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File Created: 20-Mar-2012 by Garry J. Payie (GJP)
Last Edit:  11-Aug-2020 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name WEST, WESTVIEW, KERR, MCX Mining Division Liard
BCGS Map 104B086
Status Showing NTS Map 104B15W
Latitude 056º 51' 38'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 130º 50' 29'' Northing 6303390
Easting 387730
Commodities Gold, Silver Deposit Types I02 : Intrusion-related Au pyrrhotite veins
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

Late Devonian intrusive rocks of the McLymont Plutonic Suite form a large mass on the southeast of the Newmont fault. The fault is the southeast bounding fault of the McLymont graben. The West showing occurs about 1 kilometres southeast of the fault.

Limonitic quartz vein talus hosting pyrite mineralization was first discovered in this area in 1989. Sample 89453 assayed 36.34 grams per tonne gold (Assessment Report 21006). Continued work here in 1990 was unable to locate the source of this mineralization but did locate additional pieces of similar material. Rock of this type has been followed for greater than 50 metres along strike. The host rock locally is of diorite composition. Sample 31969, a massive pyritic float boulder collected in this vicinity in 1990, assayed 45.87 grams per tonne gold and 13.1 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 21006).

Work History

The Kerr 1-4 claims were staked in late October, 1987 by Pamicon Developments Ltd who followed up in 1988 with a small assessment work program. No previous work or mineral occurrences were known at the time. A total of 21 man-days were spent prospecting the claims and an additional 32 units were staked. Minimal work was done in 1989 by Pamicon. In 1990, Consolidated Caprock Resources Ltd conducted a prospecting and sampling program, collecting a total of 524 rock chip samples and 269 soil samples on the Kerr 1-6 claims; 14.7 km of ground magnetics and VLF-EM were also completed.

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 site specific work on various showings.

EMPR ASS RPT 18380, 19698, *21006, 27996
EMPR OF 1989-2; 1990-16
GSC MAP 9-1957; 311A; 1418A
GSC P 89-1E, pp. 145-154
Boyd, T. (2019-02-04): Independent Technical Report - Newmont Lake Property
EMPR PFD 905037