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File Created: 10-Nov-1988 by Laura L. Duffett (LLD)
Last Edit:  04-Jan-2021 by Del Ferguson (DF)

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Name CAM 9, NORMAN, MAY 1, JOSH Mining Division Liard
BCGS Map 104B067
Status Showing NTS Map 104B10W
Latitude 056º 38' 54'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 130º 45' 58'' Northing 6279635
Easting 391709
Commodities Copper, Silver, Zinc, Gold, Magnetite Deposit Types K01 : Cu skarn
K02 : Pb-Zn skarn
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

The oldest rocks are complexly folded and metamorphosed schists and gneisses of mid-Paleozoic age. The metamorphic rock is overlain by white to grey crystalline limestone of probable Permian age. This sequence is overlain by a Mesozoic volcanic and sedimentary sequence which is regarded as Upper Triassic due to the presence of Monotis fossils on the north slope of Snippaker Peak. These rocks may, in part, be correlative with either the Hazelton Group (Unuk River Formation) or the Stuhini Group.

The Paleozoic and Mesozoic rocks are intruded by plutonic rocks of quartz monzonite to quartz diorite composition. They range from Upper Cretaceous to Early Tertiary in age and are related to the Coast Plutonic Complex.

Most of the Cam 9 claim is underlain by a sedimentary sequence which has been intruded by at least three small igneous bodies of variable composition and texture. There is a prominent, massive layer of grey-white, crystalline limestone which occurs as a marker horizon across the claims. This unit strikes east-west and dips between 40 to 50 degrees north.

A moderately to intensely altered sequence of argillites, cherts and minor andesites occupies the remainder of the claim. Propylitization and silicification are pervasive throughout the unit and pyritization is ubiquitous in the southwest corner of the claim. Actinolite-garnet skarns are commonly well developed in limestones adjacent to the intrusives. Semi-massive magnetite (2.0 metre thick layer) was also located within skarned rocks.

Significant sulphide mineralization was found in the valley which transects the south-central part of the Cam 9 claim. Semi-massive to massive occurrences of pyrite, chalcopyrite and sphalerite are found in skarn horizons in limestone. Pyrite cubes over 1.0 centimetre across are found and the sphalerite is generally fine-grained, massive and brown in colour.

Sulphide mineralization generally occurs in small, localized pods of irregular shape which average about 1.0 metre in diameter. Most of the sulphide mineralization appears to be within argillaceous horizons in the skarn.

The grab sample from a pyrite-magnetite bearing skarn in 1987 assayed 10.99 per cent copper, 0.269 per cent zinc, 0.11 gram per tonne gold and 187.5 grams per tonne silver. Another sample from a pod of pyrite and sphalerite in limestone assayed 0.82 per cent copper, 16.30 per cent zinc, 0.1 grams per tonne gold and 58.4 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 16955).

In 2006 and 2007, Hathor Exploration Ltd. completed a 7228.7 line-kilometre airborne geophysical survey on the area as the Snip claims of the Iskut project. In 2008, Max Minerals Ltd. examined the property.

In 2017, Colorado Resources field crews collected 64 soil samples over two 800 metre long lines in the northeastern KSP area, due west of CAM 9. The Cam traverse lines where designed to test the potential for carbonate hosted mineralization, which could follow a series of poorly exposed, approximate east-west striking limestone units which were located near the northern limit of the contact of the Lehto batholith. Copper-zinc mineralized zones are present in calc-silicate altered limestone units exposed in the deep creek canyon 500 metres due east of the Cam traverse lines. The two reconnaissance soil lines indicate that base and precious metals contents in B horizons soils are low. In the 64 samples, gold averages 6.1 parts per billion, silver averages 1.0 parts per million, zinc averages 56 parts per million, copper averages 17 parts per million, arsenic averages 7.2 parts per million and molybdenum averages 7.6 parts per million. No consistent polymetallic trends were identified between the two lines and the exploration ranking of this area has been downgraded (Assessment Report 37604).

EMPR ASS RPT 11306, *13321, *16955, *37604
EMPR EXPL 1983-524,525; 1984-388
EMPR PF (Norman Resources Ltd., Statement of Material Facts #110/87, Aug.25, 1987)
GSC MAP 9-1957; 311A; 1418A
GSC P 89-1E, pp. 145-154
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 North- western British Columbia, Smithers Exploration Group, G.A.C. Cordilleran Section Workshop, October 16-19, 1988
PR REL (Colorado Resources & QuestEx)
Cavey, G. (2008-11-14): Technical Report on the Iskut Project