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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  09-Jun-2020 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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NMI 092B13 Zn1
Name HOPE, ROAD, ZONE 1, LARA Mining Division Victoria
BCGS Map 092B081
Status Showing NTS Map 092B13W
Latitude 048º 52' 24'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 123º 51' 33'' Northing 5413731
Easting 436999
Commodities Gold, Silver, Zinc, Copper, Lead Deposit Types G06 : Noranda/Kuroko massive sulphide Cu-Pb-Zn
Tectonic Belt Insular Terrane Wrangell
Capsule Geology

The Hope occurrence is located west of Humbird Creek, approximately 3.5 kilometres east- south east of the Lara (MINFILE 092B 129) occurrence and has been explored in conjunction with it.

The area is underlain by volcanic rocks of the Upper Devonian McLaughlin Ridge Formation (Sicker Group) intruded by gabbroic bodies (informally called the Mount Hall Gabbro) that are coeval with the Upper Triassic Karmutsen Formation, Vancouver Group (Massey, Personal Communication, 1991). See Lara (092B 129) for a discussion of the regional geology.

Mineralization consists of pyrite, sphalerite, pyrrhotite(?), and chalcopyrite in a narrow quartz vein. The vein occurs at the sheared contact between andesite-rhyolite tuffs and a gabbro sill. Disseminated pyrite also occurs along the foliation within volcanics.

In 1982, Aberford Resources completed a program of geochemical sampling, geological mapping, trenching and ground geophysical surveys. Sampling of cherty and baritic tuffs yielded up to 0.2 per cent copper, 0.85 per cent lead, 2.95 grams per tonne gold, 25.03 grams per tonne silver; barium averages about 2 per cent (Assessment Report 11123, page 18).

In 1999, Laramide Resources completed a 12 hole diamond drilling program, totalling 2550.5 metres on the Laramide Property.

In 2006, three grab samples (926 to 928) taken during a site visit yielded from 0.03 to 0.15 per cent zinc, 2.4 to 25.3 grams per tonne silver, 0.04 to 0.10 per cent copper, 0.01 to 0.015 per cent lead and 0.07 to 0.40 gram per tonne gold (Kelso, L. (2007-11-15): Independent Technical Report and Mineral Resource Estimation – Lara Polymetallic Propert).

In 2007, Laramide Resources, for Treasury Metals Inc., completed a program of airborne geophysical surveys, totalling 500.1 line kilometres, drill core resampling and a resources estimate of the Coronation Trend. In 2009, Treasury Metals completed a program of structural mapping and whole rock geochemical sampling on the Lara property.

EMPR EXPL 1977-E105; 1978-E122; 1979-122
EMPR FIELDWORK 1982, p. 46; 1987, pp. 81-91
EMPR OF 1988-8; 1999-2
EMPR PF (Induced Polarization and Resistivity Survey - CPOG Property,
Cominco Ltd., Oct.25, 1966 (in Lara file - 092B 129))
GSC MAP 42A; 1386A; 1553A
GSC MEM 13; 96
GSC OF 463
GSC P 1972-44; 1975-1A, p. 23; 1979-30
PERS COMM Massey, N.W.D., 1991
Carson, D.J.T. (1968): Metallogenic Study of Vancouver Island with
Emphasis on the Relationship of Plutonic Rocks and Mineral
Deposits, Ph.D. Thesis, Carleton University
Holbek, P. (1980): Geology and Geochronometry of the Sharron
Volcanogenic Prospect, Mt. Brenton Area, Southwestern B.C., B.Sc.
Thesis, University of British Columbia
*Kelso, L. (2007-11-15): Independent Technical Report and Mineral Resource Estimation – Lara Polymetallic Property
Kelso, L. (2008-04-02): Independent Technical Report and Mineral Resource Estimation – Lara Polymetallic Property