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NMI 094E6 Au2
Name BAKER, BAKER MINE, CHAPPELLE, CHAPPELLE (BAKER), A VEIN, B VEIN, MULTINATIONAL B, WEST CIRQUE, NEW ZONE, SABLE, RIDGE, BECK, WEST CHAPPELLE, CIRQUE, KNOB, SADDLE Mining Division Omineca
BCGS Map 094E025
Status Past Producer NTS Map 094E06E
Latitude 057º 17' 07'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 127º 06' 38'' Northing 6350723
Easting 613891
Commodities Gold, Silver, Copper, Zinc, Lead Deposit Types H05 : Epithermal Au-Ag: low sulphidation
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

The Baker (Chappelle) mine is located in the headwaters of the west arm of the informally named Canyon Creek, approximately 7 kilometres northwest of Black Lake.

A small window of Upper Triassic Takla (Stuhini) Group volcanic rocks are intruded by granitic stocks of the Early Jurassic Black Lake Suite and overlain unconformably by Jurassic and younger volcanic and sedimentary rocks. The oldest rocks in the area are occasional wedges of crystalline limestone, up to 150 metres or more thick, which are part of the Permian Asitka Group. To the north and east, the Takla Group rocks are unconformably overlain by gently dipping porphyritic flows and fragmental rocks of the Lower Jurassic Toodoggone Formation (Hazelton Group). To the west, the Toodoggone volcanics are unconformably overlain by Upper Cretaceous-Eocene (?) Sustut Group sedimentary rocks. The rocks in the area have been subjected to extensive normal block faulting from Jurassic to Tertiary time, and by thrusting of the Asitka Group rocks over the Takla Group rocks during the Middle Jurassic.

Four principal rock units of the Takla Group underlie the Baker property: augite porphyritic andesite, fine-grained andesite, pyroclastic breccia and feldspar porphyritic andesite. A dacite unit has been recognized and is approximately 10 to 20 metres thick. The oldest and most prevalent unit is the augite porphyritic andesite. With the exception of the dacite unit, the Takla Group rocks are all epidotized. The augite porphyritic andesite, fine-grained andesite and dacite are commonly silicified, particularly in the vicinity of quartz veins. A thrust faulted block of calcite marble of the Asitka Group occurs immediately to the west of the gold-silver bearing A vein. The block is inferred to have a minimum thickness of 150 metres. Limited observations indicate that the volcanic units strike north in the southwest, and northeast in the east, with steep to moderate dips. As exposed, the sequence appears to represent part of a northeast striking and southwest-plunging anticline.

The Takla Group rocks are intruded by granitic stocks of the Black Lake Suite, the largest of these, the Black Lake stock, extends 9 kilometres southeast from the Baker property. Its composition varies from granodiorite to quartz monzonite. Radiometric potassium-argon dates obtained by the Geological Survey of Canada on hornblende from this pluton indicate an emplacement age of 186 Ma. Another pair yielded ages of 189 Ma and 200 Ma on biotite and hornblende respectively (Property File - Barr, 1978). Two small syenomonzonite intrusions occur immediately to the north of the Black Lake stock near the A vein. Highly altered quartz feldspar porphyry which appears to be a late phase of the syenomonzonite intrusions, occurs immediately to the north of the A vein. The main portion of this porphyry unit lies at the fault contact between Asitka Group and Takla Group rocks near the western end of the A vein. Dike-like apophyses of this body, varying from 1 to 30 metres in thickness, subparallel and intersect the northeast extension of the A vein.

At the Baker mine property numerous quartz vein systems have been identified cutting Takla Group rocks; two veins (A and B veins) have been mined. Other quartz veins or veined zones include the C, D, G, J, K, L, M, Beck and TD veins and the North Quartz, New, West Chappelle, (Upper) Ridge, Knob (Saddle), Cariboo, Cirque and West Cirque zones. The zones occur over an area of approximately 4.0 by 1.5 kilometres within an uplifted block of brightly iron-stained basalt and andesite flows of the Takla Group. The veins occupy two principal trends: northeast and east-southeast. Wallrocks are variably silicified and altered to sericite, clay minerals and carbonate with intensity increasing with proximity to vein structures.

