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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  16-Jul-2013 by Nicole Barlow (NB)

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NMI 092P14 Cu1
Name TIM #1, #2 AND #3, STALLION, RIP, TAM Mining Division Clinton
BCGS Map 092P094
Status Prospect NTS Map 092P14E
Latitude 051º 56' 13'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 121º 14' 57'' Northing 5755473
Easting 620360
Commodities Copper, Gold, Silver Deposit Types L03 : Alkalic porphyry Cu-Au
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Quesnel
Capsule Geology

The Tim (Tim #1, #2 and #3 or Stallion) copper showings are located north of Timothy Mountain in the Westman Creek area, approximately 21 kilometres northeast of Lac La Hache, and are readily accessible from Highway 97 via the Timothy Lake Road and a network of logging roads. The Tim showings are part of the Spout Lake copper-gold district, a group of porphyry and skarn deposits associated with Upper Triassic to Lower Jurassic alkaline intrusive rocks of the Spout Lake Intrusive Suite.

The Tim property is underlain by Late Triassic Nicola Group andesites, basalts, tuffs and argillites (Assessment Report 25670). Nicola Group rocks are intruded by the Late Triassic to Early Jurassic Spout Lake Intrusions, which vary in size from plutons and batholiths composed of granodiorite and quartz diorite to small alkali stocks ranging in composition from syenite to pyroxenite. Granodioritic rocks of the Triassic to Jurassic Takomkane Batholith intrude Nicola Group rocks east of the property. Portions of the area are obscured by alkaline basaltic plateau basalts of the Miocene to Pleistocene Chilcotin Formation.

Mineralization on the property consists of fracture-controlled and disseminated malachite, chalcopyrite and minor bornite and native copper associated with magnetite and pyrite in intensely altered Nicola Group andesite and in dykes and small intrusive bodies of monzonite, syenite and syenite breccia of the Spout Lake Intrusions (Assessment Reports 8831, 12192, 25670). Alteration and associated accessory minerals include quartz, epidote, K-feldspar and calcite. Three showings, Tim #1, #2 and #3, have been trenched over a northwest-trending zone on the property for a distance of approximately 500 metres.

Anomalous results obtained in stream sediment geochemical surveys by Coranex Ltd. in the area south of Peach Lake in 1966 resulted in the staking of the Tim claims, which covered a large area south of Peach Lake, including the as yet un-discovered Tim showings.

A program of geological, soil geochemical, magnetometer, induced polarization and prospecting surveys were undertaken in 1967, mainly in the area northwest of the Tim showings; however, three induced polarization anomalies designated ‘M’, ‘N’ and ‘O’ were detected. The anomalies were tested by trenching and a "minor amount of disseminated chalcopyrite and bornite with pyrite was exposed" (Assessment Report 8831) over what are now termed the Tim #1, #2 and #3 showings.

The property was geologically mapped by Amax Exploration Inc. in 1972, and subsequently dropped (Assessment Report 4030). The area was re-staked by Stallion Resources Limited in 1979 and soil geochemical sampling, trenching and diamond drilling was undertaken, mainly in areas where the work by Coranex Ltd. had outlined induced polarization anomalies in 1969 (Assessment Report 8831).

In 1983, Stallion Resources Ltd. completed six short diamond drillholes, totaling 312 metres, on the Tim #1 showing (Assessment Report 12192). Diamond drillhole 83-1 intersected 42.7 metres grading 2.76 per cent copper, 25.4 grams per tonne silver and 0.6 grams per tonne gold from surface to 42.7 metres. None of the other holes showed near as much encouragement. The George Cross Newsletter (1983 #236) reported that Stallion Resources Ltd. stated that "drill indicated reserves" were 75 150 tonnes grading 2.14 per cent copper.

In 1988, Liberty Gold Corporation optioned the claims and between 1988 and 1990, completed VLF-EM, magnetometer, soil geochemical and induced polarization surveys as well as geological mapping, percussion drilling (736 metres in seven holes) and 1245 metres of diamond drilling in 12 holes (Assessment Report 17960 and 20095).

In 1998, the Tam and Mat claims were staked by Mr. Paul Reynolds, who completed a program of geological mapping (Assessment Report 25670).

In 2000, Mr. Paul Reynolds optioned the property to G.W.R. Resources Inc.

In 2001, G.W.R. Resources Inc. conducted geological mapping, rock and soil sampling and three exploratory diamond drillholes on the Tim 1 zone. Highlights include sample TAM01DR-02, which assayed 0.1773 per cent copper and 1.1 grams per tonne gold, and drillhole TAM01-1, which returned 17.4 metres grading 0.61 per cent copper, 0.18 grams per tonne gold and 6.3 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 26655).

In 2004, Mr. Paul Reynolds optioned the property to Tatmar Ventures Inc.

In 2005, Tatmar Ventures Inc. completed an exploration program of grid establishment, linecutting, surveying and IP geophysical surveys.

In 2006, Tatmar Ventures Inc. conducted grid establishment, and magnetic geophysical, GPS and soil geochemistry surveys.

In 2008, Mr. Paul Reynolds optioned the property to Central Resources Corp. who then completed grid establishment and an IP geophysical survey.

Central Resources Corp. completed a Titan-24 DCIP and MT survey over a portion of the property in December 2012. The survey consisted of 13 line-kilometres over six lines. This survey detected a number of deep-seated zones exhibiting anomalous chargeability and coinciding with zones of moderate resistivity.

EMPR ASS RPT 1131, 3815, 3882, 4030, *4030, *8831, 11280
*12192, 17960, 20095, *25670, *26655, 27718, 28729
EMPR GEM 1969-183, 1972-322
George Cross Newsletter 1983, #197, #236
EMR MIN BULL MR 223 B.C. 199