Mineral Exploration

Winter 2019

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

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48 Mineral Exploration | amebc.ca Mountain project, including efforts to lower initial capital costs and refine a pit shell to isolate higher grades. Bayhorse Silver Inc. optioned the Brandywine past producer and began compiling historical data and preliminary work at the site, including re-sampling of 2010 drill core. In 1977-78 about 10,000 t of ore from Brandywine yielded 23,000 oz Ag and 11,000 oz Au, with Pb, Zn and Cu co-products. Tempus Resources Limited is proposing to acquire the Blackdome-Elizabeth gold project from Skeena Resources Limited. In addition to a due diligence review, Tempus conducted soil geochemistry across target areas. Kootenay Zinc Corp. optioned the Angus property from Longford Capital Corp. Reconnaissance work revealed new mineralization. The area has been explored intermittently since at least 1964, with samples returning assays up to 13 g/t Au. Canarc Resource Corp., which optioned the Princeton Gold property at the end of 2018, completed an airborne survey at the beginning of 2019. Pinnacle North Gold Corp. optioned the Donna project from Eagle Plains Resources Ltd. and drilled one hole. Cu-Mo, Cu-Au-Ag, Mo (porphyry) projects Drilling continued at Copper Mountain in 2019 in the search for resources close to existing reserves. Following drilling at nearby Ingerbelle in 2017-2018, Copper Mountain Mining Corporation converted resulting resources to reserves in 2019, extending mine life by an estimated 12 years. New Gold Inc. has been drilling deep mineralization at its New Afton Mine in the westward extension of the SLC zone and in the D-zone target down plunge of the C-zone reserves. The C-zone itself is expected to extend mine life to 2030. The company also reported surface geophysics (IP) and geochemistry to identify drill targets along the Cherry Creek trend within 3 km WNW of the New Afton Mill. Teck Resources Limited is evaluating an extension project at Highland Valley Copper. The HVC 2040 project could extend mine life to 2040 or beyond. Pre-feasibility level engineering suggests the project is viable and it has entered the environmental assessment process. Separately, the Bethlehem Pit extension now has a Mines Act permit. In August, the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office declined to designate the Bethlehem extension reviewable. In 2018, NorthIsle Copper and Gold Inc. optioned the Pemberton Hills area of its North Island property to Freeport- McMoRan Mineral Properties Canada Inc. Work in 2019 included IP, geological mapping, geochemistry and clay studies to refine fall and winter drill targets. During mapping and sampling reconnaissance work, ArcWest Exploration Inc. sampled up to 21.2 g/t Au and 15 g/t Ag in an apparent epithermal zone at its Teeta Creek project, primarily known as a porphyry Cu-Mo prospect. Preliminary radiometric dating of molybdenite suggests a Miocene age of mineralization. SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOU From reconnaissance development to advanced stage exploration, we are the premiere exploration services company in BC's Golden Triangle hegexplore.ca Reinforce Relationships Created at Roundup All Year Long ContACt Alexander Sugden 604.473.0358 asugden@canadawide.com MinExHouse.indd 1 2018-02-05 10:04 AM

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