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File Created: 15-Jul-1988 by Garry J. Payie (GJP)
Last Edit:  04-Apr-2022 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name MIKE PEAK, SIB Mining Division Skeena
BCGS Map 104B049
Status Showing NTS Map 104B08W
Latitude 056º 27' 07'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 130º 18' 39'' Northing 6257152
Easting 419206
Commodities Asbestos, Silver, Copper, Lead, Zinc Deposit Types M06 : Ultramafic-hosted asbestos
I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

Actinolite asbestos is reported to occur within a north trending band of phyllites between Sulphurets Glacier and Ted Morris Glacier (Newmont Map). These phyllites were developed from pelites and tuffs now believed correlative, with rocks of the Upper Triassic Stuhini Group. Metamorphism is believed to be Cretaceous. The genesis and limits of this belt are unknown (Fieldwork 1987, page 205).

In 2016, prospecting and rock sampling was carried out near Mike Peak on behalf of Eskay Mining Corp. Six samples were collected including sample CG-ESK-16-R-332 which was assayed but not described. The sample graded 40.7 grams per tonne silver 0.327 per cent arsenic, 0.12 per cent copper, 1.73 per cent lead, 1.88 per cent zinc and 0.372 per cent antimony (Assessment Report 36739). It is assumed that mineralization was sphalerite, galena, arsenopyrite and stibnite. This vein is a polymetallic vein type occurrence. Other samples were not as significant but sample CG-ESK-16-R-336 did assay 0.332 percent barium (Assessment Report 36739).

See Sib (Lulu) (104B 376) and Cumberland (104B 011) for further details of work done on the Sib and Corey properties.

Work History

In 2016, C.J. Greig & Associates Ltd., on behalf of Eskay Mining Corp., conducted reconnaissance soil and stream sediment sampling in an area that has been mapped as Stuhini Group rocks, east of Ted Morris glacier on the southern part of the SIB property. Samplers collected 65 soil samples along a northwest-trending ridge located on the east side of the Ted Morris glacier. The soil line traversed an area mapped as Stuhini Group sedimentary and volcanic rocks. Samples were collected at 75 metres intervals along the line for a total line-length of about 4800 metres. Three stream sediment samples were also collected about 1 kilometre south of the soil line. A total of 126 rock samples were collected in a region encompassing about 35 square kilometres that surrounds the Ted Morris glacier. Areas sampled include Red Lightning (104B 605) and GFJ (104B 233) and areas farther south toward Ted Morris Glacier showing (104B 236).

In 2020, Eskay Mining Corp. completed a program of prospecting, rock sampling, ground and airborne geophysical surveys and 4335 metres of diamond drilling in 20 holes on the area as part of the Sib-Corey-North Mitchell property. The geophysical surveys consisted of a 911.7 line-kilometre airborne electromagnetic survey, a 55.85 line-kilometre induced polarization survey and a 43.19 line-kilometre magnetotelluric survey. Drilling was performed on the TV (MINFILE 104B 385) and Jeff (MINFILE 104B 525) occurrences.

EMPR FIELDWORK 1984, p. 316; 1987, pp. 199-209
EMPR OF *1988-4; 1989-10; 1995-25
EMPR PF (*Geology Map- 1:31,250 Scale - Newmont Exploration of Canada Ltd., 1960's)
GSC MAP 9-1957; 1418A
GSC P 89-1E, pp. 145-154
Gunning, M.H., (1986): Late Triassic to Middle Jurassic (Norian to Oxfordian) Volcanic and Sedimentary Stratigraphy and Structure in the Southeastern Part of the Iskut map sheet, Northcentral British Columbia; unpublished B.Sc. Thesis, University of British Columbia, page 85
Lindsay, D., Prowse, N.D. (2021-06-08): NI 43-101 Technical Report on the Sib-Corey-North Mitchell Property
EMPR PFD 803692, 804234