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File Created: 15-Jul-2009 by George Owsiacki (GO)
Last Edit:  16-Mar-2010 by Laura deGroot (LDG)

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Name NMG 26 Mining Division Cariboo
BCGS Map 093A083
Status Showing NTS Map 093A14W
Latitude 052º 48' 59'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 121º 27' 57'' Northing 5852948
Easting 603387
Commodities Nickel, Chromium Deposit Types M02 : Tholeiitic intrusion-hosted Ni-Cu
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Kootenay, Barkerville
Capsule Geology

The NMG 26 showing is located east of Snowshoe Creek and south of French Snowshoe Creek, about 23 kilometres north of Likely. Access to the property is via the all-weather, two-wheel drive Keithley Creek logging road from Likely. At the old settlement of Keithley Creek, a logging road on the east side of Keithley Creek leads to the property.

Diamond drilling in 2000 tested highly anomalous induced polarization values with low resistivity, with, or on the flank of strong magnetic anomalies and in proximity to fault structure intersections. Both drillholes intersected variable thicknesses of interbedded quartzites and green to black phyllites of the Upper Proterozoic to Paleozoic Snowshoe Group intruded by dioritic dikes and sills and altered ultramafic sections. Numerous intersections of weak to very strong sulphide enrichment up to 15 per cent was intersected throughout the drill core. Sulphides consist of pyrrhotite and pyrite on chloritic and graphitic lamella and shear planes, and disseminations. Pyrite-filled microfractures crosscut the quartzites and phyllites in many sections of the core. Sulphides also occur in quartz veins and veinlets. The sections of altered ultramafic rocks varied from approximately 0.5 to 5.0 metres thick. Anomalous chromium, nickel, strontium and vanadium assay values are present. One sample from an ultramafic section yielded up to 0.1 per cent nickel and 0.15 per cent chromium from drillhole 00-1 (Assessment Report 26659).

Noble Metal Group Incorporated and its predecessor company Cascadia Mines and Resources Ltd. have been carrying out exploration for both placer and lode gold deposits since 1979. The work carried out on the hardrock claims includes grid preparation, soil geochemical surveying, magnetic and electromagnetic surveying, induced polarization (IP) surveying and diamond drilling. In 2000, a diamond drill program totalling 805.4 metres in two holes was carried out to test anomalous coincident IP and magnetic zones in areas of fault intersections.

EMPR ASS RPT *26659, 31109
GSC MAP 59-1959; 1424A; 1538G
GSC OF 574; 844
EMPR PFD 908981, 886186, 886188