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File Created: 14-Mar-2012 by Garry J. Payie (GJP)
Last Edit:  11-Aug-2020 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name CAMP RIDGE, NEWMONT LAKE, GAB 7, INCA Mining Division Liard
BCGS Map 104B086
Status Showing NTS Map 104B15W
Latitude 056º 52' 27'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 130º 54' 28'' Northing 6305000
Easting 383725
Commodities Gold, Silver, Copper Deposit Types I06 : Cu+/-Ag quartz veins
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

The Camp Ridge occurrences is found on a prominent rounded hilltop exposed above the Forrest-Kerr icefield. On the ridge, grey, massive limestone outcrops are isolated by areas of permanent snow. The Permian limestone (Stikine Assemblage) is altered locally along major fracture systems up to 0.5 metre in width. The alteration, which is orange brown in colour, forms a striking contrast to the grey limestone and snow. A large syenite stock is located 1 kilometre to the northwest but intrudes sandstones and argillites which lies stratigraphically below the limestone. A small syenite plug intrudes the limestone with a circular outcrop trace.

The eastern extension of the Camp Ridge limestone outcrops is bounded by the northwest trending McLymont fault.

Chalcopyrite mineralization with associated silver and gold values was found to occur discontinuously in some of the fracture systems. Prospecting indicated that the mineralization was erratic in nature. Assay results from chalcopyrite bearing grab samples ranged up to 1.16 grams per tonne gold and 73.71 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 18506).

The 2018 airborne geophysical survey on the Newmont Lake property showed that the Camp Ridge occurrence is hlocated about 1 kilometre west and northwest of an intense magnetic high, a few kilometres southwest of significant VTEM Anomaly #1 and a few kilometres north of significant VTEM Anomaly #2.

Work History

Structural and orthophoto interpretation work was performed on the Gab 5 to 10 claim area in 1987 on behalf of Northwest Gold Syndicate (Assessment Report 17210). A 105.67 kilometre airborne magnetic and electromagnetic survey was completed. Minor prospecting occurred on the Gab 7 and 9 and Ken zone.

During the 1988 field season, geological mapping, prospecting and trenching was carried out over the Gab 7, 8 and 10 claim area for Pezgold Resource Corporation. Zones where work was done included the Ken, Glacier, Camp Ridge and North and South Cuba zones. A total of 398 rock chip samples was collected from the claims. A modest drill program totalling 760 metres was designed to initially test the strength and continuity of these various zones. Six short holes totalling 456 metres tested the Ken Zone. The Camp Ridge showings were discovered on the Gab 7 claim.

In 1996, Connecticut Development Corp carried out a geological and geochemical investigation on the INCA 3 claim which covered most of the previous Gab 7 claim. The work included reconnaissance 1:10000 geological mapping, and limited rock (3 samples) and stream silt (9 samples) sampling.

In 2013 Geotech Ltd. carried out a helicopter-borne electromagnetic (ZTEM) and aeromagnetic geophysical survey for Romios Gold Resources Inc over the Newmont Lake Block, comprising parts of the Newmont Lake property (Geophysics Report, Assessment Report 35016, Appendix VI). Over 21 mineral occurrences were covered by the survey including the Camp Ridge occurrence. Figure 20 (Assessment Report 35016) defines areas of prospective interest due to the geophysical signatures. Camp Ridge did not exhibit significant resistive, conductive or magnetic properties.

In January and February 2018, Geotech Ltd. carried out a helicopter-borne Versatile Domain Electromagnetic (VTEM) and aeromagnetic geophysical survey on behalf of Romios Gold Resources Inc. The survey covered three claim blocks: DIRK, KEN and NORTHWEST comprising parts of the Newmont Lake property and covered a total of 714 line-kilometres (Assessment Report 37492, containing Geotech Ltd Geophysical Report (Appendix Two)). The Camp Ridge showing occurs within the Northwest Block which also covers the following mineral occurrences: Northwest (McLymont), (104B 281), Jazzman (104B 282), Gab Northwest (104B 333), Cuba South (334), GAB 12 (104B 335), GAB 11 (104B 336), Arseno (104B 432), Syenite (104B 439), Cuba North (104B 440), Camp Ridge (104B 441), Kirby NE (104B 442), Kirby SE (104B 443), Thumper (104B 445), Black Bear (104B 459), Ray (104B 696), Arseno Ridge (104B 709), Vera (104B 710), Gerry (104B 713).

In late 2018, Crystal Lake Mining announced that it had signed a of Letter Agreement with Romios Gold Resources Inc. for an option to acquire a 100 per cent interest in the 436 square kilometre Newmont Lake Project from Romios Gold.

In 2019, Crystal Lake conducted a drill program, mostly on the Burgundy Ridge prospect area (104B 325) and on the Northwest deposit.

See Northwest (104B 281) for details of work after the amalgamation of tenures by Romios Gold Resources Inc in the 2000s, when airborne geophysics was done over significant land areas and specific work on various showings was reported.

EMPR ASS RPT 17210, *18506, 24836, 29085, 30449, 30749, *35016, *37492
EMPR OF 1989-2
GSC MAP 9-1957; 311A; 1418A
GSC P 89-1E, pp. 145-154
R REL Romios Gold Resources Inc. Nov.26, 2004; Nov.11, 2005; Apr.5, Mar.7, Sep.*27,2006; Mar.*27, 2007 Nov.11,
2009; Feb.9, Jun.6, *Sep.9, *Oct.19, 2011, Aug.*9, Oct.*10,*25, Nov.*13, 2012; Sep.4, Oct.*7, 2013; Apr.16,
Sep.*23, 2014; Sep.*10, Nov.*12, 2015; Jan.31, Feb.26, 2018; Crystal Lake Mining Corporation Sep.24, Nov.2,
Dec.3, 2018; Jun.2,*12,20,24, Jul.16, Aug.2,*12, Sep.*4,10,*18,*19, Oct.*9,*10
Boyd, T. (2019-02-04): Independent Technical Report - Newmont Lake Property