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 Forma- tion) 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 prominant, 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.
Actinolite-garnet skarns are well developed in limestones adjacent to the intrusives. Sulphide mineralization also occurs within the skarned sediments (refer to Cam 9, 104B 322).
Medium-grained arkosic to arenaceous sediments occur in the southeastern corner of the Cam 9 claim. They appear to be in grada- tional contact with the argillites and argillaceous sediments in the central and west parts of the claim.
At least two minor intrusions of quartz monzonite to grano- dioritic composition, occur in the southwestern part of the Cam 9 claim.
In the southeast corner of the claim are a series of quartz veins which occur near a contact between granodiorite and arkosic sediments. Pyrite occurs in all of these quartz veins in addition to minor chal- copyrite, galena and molybdenite. The veins range from 3 to 10 centi- metres in width and generally strike toward the east with near ver- tical dips.
In 1987, sample KR-66 assayed 0.14 per cent copper and another sample from these veins, KR-60 assayed 0.023 per cent copper, 0.458 per cent lead and 0.004 per cent zinc with 1.4 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 16955, Figure 7).
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.