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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  08-Jun-2023 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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NMI 104P5 Cu2
Name LUCKY SHOT, AL, DEKALB 6, DK 6 Mining Division Liard
BCGS Map 104P033
Status Showing NTS Map 104P05E
Latitude 059º 18' 19'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 129º 33' 55'' Northing 6574182
Easting 467812
Commodities Gold, Copper, Nickel, Chromium Deposit Types I01 : Au-quartz veins
M02 : Tholeiitic intrusion-hosted Ni-Cu
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Cassiar, Slide Mountain
Capsule Geology

The Lucky Shot occurrence is located approximately 4 kilometres southwest of Mount Haskin, north of McDame Creek and approximately 101 kilometres north of the community of Dease Lake.

Regionally, the area is underlain by cherts, greywacke, greenstones and mafic volcanics of the Upper Paleozoic Sylvester Allochthon (Slide Mountain Complex) and serpentinite ultramafic rocks of the Permian Blue Dome fault zone (Slide Mountain Complex), which are folded and faulted and intruded by a small hornblende-feldspar porphyry stock.

Locally, quartz veins with pyrite, pyrrhotite, chalcopyrite, malachite, limonite and gold values have been identified. The occurrence is adjacent to the Blue Dome fault, which contains ultramafic bodies, locally altered to listwanite. Chalcopyrite and pentlandite are reported to occur as disseminations and vein fillings in the vicinity. The main vein is approximately 3.1 metres wide, in a quartz-veined zone up to 7 metres wide, with a shallow dip to the southeast. The vein strikes approximately north-northeast along an ultrabasic-metasediment contact zone.

In 1980, a sample (no. 15) from a blast pit (location unknown) of altered gabbroic rock with a green mineral assayed 0.21 per cent nickel and 0.17 per cent chromium (Assessment Report 9573).

In 1981, sampling of trenches yielded up to 2.9 grams per tonne gold (Assessment Report 10170).

In 1989, a rock sample (32160) from the occurrence area yielded up to 0.19 per cent nickel and 0.32 per cent chromium (Assessment Report 19280).

Work History

In 1980, the Dekalb Mining Company staked the Dekalb 1-6 claims. Prospecting, geological mapping, trenching, geophysical and geochemical surveys were conducted during the 1980 and 1981 field seasons. The Discovery vein was exposed in 1981 as a result of regional geochemistry, line cutting and trenching. In 1982, these claims were optioned to Erickson Gold Mining Corporation, now owned by Total Energold Corporation. The 1982 field season concentrated on detailed geochemistry along streams and rivers, line cutting, detailed geology, geophysics, prospecting and limited trenching. In 1983, Erickson Gold Mining Corp. completed a program of prospecting and rock sampling on the DK 2-5 claims. In 1984, Erickson Gold Mining Corp. completed a program of geological mapping and soil sampling on the Bear 1-3 and DK 6 claims of the Hot Lake property. In 1987, Erickson Gold Mining Corporation conducted further trenching of the quartz veins. In 1989, Erickson Gold Mining continued work with geological mapping and bulldozer trenching on the Dekalb 6 and Springtime claims.

In 1996, Cartaway Resources Corp. completed a 3678.0 line-kilometre airborne magnetic survey on the area as the Hot Tip property.

During 2008 through 2010, Hawthorne Gold Corp., later China Minerals Mining Corp., completed regional programs of geological mapping, geochemical (rock and soil) sampling and 11,657 line-kilometres of airborne magnetic, radiometric and electromagnetic surveys on the area as the Cassiar Gold property.

In 2019, Margaux Resources completed a program of prospecting, geological mapping and rock sampling on the Cassiar Gold property. In 2020, Cassiar Gold Corp. completed a program of regional photogeological interpretation, prospecting and rock sampling on the Cassiar Gold property.

EMPR AR 1968-35
EMPR EXPL 1980-520; 1981-223; 1982-409
EMPR FIELDWORK 1987, pp. 245-248; 1988, pp. 323-337
EMPR GEM 1969-42
EMPR MP MAP 1992-13
EMPR OF 1996-11
EMPR PFD 670489
GSC MAP 381A; 1110A
GSC MEM 194; 319
GSC OF 2779
Harms, T.A. (1986): Structural and Tectonic Analysis of the Sylvester Allochthon, Northern British Columbia, Implications for Paleogeography and Accretion, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Arizona