The main production at the Baker mine was from the A vein, a fault-controlled quartz vein system composed of two or more subparallel veins which strike northeast and dip from 80 degrees southeast to approximately 70 degrees northwest. The quartz vein system has been traced for a strike length of 435 metres and across a width varying from 10 to 70 metres. Individual veins within the system vary from 0.5 to 10 metres in width. Drilling indicates that the vein system persists for at least 150 metres vertically from surface. The A vein is the most southeasterly of the two principal veins in the system and, where both veins have been intersected in drillholes, they generally lie about 15 metres apart. Throughout most of its length, the A vein lies within altered Takla Group augite porphyritic andesite and dacite, which are intensely silicified on vein walls. At intervals, it lies partly along a contact between quartz feldspar porphyry on the northwest and Takla Group volcanic rocks on the southeast. Near it southwest limit, a lobe of quartz feldspar porphyry extends northwest along the contact between a small stock of syenomonzonite and wedge of Asitka Group marble.

The A vein system is cut by numerous crossfaults which offset portions of individual veins, commonly for 1 to 15 metres and in one instance, for an inferred plan offset of 30 metres in a small graben structure. Most of the faults are northwest striking normal and reverse faults dipping to the northeast, and dip-slip strike faults dipping at shallow angles, generally to the southeast. Wallrocks, particularly in the hangingwall, are badly broken. The quartz vein is broken into segments less than 30 metres in length.

A variety of quartz vein textures and crosscutting relationships indicate a complex history of veining with multiple depositional stages. Much of the quartz is massive and drusy, whereas a distinctive earlier ribboned variety is common, particularly near vein contacts. The quartz varies in colour from white to grey to dark grey.

Gold-silver values are generally associated with highly fractured and occasionally brecciated white to grey, vuggy quartz veins containing 1 to 10 per cent pyrite, and to a lesser extent occur in silicified wallrock. Xenoliths of altered andesite and dacite frequently occur in the veins. The only other common gangue mineral is carbonate, which fills fractures.

Higher grade mineralization is associated with grey quartz, which occasionally contains visible argentite, commonly associated with disseminated grains of pyrite, chalcopyrite and very minor sphalerite. High grade gold-silver values occasionally occur in narrow (1 to 5 centimetres) crosscutting silicified shears. Visible gold is rare. Significant precious metals were found to be contained in a flat-lying shoot 200 metres in length by 3 metres wide and extending to a depth of 40 metres below surface.

Polished section, x-ray diffraction, and electron microprobe studies indicate that pyrite is the dominant mineral, constituting about 90 per cent of sulphide mineralization. It occurs as euhedral grains and includes blebs of chalcopyrite, electrum, argentite, bornite and sphalerite. Sphalerite constitutes about 3 per cent of the sulphides and is commonly enclosed in pyrite. Argentite is commonly interstitial between pyrite, chalcopyrite and gold. Electrum is frequently associated with argentite. The form of occurrence of gold is similar to that of argentite and electrum. Bornite occurs as blebs in pyrite or with chalcopyrite. Galena occurs as rare discrete disseminated grains. Chalcocite forms thick coatings on chalcopyrite and covellite forms a thin coating on both chalcocite and chalcopyrite in the oxidized part of the A vein. Polybasite and stromeyerite are rare constituents.

Surface oxidation in the A vein area extends to a depth of 5 metres or more below surface and is reflected by the presence of hematite, jarosite and goethite as pyrite alteration products in vugs and fractures, particularly near surface.

