Mineral Exploration

Winter 2016

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

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Winter 20 1 6 53 PHOTO GOVERNMENT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA and rock geochemical sampling, geologic mapping and prospecting. Drilling focused on the R-Creek target near the North Cirque deposit. A similar exploration strategy is being used at the Pie, Cirque East and Yuen properties optioned from Canada Zinc Metals Corp., and a target in the Pie Main area was drilled. Canada Zinc Metals Corp. released an NI 43-101 report with an updated resource estimate for the Cardiac Creek deposit at its Akie project. The estimate increases the indicated category by 55 per cent to 19.6 million tonnes at 8.17 per cent zinc, 1.58 per cent lead and 13.6 grams per tonne silver. Minfocus Exploration Corp. drilled two areas at Coral. Three holes intersected Mississippi Valley-type (MVT)-style zinc mineralization at depths of less than 51 metres. A newly discovered showing near previous trenching returned 0.94 per cent zinc along five metres. Specialty metals and industrial minerals Exploration drilling at the Fireside barite mine (Fireside Minerals Ltd.) indicates that the vein system continues north of previous workings and remains open to the northeast. A recently stripped area revealed two steeply dipping barite veins with a combined true thickness of 6.5 metres and between 96 and 99.4 per cent barite. Exploration at the Moose Southwest pit and the Beaver prospect continued. For Aley, Taseko Mines Limited continued metallurgical testing, characterizing the geochemistry of ore and waste materials, and environmental baseline monitoring. Taseko proposes an open-pit mine with a 10,000-tonne-per-day processing plant and ferroniobium convertor. The project is in the pre-application stage of environmental assessment. At Graymont Western Canada Inc.'s proposed Giscome quarry and lime plant, permitting activities continued on the environmental assessment (under review) and Mines Act permit application. The initial phase of operations would quarry up to 600,000 tonnes of limestone annually to produce 198,000 tonnes of lime. Copper sulphide (chalcocite) supergene mineralization at the Central Zone of Serengeti Resources Inc.'s Kwanika copper-gold deposit. HIGH BAR FIRST NATION CORE BOX SUPPLY highbarfirstnations.com 250-459-2117 Proud supplier to Amarc Resources Ltd. & Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. Providing High Quality Core Boxes to the British Columbia Exploration Industry

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