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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  14-Apr-2015 by Garry J. Payie (GJP)

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Name TSALIT MOUNTAIN, FENTON, FEN Mining Division Omineca
BCGS Map 093L016
Status Showing NTS Map 093L02W
Latitude 054º 09' 30'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 126º 56' 46'' Northing 6003087
Easting 634111
Commodities Perlite Deposit Types R12 : Volcanic glass - perlite
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

The area is underlain by Tertiary Ootsa Lake Group volcanics comprised mainly of rhyolitic to dacitic flows, tuffs, and breccia. The youngest formation in the area, tentatively named "Fenton Creek volcanic rocks", are found mainly in a 2.4 by 4.0 kilometre laterally elongated zone on the northwest slope of Tsalit Mountain. This unit consists of volcanic breccias, lava, tuff, and dikes which are thought to be post-Miocene in age. In places, especially east of Fenton Creek, this unit is comprised mainly of cream coloured glassy rhyolitic lava (perlite) and breccia. Immediately to the northwest this volcanic complex changes to predominantly feldspar porphyry trachyte and to the south to quartz porphyry rhyolite.

Work History

In 2007, Electrum Resource Corp collected 224 soil samples and 38 rock samples of various types. Prospecting was also conducted along roads and soil lines covering an area of approximately 350 hectares. Soil and rock samples were done near and/or over the Code (093L 004), Tsalit Mountain (093L 258) and Fenton occurrence (093L 248). Altered outcrop samples (J+G 001 and 002) were taken in the vicinity of the Code occurrence and assayed 4.4 grams per tonne silver, 0.14 per cent arsenic and 0.09 per cent zinc with anomalous values in gold (Assessment Report 29792).

In 2012, on the Pimpernel and Fenton properties, Copper Mountain carried out a mapping and prospecting program resulting in a re-interpretation of the geology and determined that the rhyolite flow-dome complex together with past exploration results supported the potential for bulk tonnage epithermal silver-gold mineralization. The Pimpernel property covered the Hagas showing at the southeast corner of their claim block and the Fenton block covered the Code, Tsalit Mountain and Fenton occurrence.

In 2013, Copper Mountain Mining drilled 1329 metres in 50 percussion holes with 151 samples being submitted for assay. They also conducted 3.6 kilometres of IP surveying. A total of 31 soil samples were also collected. The 2013 work was in proximity to the Code (093L 004), Tsalit Mountain (093L 258) and Fenton occurrences (093L 248), which were covered at the time by Copper Mountain's Fenton property.

Refer to Code (093L 004), for further information on the Fenton property.

EMPR ASS RPT 29729, 33461, 34563, 34655
EMPR GEM *1972-373-379,*Fig. 40
GSC OF 351