British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas and Responsible for Housing
News | The Premier Online | Ministries & Organizations | Job Opportunities | Main Index

MINFILE Home page  ARIS Home page  MINFILE Search page  Property File Search
Help Help
File Created: 07-Sep-1988 by Laura L. Duffett (LLD)
Last Edit:  26-Oct-2012 by Garry J. Payie (GJP)

Summary Help Help

Name VG, GIM (ZONE 2), ZAPPA Mining Division Liard
BCGS Map 104B066
Status Showing NTS Map 104B10W
Latitude 056º 40' 04'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 130º 54' 27'' Northing 6282032
Easting 383101
Commodities Gold, Silver Deposit Types I02 : Intrusion-related Au pyrrhotite veins
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

The VG Vein is a very high-grade, gold-bearing vein. The VG area is underlain by a massive sequence of pillowed andesite basalt flows along with agglomeratic phases of the Upper Triassic Stuhini Group. This volcanic package has been intruded by small rhyolite plugs in the southern half of the property. The only sedimentary rocks noted in the VG area are narrow (50m - 100m) beds of coarsely crystalline marble.

This vein was discovered during the 1987 exploration program on the property. At that time, the VG vein was trenched and sampled. Assays ran up to 127.20 grams per tonne gold (Assessment Report 17127). The VG vein is a northwesterly striking, steeply northeasterly dipping fissure exposed on a cliff of porphyritic andesite. The vein is 1 to 4 centimetres thick and contains pyrite, hematite, goethite and free gold in quartz. At this location, a sample was taken in 1990 that assayed 701.83 grams per tonne gold and 102.17 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 20459). Another sample from the gold-bearing quartz vein assayed 127.09 grams per tonne gold, 24.2 grams per tonne silver, 0.065 per cent bismuth and 0.015 per cent arsenic (Property File: Todoruk, S.L., 1988).

Its location at the northern boundary of the claim and its narrowness preclude it from becoming a high-priority exploration target.

Work History

DuPont of Canada Exploration Limited undertook the earliest recorded exploration in the property-area. During 1980 DuPont conducted a regional silt sampling program in the Snippaker Creek valley. Analysis of a silt sample taken upstream fromt he Canyon Zone on Zappa Creek returned 7000 parts per billion gold. Late in 1980 a short program of silt and rock sampling was conducted over the property-area. The Cave Zone and Mineral Gulch geochemical anomalies were probably located at that time. DuPont conducted a property examination in 1981. During that program, the first grid was sampled over the Cave Zone resulting in the discovery of a linear soil-gold anomaly in that area. The Zappa claim lapsed during the mid 198Os,

In 1986, as a result of a general staking rush in the Iskut area, Ian Hagomoen staked the Gim Property. It was sold to Gulf International Minerals Ltd who optioned it to Consolidated Kyle Resources Inc.

Consolidated Kyle contracted with Pamicon Developments to do reconnaissance mapping and soil sampling on the property from 1987 to 1989. They identified a northeasterly trending gold in soils anomaly. Further contour sampling in various areas defined an area of anomalous gold geochemistry in the area of the Cave zone. During the program, one of the prospectors on the crew found the VG vein (104B 293) near the northwestern corner of the property. During 1987 and 1988, Consolidated Kyle also participated in a regional airborne magnetic and electromagnetic survey conducted by Aerodat Limited.

In 1990, Consolidated Kyle contracted consulting geologist John Ostler to detailed trenching (123 metres in 6 trenches), soil geochemistry (549 soil samples), rock sampling (51 samples) and geological mapping over the various anomalous areas on the Gim proeprty located by previous programs. This program located the high grade gold mineralization on the AJ zone (Assessment Report 20459).

In 1991, as part of an extended property examination on the Gim property, Consolidated Kyle resurveyed and cut 4.8 km of line on which they contracted Scott Geophysics to perform ground magnetic and VLF-EM surveys on the property (Assessment Report 22188). Over the three lines that covered the AJ zone Time Domain IP was run.

EMPR ASS RPT 9189, 10363, 11304, *17127, *20495, 22188
EMPR GM 1997-03
EMPR OF 1990-16; 1994-1
EMPR PF (*Todoruk, S.L., Ikona, C.K., (1988): Geological Report on the Gim Mineral Claim, Feb. 1988, in Statement of Material Facts #60/88, Kyle Resources Ltd., Jun. 29, 1988)
GSC MAP 9-1957; 311A; 1418A
GSC P 89-1E, pp. 145-154
NW PROSPECTOR Aug./Sept., 1988
Anderson, R.G. (1988): A Paleozoic and Mesozoic Stratigraphic and Plutonic Framework for the Iskut Map area (104B), Northwestern British Columbia, pp. A1-A5, in Geology and Metallogeny of Northwestern British Columbia, Smithers Exploration Group, G.A.C. Cordilleran Section Workshop, October 16-19, 1988
Equity Preservation Corp. Compilation: Stewart-Sulphurets-Iskut, Dec. 1988, (Showing No. B20)