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File Created: 23-Mar-2012 by Garry J. Payie (GJP)
Last Edit:  11-Aug-2020 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name 2BAD, NEWMONT LAKE Mining Division Liard
BCGS Map 104B086
Status Showing NTS Map 104B15W
Latitude 056º 52' 40'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 130º 56' 44'' Northing 6305475
Easting 381430
Commodities Copper, Gold Deposit Types K01 : Cu skarn
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

The 2Bad area is underlain by Stikine Assemblage rock consisting of Mississippian andesite flows, flow breccias, massive to layered ash-lapilli tuffs, together with thin-bedded tuffaceous siltstones, minor grits, and thin (less than 15 metres) units of fossiliferous, crinoid-bearing limestone. A few minor intrusions are present including some dikes of quartz monzonite and andesite.

The 2Bad mineralization is hosted within an extensively fractured feldspar porphyry dike ranging from 1.5 to 2 metres in thickness, along the sheared margins of the dike-volcanic contact. The volcanic rocks near the 2Bad zone consist of massive green andesitic flows and contain a distinctive horizon with magnetite-replacement of volcanic clasts in an epidote-chlorite altered matrix. The dike has been folded and sheared up against a north dipping fault and is exposed in a vertical cliff face. The dike has been altered to clay minerals and the mafics replaced by chlorite; small round epidote pods comprise approximately 3 per cent of the dike mineralogy. The dike hosts the majority of the disseminated to massive chalcopyrite-pyrite veinlets. Platy specular hematite and malachite staining with limonite stringers are abundant on the rock face. Veinlets are stockworked with no consistent orientations.

The thickest section of mineralized the zone shows copper and limonite staining and contains copper and pyrite and specular hematite as disseminations and veinlets. A 1 metre chip sample across this zone assayed 5.19 grams per tonne gold and 3.01 per cent copper (Assessment Report 30449).

The 2Bad zone was discovered in 2007 by Romios Gold Resources. Rock and chip sampling and two diamond-drill holes, from the same location, were drilled in 2007. Both holes were terminated before achieving their target and core recovery was very poor. The first hole (R-07-2), 47.5 metres deep, was a vertical, while the second (R-07-3), 46.6 metres deep, was angled at 66 degrees, due north. The best drill result was collected from 27.58 to 27.89 metres, in a 0.30 metre wide interval assaying 0.3 gram per tonne gold and 0.038 per cent copper (Assessment Report 30449).

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). The following 21 mineral occurrences were covered by the survey: Ken (104B 027), 72 (Dirk) (104B (114), McLymont (104B 126), Northwest (McLymont), (104B 281), Jazzman (104B 282), Ridge (104B 325), Gab Northwest (104B 333), GAB 12 (104B 335), GAB 11 (104B 336), NEW (104B 379), Telena (104B 428), Bren (104B 429), Arseno (104B 432), Mon 2 (104B 433), Glacier Zone (104B 438), Camp Ridge (104B 441), Kirby NE (104B 442), Black Bear (104B 459), 2Bad (104B 460), Bridget (104B 462), O'Neil (104B 463.

In 2014, Romios Gold Resources Inc. conducted a prospecting and sampling program that included the evaluation of various showings and mineralized occurrences on the Newmont Lake and Trek Properties. A total of 314 rock chip samples and reconnaissance rock samples and 26 stream silt samples were collected.

In 2015, Romios Gold reported that a program of additional prospecting and sampling was carried out on the Burgundy Ridge discovery (Exploration and Mining in British Columbia 2015, page 135)

No work is reported for 2016 or 2017.

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 KEN survey block covered the following mineral occurrences: Ken (104B 027), Matterhorn (Mons 2) (104B 433), Glacier Zone (104B 438), 2Bad (104B 460), Mom's Peak (Bridget) (104B 462), O'Neil (104B 463).

Garnet-magnetite-epidote skarn-type copper-gold-silver mineralization occurs as an arcuate string of showings on the 2018 Ken geophysical survey block: Ken (104B 027), Matterhorn (104B 433), Glacier Zone (104B 438), 2Bad (104B 460), Mom's Peak (104B 462), O'Neil (104B 463). Syenite dikes intersected in drilling at the Ken and Glacier zones are scarce or absent at surface. A potential source pluton for the syenite dikes is indicated by a 1.5 kilometre long aeromagnetic high south of the Ken and 2Bad zones, west of Glacier and O'Neill occurrences, north of Matterhorn and east of Mom's Peak (Figure. 5, Assessment Report 37492). The closest VTEM anomaly is about 2.5 kilometres southeast.

In late 2018, Crystal Lake Mining announced that it had acquired a 100 per cent interest in the 436 square kilometre Newmont Lake Project from Romios Gold.

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

See Ken (104B 027) and Northwest (104B 021) for details of related geology and work history.

EMPR AR 1961-8; 1962-9; 1963-134
EMPR ASS RPT 536, 4150, 17210, 18506, 29085, *30449, *35016, *37492
EMPR EXPL 1980-470; 1983-529
EMPR GEM 1972-519
EMPR OF 1989-2
EMPR PF (Todoruk, S.L., Ikona, C.K. (1987): Summary Report on the Gab 9 claim in Statement of Material Facts #67/88 for Jazzman Resources Inc., Aug. 9, 1988; Lorne B. Warren (January 2003): SeaGold Project - Next Mine in the Iskut?; Roca Mines Inc. (March 2004): SeaGold Project, Newsletter No. 8)
GSC MAP 9-1957; 311A; 1418A
PR 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
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. Stewart-Sulphurets-Iskut Compilation Dec. 1988 (Showing No. B4)
Boyd, T. (2019-02-04): Independent Technical Report - Newmont Lake Property