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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  04-Apr-2022 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name PEACH 2, OPHIR, ANN, JODY, LAC LA HACHE Mining Division Clinton
BCGS Map 092P094
Status Prospect NTS Map 092P14W
Latitude 051º 57' 41'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 121º 18' 18'' Northing 5758101
Easting 616459
Commodities Copper, Gold Deposit Types L03 : Alkalic porphyry Cu-Au
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Quesnel
Capsule Geology

The Peach 2/Jody copper showing is located 3 kilometres south of Peach Lake, approximately 20 kilometres northeast of Lac La Hache and is readily accessible from Highway 97 via a network of logging roads. Other names for the claims and showings have been the Ann and the Ophir. The Peach #2/Jody showing is one of several copper showings on the current Ann 1 and 2 claims (see also 092P 001, 002, 034, 035, 108, 115 and 153). All of these occurrences 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 Peach property is underlain by andesites, basalts, calcareous tuffs and argillites of the Upper Triassic Nicola Group (Assessment Report 25368). Nicola Group rocks are intruded by the Upper Triassic to Lower Jurassic Spout Lake Intrusive complex, an alkalic intrusive suite ranging in composition from pyroxenite through monzonite to syenite, and from batholithic size to small intrusive plugs, dykes and breccia bodies. Granodioritic rocks of the Triassic to Jurassic Takomkane Batholith intrude Nicola rocks east of the property. Outliers of alkaline plateau basalts of the Miocene to Pleistocene Chilcotin Group are present in the general area.

No good description of the Peach 2/Jody showing is available, however Assessment Report 3815, states that metallic mineralization consists of magnetite, chalcopyrite, bornite, pyrite and pyrrhotite disseminated and associated with veining and stockworks. Alteration and vein minerals include the aforementioned metallic minerals and k-feldspar, epidote, biotite and tourmaline. Primary copper minerals are commonly altered to malachite. The mineralization reportedly (Assessment Report 3815) occurs within an altered intrusive breccia in a northeast-trending zone along the eastern contact of a syenodiorite (monzonite) intrusive with Nicola andesite.

In 1991, a percussion drill hole (P91-10) yielded 0.1 per cent copper and 0.1 gram per tonne gold over 70.1 metres (SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. (2012-06-04): Independent Technical Report for the Lac La Hache Project).

In 2008, drilling yielded intercepts including 0.25 and 0.1 per cent copper with 0.15 and 3.68 grams per tonne gold over 26 and 8 metres, respectively, in holes P208-11 and P208-20 (SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. (2012-06-04): Independent Technical Report for the Lac La Hache Project).

Work History

Interest in the Spout Lake area was triggered in 1966 when the Geological Survey of Canada released the results of a regional airborne magnetic survey which outlined an annular magnetic anomaly 10 kilometres in diameter in the Spout Lake area and which included the area underlying the Peach 1 prospect. Subsequently in 1966 and 1967, Coranex Limited attained anomalous results in follow-up stream sediment geochemical surveys and soil geochemical surveys in the area south of Peach Lake. Programs of geological, soil geochemical, magnetometer, induced polarization and prospecting surveys were undertaken in 1967 in the area south of Peach Lake, leading to the discovery of the Peach 1 and several other occurrences. Asarco Exploration Company of Canada Limited optioned the property in 1969. Amax Potash Limited optioned the property between 1971 and 1973 and completed programs of geological mapping, geophysics and percussion drilling. Amax and Asarco reportedly (Assessment Report 25368) completed 10 percussion drill holes with results up to 6.1 metres grading 0.13% copper and 0.26 g/t gold. In 1983 and 1984, the Selco Division of BP Resources Canada Limited completed soil geochemical surveys on the Core group of claims which covered the property.

G.W.R. Resources Incorporated acquired the property in 1988 and Asarco re-optioned the property and completed induced polarization surveys and percussion drilling in 1991. In 1993, G.W.R. Resources formed a joint venture with Regional Resources and have since completed programs of induced polarization and diamond drilling. GWR Resources completed programs of drilling on the Peach 2 zone in 1999, 2004 and 2008. The 2008 drill program included 23 drill holes, totalling 7542.2 metres. GWR Resources completed programs of prospecting, geochemical sampling, geological mapping and geophysical surveys on the area through 2013.

In 2017, a 641 line-kilometre airborne high-resolution gravimetric and magnetic gradient survey was completed on the area. During 2018 through 2021, EnGold Mines Ltd. completed programs of prospecting, soil sampling, diamond drilling and a geophysical survey on the area as part of the Lac La Hache property.

EMPR AR 1966-135, 1967-126, *1968-155
EMPR GEM 1969-183, 1972-324, 1973-278
GSC MAP 1966-3, 1278A
Whiteaker, Robin (1966), The Geology, Geochronology and Mineralization of the Ann Property: and Early Jurassic Alkalic Porphyry system near Lac La Hache, B.C. Honours B.Sc. Thesis, U.B.C.
*SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. (2012-06-04): Independent Technical Report for the Lac La Hache Project
Kirkham, G. (2018-03-05): NI 43-101 Technical Report Mineral Resource Estimate for the Aurizon South Deposit, Lac La Hache Project
SRK Consulting (Canada), Inc. (2021-05-11): Independent Technical Report for the Lac La Hache Project, Canada
EMPR PFD 13547, 13548, 13549