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File Created: 31-Mar-2009 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)
Last Edit:  20-Apr-2021 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name CHESS Mining Division Omineca
BCGS Map 093K015
Status Anomaly NTS Map 093K03E
Latitude 054º 07' 12'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 125º 10' 48'' Northing 5999070
Easting 357524
Commodities Molybdenum Deposit Types
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Cache Creek, Stikine
Capsule Geology

The Chess claim group is located immediately east of Cheskwa Lake, 14 kilometres northwest of the community of Endako. In the late 1960s, Mercury Explorations Limited conducted geophysical and geochemical sampling.

Locally, bedrock consists of a weakly sheared, slightly sericitized coarse-grained quartz monzonite. In the extreme north west corner of the claims, Endako quartz monzonite intrudes the Casey alaskite.

A weakly anomalous zone, measuring 1800 by 600 metres, was identified by an induced polarization survey. This is likely due to disseminated pyrite +/- molybdenite mineralization.

Work History

In 1965, Francois Lake Mines completed a program of geological mapping and soil sampling on the as the DA, T, GR and Grade claims.

In 1969, Mercury Exploration completed a 15.0 line-kilometre induced polarization survey on the area as the Chess claims.

In 1970, Atlas Explorations Ltd. completed a lone drillhole (CH-1) on the Chess claim and intercepted minor molybdenite mineralization in a quartz monzonite.

EMPR ASS RPT 758, 2002
EMPR PF Cyprus Anvil (Carr, J.M., (1969-09-01): Project Report - M-2 and Various Reports on Endako Mine Area; Adamson, R.S., (1969-09-15): Endako District Properties; Baird, J.G., (1969-10-07): Evaluation of Reconnaissance Induced Polarization Results; Dawson, K.M. (1969-11-25): Examination of Mercury Explorations Properties in Endako Area, B.C.; (1970-01-01): Location Map of Claim Groups and Drill Holes; Baird, J.G., (1970-08-07): Report on Induced Polarization Surveys, Endako Area)