A production decision was made in 1979 to mine the A vein system and the Baker mine went on stream in May, 1981 with operations continuing until Nov. 30, 1983. DuPont of Canada Exploration Ltd. was the operator. Remaining unclassified reserves are 9070 tonnes grading 8.47 grams per tonne gold and 159.4 grams per tonne silver (Open File 1992-1).

The B (Multinational B) zone or B vein system is 365 metres northeast of, and on strike with the A vein. The B zone is similar in style and structure to the A vein and has been traced over a northeast strike length of more than 250 metres and to a depth of nearly 200 metres. Drilling has defined a vertically to steeply northwest dipping quartz (carbonate) vein structure that strikes 055 degrees. True widths of the structure vary from 2.4 to 7.6 metres. B zone reserves are 45,355 tonnes, grading 19.53 grams per tonne gold and 176.88 grams per tonne silver (George Cross News Letter No. 213 (November 4), 1988). Gold and silver are contained within a steeply northeast- plunging shoot within the plane of the vein. The surface expression of the B zone is a network of narrow quartz veins and veinlets having an overall east-southeast strike with moderate northeast dips. These are interpreted as being part of the hangingwall alteration zone which also features moderate to intense quartz-carbonate-sericite- clay minerals alteration of the volcanic hostrocks. Precious metal values within the alteration zone are low. Takla Group rocks at the B zone comprise augite porphyritic andesite, the most prevalent unit. Dacite, in part an alteration of andesite, but also a discrete unit, is variably silicified. Intravolcanic sediments, in the form of banded siltstones occur within the sequence. All rocks contain disseminated pyrite and are variably altered, epidote being prominent within the andesitic unit. Dacites within the hangingwall alteration zone are transformed to a creamy white rock featuring abundant sericite, carbonate and clay mineral alteration with numerous quartz veinlets and disseminated pyrite. Limy siltstones locally feature skarn alteration in the form of garnet, epidote and considerable pyrite.

Takla Group rocks are intruded by coarse-grained quartz feldspar porphyry and equigranular finer grained pink felsic units. A quartz feldspar porphyry dike apparently marks the southwest limits of the B zone. The intrusive rocks contain some quartz veins.

Structural complexity of the B zone is in the form of fault offsets which increases with depth and along strike to the northeast. Vein contacts are commonly marked by gouge zones.

At least three stages of quartz veining are evident within the B zone structure. Earliest stages include a drusy grey variety with small carbonate patches which is commonly fractured and brecciated and healed by a creamy white chalcedonic quartz and by later quartz-carbonate stringers. Pyrite is a common constituent and chalcopyrite is a good indicator of gold mineralization - better gold grades have a direct correlation with copper values. Galena and sphalerite are also common vein constituents but are more prevalent in gently dipping vein structures in the hangingwall.

Both C and D veins are partly exposed on steep mountain slopes. The C vein is located 750 metres northwest of A vein, and D vein is 650 metres north-northeast of A vein. Chip samples from C vein assayed up to 1.3 grams per tonne gold and 27 grams per tonne silver across a width of 1.6 metres. The D vein is essentially barren of precious metal content (Property File - Barr, 1978).

The New zone is located approximately 800 metres east-northeast of the ‘B’ vein zone and east of the North Quartz zone. The zone comprises quartz veining with variable amounts of visible gold, electrum, argentite, chalcopyrite and sphalerite in a silicified and potassium feldspar-epidote–altered tuff.

The North Quartz zone is 1050 metres northeast of the A vein and consists of steeply dipping quartz veins with west-northwest strikes exposed over an area of 100 by 300 metres at the head of a cirque. Drilling in 1987 intersected narrow (less than 1 metre) quartz veins containing disseminated pyrite, galena and sphalerite.

At the West Chappelle vein system, 1400 metres west-southwest of the A vein, a shallow drillhole assayed 1.3 grams per tonne gold and 16.8 grams per tonne silver over a core length of 1.2 metres (Property File - Barr, 1978).

