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File Created: 17-Jul-2012 by Garry J. Payie (GJP)
Last Edit:  04-Jan-2021 by Del Ferguson (DF)

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BCGS Map 104B056
Status Showing NTS Map 104B10W
Latitude 056º 33' 22'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 130º 50' 24'' Northing 6269500
Easting 386900
Commodities Gold Deposit Types I02 : Intrusion-related Au pyrrhotite veins
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

The Southeast (Pelican) showing is situated in a small upper ridge stream valley. It is situated in the headwater region of Snippaker Creek, approximately 20 kilometres southeast of the Bronson Airstrip on Iskut River.

In the Southeast (Pelican) area, Upper Triassic Stuhini Group are in contact with Lower Jurassic Hazelton Group. Rocks include volcanic flows, tuffs, andesite, breccia and sediments consisting of calcareous argillites and siltstones. These are intruded by an orthoclase porphyry stock related to the Coast Plutonic Complex, probably related to the Lower Jurassic Lehto Pluton. The orthoclase porphyry is described as predominantly a porphyritic hypabyssal intrusive rock ranging in composition from granodiorite or quartz monzonite to syenite. Where unaltered, the rock is dark green with orthoclase phenocrysts in a matrix of finely divided chlorite, plagioclase, orthoclase and sericite.

In 1988, Cathedral Gold rock chip sampling-prospecting program produced samples which included a 0.5 metre wide quartz vein from the area of the Southeast grid which that yielded a gold value of 6.2 grams per tonne gold (Assessment Report 19002). The vein occurs along a northeast structure. Additional mapping in 1990 discovered similar but more narrow quartz-pyrite veins (2 to 10 per cent pyrite) also trending northeast-southwest. Samples of these veins assayed up to 3.36 grams per tonne gold (Assessment Report 21365). Similar quartz-pyrite float, containing 4 centimetre seams of massive pyrite was discovered about 100 metres north of sample 5-88-82 that yielded up to 46.6 grams per tonne gold (Assessment Report 21365).

The mineralization suggests that similar mineralization will occur along the EM conductors outlined in this area.

Work History

The Kim 1-36 claims were held by Great Plains Development Company of Canada, Ltd. Work between 1972 and 1974 included reconnaissance geochemical soil and silt surveys, geological mapping, and a geochemical soil survey (98 samples) over 6.4 line-kilometres covering Kim 13-22 and 26.

Exploration around the Pins showing area (104B 111 and 115) located in the southern portion of property was first recorded in 1972 by Cobre Explorations. This work consisted of prospecting, geological mapping, soil geochemical surveys, magnetometer surveys and ground electromagnetic surveys.

The Pelican property was staked in 1982 by Mr. Chris Graf as part of the larger Gossan Property which extended a further 10 kilometres to the northwest. In 1983, Lonestar Resources Ltd. completed an extensive prospecting, regional mapping, silt sampling and soil sampling program over the entire Gossan Property (Assessment Report 11332). This program delineated five significantly anomalous areas.

In 1985, Western Canadian Mining Corporation signed an option agreement with Mr. Graf whereby Western Canadian could earn a 60 per cent interest in the Gossan Property. In 1987, Western Canadian completed a geological mapping and a sampling program over portions of the Pelican Property; this including 903 soil, 23 silt and 304 rock samples (Assessment Report 16931).

In August 1988, Cathedral Gold Corporation signed an option agreement whereby Cathedral Gold Corporation could earn Western Canadian's 60 per cent interest in two separate portions of the Gossan Property. In 1988, Cathedral Gold completed a rock chip sampling-prospecting program during which 237 rock chip and 383 soil samples were taken. The results returned from this program include: 0.5 metre wide quartz vein the area within the present Southeast Grid which returned a gold value of 6.2 grams per tonne, a float sample from the Snow Grid area which returned 11 grams per tonne gold and mineralized float near the Pelican Grid samples of which returned gold values of up to 3 grams per tonne gold (Assessment Report 19002).

In 1989, Aerodat Ltd. was contracted to complete an airborne electromagnetic and magnetometer survey over the entire property. This survey totalled 386 kilometre in-flight length and outlined several electromagnetic and magnetic anomalies worthy of follow-up.

In 1990, Cathedral Gold Corp explored Pelican (Gossan) property, including the Southeast, Sericite - SJ (104B 318), Pins (104B 111 and 115), Snow (104B 117) and Lake (104B 028), Pelican (104B 214). They collected 494 soil and 240 rock samples and conducted 23.9 kilometres of ground electromagnetic surveying (VLF) and 1.1 kilometre of Induced Polarization (IP) surveying.

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

Rock sampling and prospecting was done in the area by Colorado during 2015, 2016 and 2017 field seasons. Sample 2637208, collected in 2015, returned 4.73 grams per tonne Au from a 20 to 40 centimetre wide quartz vein with coarse pyrite (Assessment Report 35943).

EMPR EXPL 1983-525; 1986-C442-C443
EMPR FIELDWORK *1988, pp. 241-250
EMPR GEM 1972-517; 1973-500; 1974-335
EMPR GM 1997-03
EMPR OF 1989-10; 1990-16; 1994-1; 2004-2; 2006-2
EMPR P 1993-1, pp. 335-339; 2004-1, pp. 1-18; 2005-1, pp. 1-30; 2006-1, pp.1-3; 2015-1, pp. 41-58
EMPR PF (Graf, C.W., (1982): Report on Claims in Snippaker Creek area of British Columbia for Active Mineral Explorations Ltd., December 1982
GSC MAP 9-1957; 311A; 1418A
GSC P 89-1E, pp. 145-154
Cavey, G. (2008-11-14): Technical Report on the Iskut Project