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File Created: 21-Feb-1992 by John Drobe (JD)
Last Edit:  12-Aug-2014 by Garry J. Payie (GJP)

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Name MAL, BALL CREEK, HANKIN PEAK, HP Mining Division Skeena
BCGS Map 104G017
Status Showing NTS Map 104G02E
Latitude 057º 11' 53'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 130º 36' 54'' Northing 6340589
Easting 402419
Commodities Copper, Zinc, Gold, Silver Deposit Types
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

The Mal occurrence is located northwest Hankin Peak.

The area is underlain by cherts, volcanics and volcano-sedimentary tuffs of the Triassic Stuhini Group with a number of small intrusive felsic dikes and plugs.

Locally, gold and silver mineralization occurs as silicified and pyritized shears in andesitic volcanics and thin-bedded sedimentary rocks of the Upper Triassic Stuhini Group.

Gold and silver anomalies define a 200-metre zone below a sediment-hosted jarosite gossan. Known mineralization comprises discontinuous, disseminated pyrite, chalcopyrite and sphalerite, and is concentrated at the junction of fracture and shear sets.

Between 1988 and 1991, Cominco and Solomon Resources completed programs of geological mapping and geochemical sampling on the Mal claims. Grab sample 91SC413MR008 returned values of 10.1 grams per tonne gold and 348.2 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 21829).

Work History

In the Hankin Peak area, the Mal claim was staked by Cominco in July of 1988, following the discovery of several fine-grained, silicified boulders which assayed up to 4.39 grams/tonne gold (Assessment Report 18722). During 1988, Cominco carried out a prospecting and geochemical sampling program, discovering a small gossan at a contact between volcanic and sedimentary rocks, and outlining a 200 metre long gold-silver soil anomaly. A total of 40 soil samples and 11 rock samples were collected. In 1989, Cominco collected a total of 13 rock samples and mapped (1:10,000) a small portion of the property (Assessment Report 18722). In 1990, Solomon Resources Ltd. collected 18 rock samples and geologically mapped (1:10,000) the south central portion of the property (Assessment Report 20412). In 1991, Keewatin Engineering re-evaluated the prospect for Solomon Resources and collected a further 23 rock samples, 29 soil samples, and 3 silt samples (Assessment Report 21829). Rock samples yielded gold assays up to 10.15 grams per tonne and silver to 349.03 grams per tonne.

Paget Minerals Corp conducted work on the Ball Creek property from 2005 to 2011. The Mal showing is encompassed by the Ball Creek property. Seven samples were taken in the vicinity of the Hankin Peak (HP or Mal showing) gossan in 2006. All samples yielded anomalous gold and arsenic values, up to a high of 6.5 grams per tonne gold and 1.17 per cent arsenic in a sample of quartz-carbonate-sulfide breccia vein with strong arsenopyrite-stibnite mineralization (Assessment Report 28833).

See Mary (104G 018) for related details and common work history elements.

EMPR ASS RPT 18722, 20412, *21829, 28076, *28833, 29568, 30743, 32564
EMPR OF 1994-1
GSC MAP 9-1957; 11-1971; 1418A
GSC P 71-44
EMPR PFD 825714, 825715