In 1993, a narrow vein was identified parallel to the West Chappelle vein swarm. Samples from this vein yielded up to 5.1 grams per tonne gold (Assessment Report 23922). Another vein, referred to as the ‘J’ vein, was also identified at this time in trench 93-04, located approximately 110 metres west of the west end of the West Chappelle zone. The vein comprises a 2 to 6 metre wide, massive, sulphide- (pyrite) bearing quartz vein that has been exposed over a strike length of 33 metres in an east-west–trending shear zone. Other banded quartz-calcite-pyrite veins, referred to as the ‘K’, ‘L’ and ‘M’ veins, were located immediately south and parallel to the ‘J’ vein and east of the ‘J’ vein, respectively.

The ‘G’ vein, identified 1993 and located on the west side of small south-flowing creek approximately 100 metres uphill from where the ‘C’ vein road crosses the creek, comprises a nearly flat quartz-calcite vein with 2 to 20 per cent pyrite. Fluorite is common in the eastern portion of the vein and copper oxides and sulphides were noted near the vein structure but not in the vein. The vein varies from 0.2 metres wide in the east to a maximum of 5 metres wide in the west, where the vein bifurcates into three lenses separated by altered volcanics. The east end of the U-shaped vein has a strike of north 25 degrees east.

The Beck vein, identified in 1998 on the east end of the Knob zone and located approximately 150 metres north of the northeast end of the ‘A’ vein zone, comprises a 1.5-metre wide quartz vein that has been exposed for approximately 30 metres. It appears to be associated with altered quartz feldspar porphyry that is generally believed to be the source of ‘A’ vein. In 2000, drilling on the vein indicated that it did not have any significant vertical extent.

The Upper Ridge or Ridge zone, identified 1998, is located approximately 400 metres northwest of the mined-out Baker ‘A’ vein. The area is underlain by Takla volcanics that have been intruded by a northeast-southwest–trending feldspar porphyry dike/sill. A quartz vein, averaging 4 metres in width and orientated at north 40 degrees east, has been mapped over a strike length of 105 metres. A second vein, referred to as the Crater vein, was identified in 1999 near the east end of the zone and comprises a zone of silica flooding along the contact of a feldspar porphyry and an andesite. The veins are associated with areas of strong clay-silica alteration.

The Cariboo zone is located approximately 1.5 kilometres west-southwest of the ‘A’ and ‘B’ veins and comprises an east-west–oriented, 4-metre wide quartz vein hosting a rare, fine-grained black sulphide mineral.

The West Cirque zone is located approximately 450 metres east of the ‘A’ vein zone and comprises a 0.27- to 1.8-metre wide quartz vein with disseminated pyrite in a gossanous host and a siliceous skarn zone with malachite and azurite staining.

The Cirque zone is located approximately 900 metres east of the ‘A’ vein zone and east of the West Cirque zone. The zone hosts galena, sphalerite and chalcopyrite mineralization associated with quartz veining and skarn zones.

The TD zone, identified in 2001 by drilling a previously identified resistivity anomaly and located roughly between the ‘A’ and ‘B veins, comprises a massive quartz-calcite-pyrite vein up to 12 metres wide.

To mid-December 1991, Sable Resources had mined approximately 9978 tonnes of material of greater than 17 grams per tonne gold from the B zone deposit area but was forced to cease operations in November 1991 due to poor underground conditions (T. Schroeter, personal communication, 1992). This ore is included with the Shasta Production.

Ore from the Shasta mine (094E 050) was transported to the Baker mill for processing.

Work History

During 1969 through 1972, Kennco Explorations Ltd. completed programs of geochemical (rock, soil and silt) sampling, a ground magnetometer survey and trenching on the area as the Chapelle No. 1 and 2 groups. In 1972, samples from trenching on the ‘A’ vein yielded values of up to 0.10 gram per tonne gold and 12.6 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 4066).

