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File Created: 14-Feb-1995 by Chris J. Rees (CRE)
Last Edit:  16-Jul-2013 by Nicole Barlow (NB)

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Name FROG 1 Mining Division Liard
BCGS Map 094L005
Status Prospect NTS Map 094L03E
Latitude 058º 01' 27'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 127º 09' 30'' Northing 6432884
Easting 608778
Commodities Gold, Silver, Copper, Molybdenum Deposit Types
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Quesnel
Capsule Geology

This gold-silver-copper prospect is situated in steep terrain in the Frog 1 claim, 2.5 kilometres southeast of the confluence of the Pitman and Frog rivers in the Cassiar Mountains of Northern British Columbia (Assessment Report 16770, Figure 3).

Based on its location, the occurrence is in the Pitman Batholith, a large Early Jurassic intrusion that is part of the Guichon Plutonic Suite in the terrane of Quesnellia. It is composed of well-foliated quartz-diorite and granodiorite (Geological Survey of Canada Maps 42-1962, 1712A, 1713A; Geological Society of America, Geology of North America, Volume G-2, page 500). The rock is characterized by large, prismatic hornblende grains and white plagioclase. Much of the pluton is metamorphosed to greenschist grade, especially near faults.

Mineralization occurs primarily in quartz veins, which are generally 20 to 50 centimetres wide, strike north-northeast and dip west (Assessment Report 16770). Mineralization is also present in the surrounding granodiorite. The veins contain bornite and malachite in large massive blebs and minor chalcopyrite.

In 1986, Alex McMillan staked the Frog 1 claim.

In 1987, Alex McMillan completed prospecting on the Frog 1 claim. Preliminary assay results indicated values of 14.4 grams per tonne gold, 387 grams per tonne silver, and 34.2 per cent copper (Assessment Report 16770). One sample was screened and found to contain coarse gold. Later samples yielded high copper and silver values of 43.5 per cent and 319 grams per tonne, respectively, but relatively little gold (Assessment Report 16770).

In 2008, CJL Enterprises Ltd. completed an exploration program of soil and rock sampling and detailed prospecting. Highlights include outcrop sample 672523, which returned 32.9 per cent copper and 318 grams per tonne silver, and float sample 672522, which returned 53.1 per cent copper and 356 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 30934).

In 2011, International Samuel Exploration Corp. optioned the Frog property (previously the Pit Bullfrog or TK 1-88) encompassing the TK-81 (MINFILE 094E 164), TK-43 (MINFILE 094E 030) and Frog 1 showings. Work completed that year included airborne magnetic geophysical surveys and geological prospecting. A total of 104 rock samples were collected during this time, with mineralization of pyrite, chalcopyrite, bornite and magnetite found in the samples. Seven of the samples returned higher than 1 per cent copper, five samples returned higher than 1 gram per tonne gold and seven samples returned greater than 10 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 32631).

In 2012, International Samuel Exploration Corp. conducted an exploration program of regional reconnaissance, detailed prospecting, talus slope sampling, detailed petrological analysis of outcrop and subcrop mineralization and fluid inclusion studies. In total, 544 rock samples were collected that assayed values up to 4.28 per cent copper, 4 grams per tonne gold, 0.427 per cent molybdenum and 55.1 grams per tonne silver (Press Release, International Samuel Exploration Corp., February 12, 2013).

EMPR EXPL 1987-C344
EMPR ASS RPT *16770, *30934, *32631
GSC MAP 42-1962; 1712A; 1713A
GSA (Gabrielse, H. and Yorath, C.J. (Editors) (1991): Geology of North America, Volume G-2).
PR REL International Samuel Exploration Corp., *Feb. 12, 2013