The WFP 7 showing is located 1 kilometre south-southwest from September Lake and east of Quadra Creek on Quadra Island. It is believed to be located on the old workings of the YZ claim and/or the Stampede claim of the early 1900's. Over 30 trenches and pits cover an area greater than 200 metres in length along the northwest strike.
The geology of Quadra Island consists of limestones and vol- canics rocks in contact with the Juro-Cretaceous Coast Plutonic Complex. Striking northwest through the centre of the island is a soft dark, banded, tightly folded, crystalline limestone of the Upper Triassic Quatsino Formation. The banding is caused by argillaceous layers a few centimetres thick. To the southwest and strati- graphically below are finely porphyritic andesites of the Upper Triassic Karmutsen Formation. Locally, the volcanics are basaltic and may exhibit pillow and pyroclastic features. The Quatsino Formation limestone and Karmutsen Formation volcanic rocks are intimately interbedded along the central zone of the island, which is known historically as the "lime belt". The "lime belt" crosses the island in a northwest direction from Open Bay to Deepwater Bay. The north- eastern edge of the belt is in contact (partly intrusive, partly faulted) with the Jurassic to Cretaceous Coast Plutonic Complex. It ranges from quartz diorite to granodiorite in composition.
This occurrence is located within the "lime belt", approximately 1 kilometre from the granodiorite contact. Quartz veining, fracturing and some skarn development is evident. Mineralization is found disseminated in quartz veins, along fractures, along limestone- andesite contacts and throughout both the limestone (in places a skarn) and andesite. Sulphide minerals found at this showing include arsenopyrite, pyrrhotite, pyrite and chalcopyrite, minor bornite and pyrolusite.
A typical trench sample taken in 1975 assayed 17.69 grams per tonne gold, 8.23 grams per tonne silver and 0.30 per cent copper over 1.5 metres (Assessment Report 5680). Material chipped from a chalcopyrite-rich rock in 1972 assayed 158.0 grams per tonne gold, 61.0 grams per tonne silver and 0.92 per cent copper.