In late 1972, Con West Exploration optioned the claims and completed approximately 210 metres of drifting at the 1650 metre elevation. The ‘A’ vein was reported to have been intersected 50 metres below surface in a barren section of quartz and the claims were subsequently dropped.

In 1973, Bow River Resources and White River Mines completed an airborne geophysical survey on the area immediately north as the Gold claims.

In 1974, Du Pont of Canada Exploration Ltd. optioned the Chappelle property and completed a program of geological mapping, a 1.5 line-kilometre ground magnetic survey and 20 diamond drill holes, totalling 2309 metres. The following year, a further 21 diamond drill holes, totalling 2482 metres, were completed on the ‘A’ vein, North Quartz zone and West Chappelle zone. By this time a 162-metre long adit and two raises were reported to have been driven on the ‘A’ vein. In 1976, two diamond drill holes, totalling 108 metres, were completed and underground development was continued. In 1979, a further 39 diamond drill holes, totalling 3016.3 metres, and a new adit, at the 1690 metre elevation, were completed on the ‘A’ vein. In 1980, the construction of a 90.7 tonne per day mill was commenced, with full-scale production occurring early in 1981.

Later in 1981, Du Pont completed a program of diamond drilling, totalling 1033 metres in 11 holes; geological mapping and geochemical (rock, silt and soil) sampling. Drilling was performed on five vein systems other than the ‘A’ vein and yielded intercepts of up to 0.53 gram per tonne gold and 5.5 grams per tonne silver over 2.31 metres in hole S81-2 on the West Chappelle zone, 0.74 gram per tonne gold with 5.2 grams per tonne silver over 5.55 metres in hole S81-11 on the North Quartz zone and 0.89 gram per tonne gold with 114.6 grams per tonne silver over 1.26 metres on the ‘C’ vein (Assessment Report 9889).

In 1982, 18 diamond drill holes, totalling 934 metres, were completed on the property, with at least 2 diamond drill holes, totalling 436 metres, being completed to test the downdip potential of the ‘A’ vein below the 1620 metre elevation. Drillhole S82-1 yielded 5.2 grams per tonne gold and 256.5 grams per tonne silver over 1.5 metres, starting at 167.1 metres down-hole (Assessment Report 10662).

In late 1982 and early 1983, 1511 metres of surface diamond drilling and 832 metres of underground diamond drilling were completed in 37 holes to test the southwest extension of the ‘A’ vein and the potential of a subparallel quartz vein, approximately 75 metres into the hangingwall of the ‘A’ vein. Drilling highlights included 13.5 grams per tonne gold and 80.8 grams per tonne gold over 3.9 metres in hole U82-1 and 1.8 grams per tonne gold and 102 grams per tonne silver over 8.52 metres in hole S83-4 (Assessment Report 11516).

Later in 1983, two diamond drill holes, totalling 139 metres, were completed on an intensely argillic-altered zone with anomalous mercury and arsenic, located approximately 2 kilometres north-northeast of the ‘A’ vein, and yielded anomalous silver values of up to 9.5 grams per tonne over 1.05 metre in hole S84-26 (Assessment Report 11598).

Mining operations on the ‘A’ vein zone ceased in December of 1983.

In mid-1985, the Chappelle property was acquired from DuPont by Multinational Resources Inc., who completed a program of sediment sampling, trenching, ground electromagnetic (resistivity) surveys and 613 metres of diamond drilling on several zones including two holes on the ‘B’ vein zone. In 1986, a further program of minor soil and rock sampling and 23 diamond drill holes, totalling 2032.7 metres, were completed, primarily on the ‘B’ vein zone. Drilling highlights included 11.2 grams per tonne gold and 176.5 grams per tonne silver over 4.27 metres in hole 85-1, 10.5 and 9.9 grams per tonne gold with 26.0 and 5.8 grams per tonne silver over 2.62 and 4.1 metres, respectively in hole M86-10 and 58.2 grams per tonne gold with 727.1 grams per tonne silver over 5.12 metre in hole M86-23 (Assessment Report 15321 and 15701).

