. carried out a high-resolution airborne survey, ground IP surveys, soil sampling and prospecting at its Castle property. Drilling 1,500 m in four holes commenced in the fall. The target is geologically and geophysically similar to GT Gold Corp.'s Saddle North deposit 5 km to the east. Universal Copper announced an initial 511 m vertical hole at its Poplar property assayed 0.413 per cent Cu, 0.013 per cent Mo, 0.12 g/t Au and 2.27 g/t Ag over 394.82 m. At the Berg project, Centerra Gold Inc. drilled 740 m in two holes. Crystal Lake Mining Corporation's Newmont Lake project has both precious metal and porphyry targets. Drilling results for the Burgundy Ridge porphyry target returned 0.45 per cent Cu, 0.33 g/t Au, and 3.44 g/t Ag across 56.35 m. The drilling was 2.3 km northeast of mineralization at Burgundy Ridge and 250 m from historic high-grade Cu-Au skarn-type mineralization. Hawkeye Gold & Diamonds Inc. carried out a 15 line km induced polarization survey and drilled a chargeability target defined by the survey at the McBride project. Base and precious metal projects Dolly Varden Silver Corporation continued to drill at its Dolly Varden project with a planned 10,000 m of drilling. Reported results for the Chance Target area included 385.4 g/t Ag, 0.24 per cent Pb, and 0.09 per cent Zn across 24.9 m (estimated true thickness), and 488.3 g/t Ag, 0.55 per cent Pb, and 0.05 per cent Zn across 13.16 m (estimated true thickness). American Creek Resources Ltd. announced plans for 2,000 m of drilling at the Dunwell Mine project. Decade Resources Ltd. reported assay results from samples of volcanogenic massive sulphide boulders on the Goat property. Results included 541 g/t Ag, 2.41 per cent Pb, and 2.52 per cent Zn, and 395 g/t Ag, 5.51 per cent Pb, and 10.0 per cent Zn. At its Rock and Roll project, Etruscus Resources Corp. intersected massive and semi-massive sulphides in a 400 m step out from the Black Dog silver-gold enriched VMS mineralization originally outlined by more than 11,000 m of drilling in the 1990s. In late summer, Casa Minerals Inc. began an inaugural drilling program on its Pitman project. The company designates its priority target as the Golden Dragon quartz vein network. Kutcho Copper Corp.'s Kutcho project is at the advanced stage, with a Probable mineral reserve of 10.4 Mt at 2.01 per cent Cu, 3.19 per cent Zn, 34.61 g/t Ag, and 0.37 g/t Au. In 2019, a new mineral resource estimate was announced at Measured + Indicated of 14.834 Mt grading 1.74 per cent Cu, 2.38 per cent Zn, 0.43 g/t Au, and 29 g/t Ag. Kutcho reported recoveries of up to 92.3 per cent for Cu and 84.2 per cent for Zn from metallurgical testing using composites representing a range of proposed process plant feed material. In September, Kutcho entered the environmental assessment and permitting process by submitting a project description to the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office. At the Surprise Creek property, Mountain Boy Minerals Ltd. reported assays from the Grunwald zone assaying up to 6.1 g/t Au and 196 g/t Ag as well as base metal values of up to 0.11 per cent Cu, 1.49 per cent Pb, and 15.1 per cent Zn. Samples from an extension of the Ataman base metal- barite zone returned assays of up to 0.3 per cent Cu, 5.46 per cent Pb, 1.24 per cent Zn, 147g/t Ag and 1.04 g/t Au. As well, the discovery of two new zones was reported with samples returning up to 17.3 per cent Pb, 6.45 per cent Zn, and 126 g/t Ag. In mid-September, Pretium Resources Inc. reported that approximately 15,300 m (combined) had been drilled on volcanogenic massive sulphide targets at the A6 and Canoe zones and at an intrusion- related gold system at the Koopa zone for the Bowser Regional project. Drilling was to continue until the end of September. Ni-Cu-Co-precious metal projects Garibaldi Resources Corp. continued to drill at its Nickel Mountain project. Drilling was focused on building out the five known mineralized zones outlined by 46 holes drilled during 2017 and 2018. High grade results continued to be reported including 18.2 m of 7.04 per cent Ni, 3.81 per cent Cu, 0.19 per cent Co, 1.27 g/t Pt, 2.69 g/t Pd, 0.68 g/t Au and 7.65 g/t Ag within a broader intersection of 86.5 m averaging 1.88 per cent Ni, 1.32 per cent Cu, 0.05 per cent Co, 0.52 g/t Pt, 1.08 g/t Pd, 0.35 g/t Au and 3.55 g/t Ag (true width estimated at 69.2 m). Coal projects Allegiance Coal Limited continued to move its Tenas project forward. Environmental monitoring continued, and in June the company received a section 11 order from the Environmental Assessment Office of the Province of British Columbia. The order defines the environmental assessment process that ultimately leads to filing an application for an environmental assessment certificate, and then permits to mine. The company also undertook a 40-hole drill program consisting of both sonic and rotary drilling to collect data for geotechnical and geochemical analysis relevant to the environmental impact assessment and mine plan. Industrial mineral projects Durango Resources Inc. completed mapping and sampling at its Mayner's Fortune project. The work discovered three additional massive limestone showings measuring approximately 100 m by 200 m, 50 m by 100 m and 50 m by 100 m. NORTHWEST REGION 2019-11-20 3:16 PM

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