The Wood property is underlain by variably epidote and chlorite altered augite and feldspar phyric andesite and associated volcanic tuffs and fragmental rocks of the Upper Triassic Nicola Group. The andesites are locally pyritic. The Wood property has been drilled over the past 10 years over a large area of the claim holdings. Several drillholes across the claim group have intersected andesite mineralized with trace amounts of native copper and chalcopyrite. Some of the chalcopyrite mineralization appears to be associated with quartz-carbonate veining.
Drilling in 1992 on the Wood claims intersected 275 metres of copper mineralization, with assays up to 0.3 per cent (George Cross News Letter No. 228, 1998). It should be noted that this information does not appear in assessment reports.
In 1972, the Shelly claim group partially covered the current Wood property claims where 37 kilometres of grid was established and 37 kilometres of ground magnetometer survey, geological mapping and soil sampling was completed on behalf of Coast Interior Ventures Limited. The Jim 1 claim was staked in 1975 and in 1976, a ground magnetometer survey totalling 28 kilometres was completed on behalf of Mabee Minerals Inc. In 1979-80, eight diamond-drill holes totalling 1712 metres tested conductors from a combined VLF-EM, horizontal loop EM and radiometric survey completed on the Dave and A claims on behalf of Dorado Resources Ltd. In 1981 and 1983, soil sampling and VLF-EM surveys were run over the Hank claim on behalf of Anglo Western Petroleum Ltd. Between 1989-92, Green Valley Mine Inc. and Lakewood Mining Co. Ltd. completed one diamond-drill hole totalling 196 metres, 19.7 kilometres of grid were established and 15.1 kilometres of induced polarization survey and 12 kilometres of VLF-EM survey performed on behalf of C. Boitard. Between 1993-95, five diamond-drill holes totalling 1304 metres and five percussion-drill holes totalling 480 metres were put down on the Wood property claims by Green Valley Mines Inc. to test for copper mineralization. In 1997-98, diamond drilling by Green Valley Mines Ltd. on the Wood property claims totalled 1953 metres in eight holes to test for copper mineralization. In 2000, five diamond-drill holes totalling 1417 metres were drilled on the Wood property claims on behalf of Lakewood Mining Company Limited.
In 2002, Lakewood Mining Company Limited and Green Valley Mine Incorporated drilled one hole and intersected primarily andesite volcanics and tuffs. Five samples were collected from this hole. Copper and gold values were negligible. The hole was drilled to test a coincident magnetic-VLF-EM and MMI geochemical anomaly. The top 101 metres of the drill hole contained between one and three percent disseminated magnetite. A 2.7 kilometre IP survey was also conducted.
In 2003, Green Valley Mine Inc. and Lakewood Mining Company Ltd. drilled the Wood property. The 3,102.7 metres in eight drill holes tested Induced Polarization and Mobile Metal Ion geochemical anomalies. They intersected Nicola Group volcanics with some intrusive dikes, however no significant metal-bearing mineralization was encountered.
In July 2004 Lakewood Mining Ltd. completed a single 764.1 meter vertical diamond hole to test for deeply buried Alkalic porphyry copper-gold-palladium mineralization on the Wood property similar to the nearby Afton or Ajax deposits. The location of the hole at 5610345 North, 677848 East, is about 3.5 kilometres northeast of the Wood showing (as indicated in MINFILE). The hole intersected thick sequences of weakly propylitically altered red and maroon basaltic and andesitic volcanic breccias and lesser lapilli tuffs, ash tuffs and flows that have been intruded by Eocene Kamloops Group quartz feldspar porphyry rhyolite dykes and sills No alteration or mineralization associated with an alkalic porphyry copper deposit
In 2007, Lakewood Mining Ltd. completed two diamond drillholes in the area.
Drillhole D07-07 returned an anomalous arsenic value of 538 parts per million.
Drillhole C07-08 returned several anomalous arsenic intervals averaging 394 parts
per million. Several other weakly anomalous gold intervals also occurred nearby but
none were directly associated with arsenic (Assessment Report 29880).
During 2012, exploration work was conducted on the Wood Group, directed toward the
search for bulk tonnage porphyry copper-gold deposits of the Iron Mask type. This
included the drilling of deep vertical or steeply dipping holes to test targets that
were defined by coincident chargeability and mobile metal ion (MMI) geochemical
anomalies. The MMI survey indicated that the gold anomalies have a northwest trend.
The results of geochemical surveys within the region indicate that anomalously high
gold, arsenic and molybdenum are associated with the granitic rocks in the area
(Assessment Report 32977).