In 1987, 28 diamond drill holes, totalling 3614.6 metres, and a ground electromagnetic survey were completed, primarily on the ‘B’ vein. Drilling on the ‘B’ vein yielded intersections of up to 45.9 grams per tonne gold, 77.3 grams per tonnes silver and 0.75 per cent copper over 4.42 metres in hole M87-9, whereas two diamond drill holes, totalling 217.0 metres, were completed on the Chapelle 27 and 28 claims covering the North Quartz zone and intersected a mineralized quartz vein at the end of hole M87-21 that yielded 0.27 gram per tonne gold, 54.0 grams per tonne silver, 1.90 per cent lead and 2.50 per cent zinc over 1.52 metres (Assessment Report 16499 and 16741).

In 1988, three diamond drill holes, totalling 371.8 metres, were completed on the ‘B’ vein zone to test it along strike to the northeast but they intersected generally only low metal values. Also at this time, drilling was performed on the North Quartz and New zones, yielding intercepts of up to 0.55 gram per tonne gold, 47.2 grams per tonne silver, 0.085 per cent copper, 1.39 per cent lead and 8.10 per cent zinc over 0.3 metre from a 1.8-metre wide vein hosting pyrite, galena and sphalerite in hole M88-08 on the North Quartz zone and 18.3 grams per tonne gold with 628.6 grams per tonne silver over 2.35 metres in hole M88-09 on the New zone (Property File – Carter, N. [1999-02-06]: North quartz zone - Baker Mine; Carter, N. [1998-08-13]: Letter from Nick Carter to Mel Rahal with report and maps - Baker Mine Property). Drilling on the C vein is reported to have yielded up to 0.44 gram per tonne gold and 69.8 grams per tonne silver over 1.5 metres (Property File – Carter, N.C. [1988-10-14]: Summary report 1988 exploration program - Chappelle Project).

In 1989, Multinational carried out an extensive exploration program consisting of 15 kilometres of VLF-magnetic geophysics, trenching and the analysis of 653 soil and 316 rock samples. The 1989 program was successful in discovering seven new areas of gold mineralization, which warranted drill testing of the target areas. These targets areas were the B Vein Offset , West Cirque zone, Peter's Gulch showing, Price zone, Northwest zone, Mt. Shasta area and Clancey-North Black Gossan zone.

Sampling of the zones yielded: 2.5 grams per tonne silver, 0.783 per cent copper and 0.421 per cent zinc from the New zone (sample PD-69); four samples (CT-41 through -43 and PD-205) from the western ridge of the Cirque zone yielded values from trace to 0.442 gram per tonne gold, 16.1 to 186.0 grams per tonne silver, 0.188 to 1.919 per cent copper, 0.721 to 1.676 per cent lead and 0.272 to 2.465 per cent zinc, whereas two samples (PD-80 and -81) from the lower elevation (1700 metres) skarn(?) mineralization to the east-southeast yielded values of up to 0.120 gram per tonne gold, 38.3 grams per tonne silver, 0.200 per cent copper, 1.782 per cent lead and 1.745 per cent zinc; a sample PD-82 of chalcopyrite-bearing granitic rock, taken further to the east-southeast, yielded 27.4 grams per tonne silver and 0.727 per cent copper and three samples (PD-202 to - 204) from the West Cirque zone yielded values from 0.36 to 1.20 grams per tonne gold and 79.5 to 158.0 grams per tonne silver (Property File - Delancy, P.R. [1989-10-01]: Final report on the 1989 exploration program Chappelle Property).

