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File Created: 26-Feb-1991 by David G. Bailey (DGB)
Last Edit:  27-Mar-2022 by Nicole Barlow (NB)

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BCGS Map 092O057
Status Showing NTS Map 092O10W
Latitude 051º 30' 07'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 122º 45' 54'' Northing 5705672
Easting 516311
Commodities Gold, Copper, Silver Deposit Types H05 : Epithermal Au-Ag: low sulphidation
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

The Fame occurrence is located approximately 3.3 kilometres north of Gaspard Lake.

Regionally, the area is underlain by tonalite of the early Cretaceous Mount Alex Plutonic Complex, calcalkaline volcanic rocks of the early Cretaceous Spences Bridge Group and overlaying basaltic volcanic rocks of the Miocene to Pleistocene Chilcotin Group.

The occurrence encompasses several related showings composed of quartz vein breccias and stockworks associated with northwest- and northeast-trending lineaments in kaolinized, andesitic volcanics and granodiorite.

The Discovery showing is a 21-metre-wide zone containing 12 quartz veins ranging from 0.5 to 20 centimetres in width. An average of 30 trench samples from this showing graded 1.58 grams per tonne gold (Assessment Report 18386); individual samples returned up to 31.7 grams per tonne gold and 181.3 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 29934).

The Twilight zone, located approximately 700 metres southwest of the Discovery zone, contains very strongly silicified andesitic or pyroclastic rock that is exposed in at least four separate northeast-trending mineralized structures across a width of 60 metres. Abundant chalcedony is also present. In 1989, samples assayed up to 1.86 grams per tonne gold across 0.7 metre (Property File - B. Bowen [1989-07-01]: Summary - Gaspard Lake Property). In 1990, drilling included three short intervals containing anomalous gold values: 31 to 32 metres at 660 parts per billion gold, 57 to 58 metres at 890 parts per billion gold and 79 to 80 metres at 410 parts per billion gold (Assessment Report 29934).

The Kelsch and nearby Double Diamond zones, located approximately 600 to 700 metres northwest of the Discovery zone, contain intensely altered rock exposed in one main trench and several short crosscutting trenches for approximately 10 to 15 metres length and 3 metres width. The rock contains very strong to intense pervasive silicification and abundant quartz stringers and veinlets. It was possibly originally an andesite. The rock is also brecciated, in part vuggy and contains moderate to relatively abundant chalcedony. In 1989, samples yielded up to 3.56 grams per tonne over approximately 1 metre (Property File - B. Bowen [1989-07-01]: Summary - Gaspard Lake Property). In 2007, two grab samples returned values of 0.845 gram per tonne gold and 1.65 grams per tonne gold (Assessment Report 29934).

The Fame claims and surrounding Stobart property have a long exploration history dating back to 1986, when B.K. Bowen discovered a gold-bearing alteration zone within a logging road cut (Discovery zone). Follow-up exploration in 1987 by Bowen and his partner resulted in the discovery of additional mineralized zones.

In February 1988, Canamax Resources Inc. optioned the Fame property and staked an additional 420 units in 22 claims. During 1988, the company completed a program of 1:20 000 scale mapping over the entire property and mapping at a scale of 1:5000 over selected areas. This work resulted in the discovery of the Kelsch zone. In addition, the company completed a program of hand and excavator trenching on the Discovery, Kelsch, Double Diamond and Gas 1 showings; soil sampling on three detailed grids and 702 metres of diamond drilling in nine holes on the Discovery and Kelsch zones.

In March 1989, Canamax returned the property to the owners. In 1989, the property owners completed a program of prospecting over an area of 30 square kilometres. They also did reconnaissance soil sampling and an air photo interpretation study. This work resulted in the discovery of the Twilight zone, located approximately 700 metres southwest of the Discovery zone.

In 1990, the property was optioned to Goldsmith Minerals Limited. The company proceeded to conduct VLF-EM surveys on three grids covering the Fame showing Gas 1, 9 and 18 areas and a diamond drill program, totalling 817.9 metres, to test resistivity anomalies.

In 1991, Goldsmith Minerals Ltd. completed a two-hole reverse circulation drilling program totalling 175.3 metres. Highlights include drillhole RC91-1, which returned 1.52 metres grading 0.98 gram per tonne gold (Assessment Report 22253).

In 2006, Appleton Exploration Inc. completed a preliminary evaluation of the Stobart group through a program of road soil sampling and follow-up coarse grid geochemistry, and limited prospecting and bedrock sampling.

In 2010, San Antonio Ventures Inc. optioned the property from their owner Mr. Richard Billingsley. Max Investments Inc. was contracted to complete a program of helicopter-borne electromagnetic surveys totaling 419 line-kilometres.

In 2011, San Antonio Ventures Inc. completed a soil sampling survey and rock sampling. Float sample 37716 assayed 1.7 grams per tonne gold (Assessment Report 32620).

In 2012, a 15 line-kilometre induced polarization survey was completed on the Discovery, Double Diamond and Kelsch zones. A property visit was completed by San Antonio Ventures in 2014.

In 2017, Calaveras Resource Corp. optioned the property.

EMPR EXPL 1988-C135
EMPR PF (*B. Bowen [1989-07-01]: Summary - Gaspard Lake Property; B. Bowen [1989-11-15]: Mineral Property Submittal 89-109 - Gaspard Lake; Appleton Exploration Inc. [2007-01-01]: Corporate Profile - Appleton Exploration Inc. - Fame)
GSC OF 534; 2207
GSC P 91-1A, pp. 207-217
Allen, G.J. (2017-03-31): Technical Report on the Geophysical, Geochemical, and Prospecting Surveys on the Fame Property
Kerr, J.R. (2010-12-10): TECHNICAL REPORT on the Fame Property, British Columbia