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File Created: 01-May-2014 by George Owsiacki (GO)
Last Edit:  09-Jun-2023 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name NOME 3 Mining Division Liard
BCGS Map 104P013
Status Showing NTS Map 104P04E
Latitude 059º 10' 60'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 129º 33' 37'' Northing 6560596
Easting 467979
Commodities Gold Deposit Types I01 : Au-quartz veins
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Slide Mountain
Capsule Geology

The Nome 3 occurrence is located in the upper reaches of the Huntergroup Creek area, approximately 88 kilometres north of the community of Dease Lake.

Regionally, the area is underlain by limestone, slate, siltstone and argillite of the Upper Triassic Slide Mountain Complex and Pennsylvanian to Permian basaltic volcanic rocks.

The occurrence area is underlain by unnamed Pennsylvanian to Permian basaltic volcanic rocks where a 600-metre long zone of carbonate-pyrite–altered volcanics was delineated. Boulders of bull quartz-ankerite vein material and quartz-ankerite vein stockwork occur at the southeast corner of the gossan zone. Individual veins appear to be at least 40 centimetres wide.

In 1987, a rock sample (NER-20) from the northwest part of the gossan consisting of carbonate-altered volcanics with minor quartz-filled fractures assayed 1.55 grams per tonne gold (Assessment Report 16186).

In 1988, two rock samples (L4.5-22W and L4.75-21.5W) from 1.0- to 1.5-metre-wide outcrops of quartz veining with ankerite alteration yielded 0.196 and 0.315 gram per tonne gold, respectively (Assessment Report 17666).

Work History

In 1936 the area immediately east of the occurrence was staked as the Hunter claims.

In 1979, Silver Standard Mines Ltd. staked the Hunter claim, immediately east of the Nome 3 occurrence and rehabilitated the 1930s era trenching and conducted a geochemical soil sample survey. During 1980, additional trenching was done as a follow-up to the geochemical survey and the Ford claim which was staked further to the east. The property was optioned to Clifton Resources Ltd. in 1981 and a geochemical soil survey was completed that summer; this survey involved collecting and assaying 370 soil samples.

In 1983, the Nome claims were staked and have had limited geological mapping, prospecting and geochemical sampling done since. In 1987, Evergrow Resources Ltd. conducted geological mapping, hand trenching (four trenches), and collected 410 soil and 60 rock samples on the Nome claims. In 1988, a further program of soil and rock sampling was completed.

In 1997, Tako Resources Ltd. completed ground VLF-EM and magnetic surveys over two grids within the Nome claims totalling 9.4 kilometres.

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 2013, China Minerals Mining Corp. completed a program of rock, silt and soil sampling on the area.

In 2019, Margaux Resources completed a program of prospecting, geological mapping and rock sampling on the area as 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.

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