In 1991, Sable arranged with Multinational to mine and mill the ‘B’ vein zone and did so through 1997. In 1992, a consortium of Sable Resources and Shasta International used the old Baker Mine mill and mined from the Shasta (MINFILE 094E 050) deposit and part of the ‘B’ zone of the Baker Mine. In 1993, a portion of the original Chappelle claims was forfeited by Multinational Resources Inc.; Baker Lake Gold Mines acquired the claims and through the following year completed programs of prospecting, heavy mineral and rock sampling, trenching, an 8.0 line-kilometre induced polarization and 11 diamond drill holes, totalling 902.5 metres, primarily on the West Chappelle zone and associated (J, K, L and M) veins. Drillhole 94-08, located on the ‘L’ vein, yielded 0.41 gram per tonne gold over 0.42 metre of quartz breccia (Assessment Report 23922).

In 1996, Sable acquired the Chappelle property through the acquisition of Multinational Mining Inc., a private company, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Sable. Mining operations were initially by underground methods of mining but reverted to surface and open-pit methods due to the very unstable ground conditions. Also in 1997, a program of geochemical (soil and rock) sampling, geological mapping, trenching and 17 diamond drill holes, totalling 1253.2 metres, were completed on the Mining Lease No. 49, located near the Baker Mill site and centred on the ‘B’ vein extension zone and the West Cirque zone, and on the Black Gossan and Clancey zones to the east. Samples from the ‘B’ vein extension and West Cirque zones yielded values of up to 0.65 and 0.50 gram per tonne gold with 20.0 and 8.0 grams per tonne silver over 5 metres each, respectively (Assessment Report 25619). Also at this time, diamond drilling on the ‘B’ vein extension yielded up to 1.7 grams per tonne gold and 9.3 grams per tonne silver over 2.15 metres in hole 97-5 (Assessment Report 25619).

Sable Resources planned to develop (1996) a small open pit on the Multinational B zone (B vein). They processed approximately 2267 tonnes of ore this year, but were unable to complete their program due to early onset of winter. The company plans to spend a minimum of $150,000 on exploration next year and an additional $100,000 on reclamation (B. Lane, personal communication, 1996). The company states that approximately 725 to 907 tonnes of ore grading 34.2 grams per tonne gold equivalent is 'available' for extraction from the B vein open pit. In 1996, Sable produced 52,720 grams of gold, 507,267 grams of silver and 8600 kilograms of copper from 2337 tonnes of ore from underground mining on the B vein. In 1997, the company milled about 1600 tonnes of ore from the B vein open pit and re-processed about 545 tonnes of tailings, yielding 35,085 grams of gold, 220,337 grams of silver and 4476 kilograms of copper (Information Circular 1998-1, page 22 and T. Schroeter). This ore has been mined out via a surface cut and re-processing of old mill tailings (T. Schroeter, personal communication, 1997).

See Shasta for a complete summary of post 1996 work on the Shasta Chappelle (Baker) property.

In 1998, 16 talus samples of high-grade quartz float from the Upper Ridge zone averaged 155.8 grams per tonne gold and 3150 grams per tonne silver with values of up to 432.5 grams per tonne gold and 12 382 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 26004). Also at this time, a drillhole (DD98-21) located on the Upper Ridge zone yielded 0.41 gram per tonne gold and 20.5 grams per tonne silver over 0.76 metre (Assessment Report 26004).

In 1999, a trench sample (111995) from the Beck vein yielded 3.6 grams per tonne gold and 6.5 grams per tonne silver, whereas nearby float samples (554) yielded up to 554.7 grams per tonne gold and 14603 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 26189). Also at this time, a composite sample of float from an area of clay-silica alteration, located near the southwest end of the Knob zone and referred to as the Saddle area, averaged 136.8 grams per tonne gold and 1026 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 26189). Drillholes (99-07 and 99-14) on the Upper Ridge and Knob Hill zones yielded 0.21 and 0.62 gram per tonne gold with 12.3 and 6.8 grams per tonne silver over 1.2 and 1.5 metres, respectively (Assessment Report 26189).

