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File Created: 17-Mar-1986 by John Bradford (JB)
Last Edit:  06-Jun-2023 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name SECOND NORTH FORK, HABU Mining Division Liard
BCGS Map 104P023
Status Showing NTS Map 104P06W
Latitude 059º 17' 19'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 129º 28' 41'' Northing 6572286
Easting 472761
Commodities Zinc, Lead, Silver, Antimony Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Slide Mountain, Cassiar
Capsule Geology

The Second North Fork (Habu) occurrence is located on the north side of the Stewart-Cassiar highway, near the junction of the Second North Fork Creek and McDame Creek, approximately 100.5 kilometres north of the community of Dease Lake.

Regionally, the area is underlain by a highly folded and cleaved assemblage of sedimentary rocks comprising limestone, slate, siltstone and argillite of the Cambrian to Ordovician Kechika Group, quartzite and quartz arenite sedimentary rocks of the Silurian to Lower Devonian Ramhorn Group, limestone, marble and calcareous sedimentary rocks of the Devonian McDame Group and fine clastic sedimentary rocks of the Upper Devonian to Lower Mississippian Earn Group.

At the occurrence, a 3.0-metre wide quartz vein and vein breccia with sphalerite, galena and pyrite occurs in thin to medium-bedded ‘fetid’ limestone of the Middle to Upper Devonian McDame Group. The vein strikes 120 degrees, dips steeply north and parallels a prominent fault to the north. Locally there are branching quartz-calcite stringers containing minor sphalerite, galena and pyrite. The vein may have a length of 90 metres.

A 3-metre wide chip sample assayed 3.43 grams per tonne silver, 3.28 per cent zinc and 0.1 per cent lead (Property File - Hirst, 1969).

Approximately 360 metres west along the Stewart-Cassiar Highway, a limonitic quartz-pyrite-stibnite vein occurs in black slate of the Upper Devonian to Lower Mississippian Earn Group.

Work History

In 1969, Brettland Mines Ltd. completed a 165.0 line-kilometre airborne magnetic survey on the area as part of the Krain Option property.

In 1984, Erickson Gold Mining Corp. completed a program of geological mapping and soil sampling on the surrounding area as the Bear 1-3 claims of the Hot Lake property.

In 1997, International KRL Resources Corp. completed a 315.0 line-kilometre airborne magnetic and electromagnetic survey on the area. In 1999, a program of geological mapping was completed on the area as the Habu and Rhonda claim groups by Hardy Hibbing.

In 2008, Pacific Bay Minerals Ltd. completed a 917.0 line-kilometre airborne magnetic and electromagnetic survey on the area as the Haskin-Reed property. The following year, a program of geochemical (rock, silt and soil) sampling and trenching was completed on the property.

Also during 2008 through 2010, Hawthorne Gold Corp., later China Minerals Mining Corp., completed regional programs of geological mapping and geochemical (rock and soil) sampling, and 11,657 line-kilometres of airborne magnetic, radiometric and electromagnetic surveys on the area immediately south 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 OF 1996-11
EMPR PF (*Hirst, P.E. (1969): Report on the Iron Cap, Dome, Pi, and A.G. Mamba claims in the Mount Reed area of the Cassiar District, British Columbia; 104P 021, 43)
EMPR PFD 674352
GSC MAP 381A; 1110A
GSC MEM 194; 319
GSC OF 2779