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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  27-Mar-2001 by Janet M. Riddell (JMR)

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Name PGR, TA HOOLA 9, TA HOOLA 12, AA, ROAD Mining Division Kamloops
BCGS Map 092P059
Status Showing NTS Map 092P09W
Latitude 051º 34' 11'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 120º 22' 58'' Northing 5716429
Easting 681377
Commodities Gold, Silver, Lead, Zinc, Copper Deposit Types L03 : Alkalic porphyry Cu-Au
I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Quesnel
Capsule Geology

The PGR property is located about 22 kilometres northwest of Little Fort, about 6.5 kilometres southwest of Taweel Lake. The property covers numerous mineralized veins and alteration zones that have received attention because of their gold content.

Three significant showings were identified and labelled Zones A, B and the Road zone in Assessment Report 24827. The Road zone and Zone A occurrences are near the south and north ends, respectively, of an area containing several north-northwest trending quartz-carbonate vein systems and silicified stockwork/breccia zones cutting volcanic and sedimentary rocks of the Upper Triassic Nicola Group. The vein systems are reported to have weak to moderately strong gold-silver-molybdenum-lead-zinc-copper mineralization. A narrow, pyritic, 0.5 metre wide zone located about 5 metres south of the main vein of the Road zone assayed 62.8 grams per tonne gold and 183 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 24827). A vuggy, pyritic quartz vein containing traces of chalcopyrite and malachite, and the silicified and pyritized wallrock were sampled by the B.C. Geological Survey (Fieldwork 2000); these yielded only moderately anomalous copper and silver values, but were very high in antimony and mercury. Zone B comprises a system of northerly striking, polymetallic quartz-carbonate veins that contain up to 10 per cent sulphides as blebs, stringers, disseminations and massive pods (Assessment Report 24827) and are located just west of a small lake between Zone A and the Road zone. The sulphide minerals include pyrite, galena, sphalerite, tetrahedrite and chalcopyrite. Belik (Assessment Report 24827) states that the veins commonly yield high silver values, but generally contain less gold than the vein and stockwork systems directly to the west. The veins occur mainly in sedimentary rocks of the Nicola Group, but cut volcanic rocks in the southern part of the system. A sample of silicified rock cut by quartz stockwork and containing heavily disseminated pyrite with traces of chalcopyrite and malachite was collected by the B.C. Geological Survey Branch (Sample 00SIS-226, Fieldwork 2000, page 24) in 2000, and analysed 18.85 grams per tonne silver and 1.458 grams per tonne gold, in addition to high base metal values.

Parts of the PGR property have been explored since the mid-1960s as parts of various larger properties. Anaconda and Imperial Oil explored for copper-gold porphyry mineralization in the 1960s and early 1970s. The Saskatchewan Mining and Development Corporation, Lornex Mining and BP-Selco focused on alkaline copper-gold porphyries and included more geophysics, additional soil sampling, detailed mapping, trenching and drilling. In 1983, Lornex Mining drilled 33 percussion holes. BP Resources Canada conducted an extensive project on the Ta Hoola property (Assessment Report 15221), which includes the PGR area (as the Ta Hoola 9 and 12 claims), as well as the Friendly Lake (093P 134) and the Ro (092P 006) occurrences. Rat Resources drilled four holes on claims Ta Hoola 9 and 12 in 1988, and followed up with trenching on Ta Hoola 9 in 1989. The PGR claims were staked in 1990 by Paul Watt and Ron Wells. Cambridge Minerals Limited drilled on the PGR claims in 1996. Christopher James Gold Corporation optioned the PGR claims in 1998. The B.C. Geological Survey conducted a regional till geochemistry program over NTS mapsheets 092P09W and 08W in 1999 (Open File 2000-17).

EMPR EXPL 1988-C139; 1996-D4
EMPR FIELDWORK 2000, p. 24
EMPR OF 2000-17, 2002-15
EMPR GEM 1974-225
PR REL Christopher James Gold Corporation, Mar.23, 1998; June 10, 1999