In 2001, drilling on the TD vein yielded low-grade intercepts of 0.16 gram per tonne gold each over 6.78 and 12.0 metres in holes 01-05 and 01-06, respectively (Assessment Report 26815).

In 2004, drilling on the North Quartz zone yielded intercepts of up to 1.93 grams per tonne gold and 79.6 grams per tonne silver over 1.25 metres in hole 04-32 (Assessment Report 27653).

In 2006, three drillholes (DD06-23, -24 and -25), totalling 497.9 metres, were completed on the Upper Ridge zone to test geophysical anomalies identified in 2004. The drillholes intercepted Takla volcanics in contact with a feldspar porphyry yielding values of up to 1.77 grams per tonne gold and 7.3 grams per tonne silver over 0.5 metre in hole DD06-23 (Assessment Report 29168).

In 2010, 16 samples of vuggy quartz-clay-potassium feldspar–altered feldspar porphyry cut by oxidized quartz veinlets with vugs of limonite-hematite from the Upper Ridge zone yielded values from 0.350 to 1.200 grams per tonne gold with up to 56.9 grams per tonne silver, whereas 15 rock samples collected from the ‘B’ slope area, located 800 metres east of the ‘A’ vein, yielded values of up to 0.750 gram per tonne gold and 22.4 grams per tonne silver from a 0.5-metre wide, north-80-degrees-west–orientated, quartz vein that has been traced for approximately 50 metres along strike (Assessment Report 34394). Also at this time, sampling of the North Quartz, ‘C’, Cariboo and West Chappelle vein zones yielded values of up to 0.60, 0.75, 0.70 and 0.50 gram per tonne gold with 40.0, 14.8, 11.3 and 5.5 grams per tonne silver, respectively (Assessment Report 34394).

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EMPR PF (Memorandum, (June 9, 1977), The Department of Mines and Petroleum Resources; *Chappelle Gold-Silver Deposit, British Columbia, (February 1978), D.A. Barr; Prospectus, (March 1977), Du Pont of Canada Exploration Limited; Multinational News, (Summer 1986) Multinational Resources Inc.; Written Communication, (Feb.18, 1987), T. Schroeter; Notes, maps, photographs; Underground mine plan, 1982; Sable Resources Ltd. Website)
EMR MIN BULL MR 223 B.C. 267
EMR MP CORPFILE (Kennco Explorations, (Western) Limited; Conwest Exploration Company Limited; Du Pont of Canada Exploration Limited; Kennecott Corporation)
GSC BULL 270
GSC MAP 14-1973
GSC OF 306; 483
GSC P 80-1A, pp. 27-32
CIM BULL Sept. 1983; Nov. 1985, pp. 55-61; Sept. 1986, pp. 61-68
CMJ Vol. 102, No. 10, Oct. 1981
ECON GEOL Vol. 86, 1991, pp. 529-554
GCNL #237(Dec.10), 1985; #141(July 25),#162(Aug.22),#192(Oct.4), 1985; #8(Jan.13),#136(July 16),#151(Aug.7),#160(Aug.20), #171(Sept.5),#183(Sept.23),#191(Oct.3),#160, 1986; #86(May 5), #114(June 15),#151,#188(Sept.30), 1987; #213(Nov.4), 1988; #131(Jul.10),#244(Dec.20), 1989; #130(Jul.8), 1997; #221(Nov.18), 1998; #109(June 7), 2000
IPDM Feb. 1986
N MINER Aug.15; 29; Oct.21, 1985; June 16; Sept. 15; Oct.6; Nov.3, 1986; Mar.7; 9; May 4, 1987; Oct.25, 1999
N MINER MAG March 1987
PR REL Sable Resources Ltd. Nov.27, 1996; July 4, Sept.23, Nov.26, 1997; Nov.12, 1998; Aug.27, Oct.13, 1999
V STOCKWATCH Sept.29, 1987
W MINER June 1980
WIN Vol. 1, #7, June 1987
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