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File Created: 02-Apr-2009 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)
Last Edit:  30-May-2014 by Nicole Barlow (NB)

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Name QFP, FISHPOT Mining Division Cariboo
BCGS Map 093B091
Status Showing NTS Map 093B13W
Latitude 052º 57' 47'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 123º 55' 03'' Northing 5868555
Easting 438374
Commodities Gold, Copper, Silver Deposit Types
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

The QFP claims are located approximately 30 kilometres north east of the community of Clisbako, 5 kilometres west of the Baezaeko River.

The property is underlain by a pyrite bearing quartz eye rhyolite porphyry body, also identified as a quartz monzonite intrusion. Epiclastic sedimentary rocks host the intrusion. These consist of a chert pebble conglomerate, shales and tuffaceous sandstones of the Late Jurassic Hazelton group. A small, 400 by 100 metre, plug of pale green to white and highly siliceous felsite, of Eocene Ootsa group is also present and contains brecciated sections and moderately intense stockwork zones of limonitic, drusy quartz veinlets. Minor malachite has been observed in the felsite, while weakly disseminated pyrite is common throughout the host rocks with occasional fine grained aggregates of chalcopyrite.

Two major zones of alteration have been identified on the property, the North and South Zones. These areas are marked by extensive carbonate alteration and limonitic staining as well as numerous faults and shear zones. Another area of alteration is present in an area of roof pendant at the top of the porphyry intrusion and contains chert pebble conglomerates which have been brecciated and veined by quartz (chalcedony)-calcite-limonite-pyrite stringers.

A rock geochemical survey of the pendant returned anomalous values of up to 145 parts per billion gold, 453 parts per million arsenic, 1131 parts per million barium, 353 parts per million copper, 65 parts per million antimony, 1108 parts per million zinc and one sample of chalcedonic quartz and calcite returned 3.82 grams per tonne Au (Property File Rimfire Heberlein, D., 1992).

In 1993, a rock geochemical survey on the Fishpot claims returned six samples over 100 parts per billion gold and one as high as 1660 parts per billion gold from a sample of veined and silicified material within the felsite body. A selected sample containing visible chalcopyrite returned 31,549 parts per million copper, 377.5 parts per million silver and 98,109 parts per million arsenic (Assessment Report 20022).

Drilling in 1995, encountered weakly pyritic, chlorite rich, siltstone and a pyritic biotite hornfels containing quartz-pyrite-chalcopyrite veinlets spaced 5 to 10 metres apart. The maximum gold assay returned 610 parts per billion over 2 metres (Assessment Report 24177).

In 2012, a sample (MK12-55) assayed 1.232 per cent copper, 15.1 grams per tonne silver and 0.232 gram per tonne gold, other samples yielded up to 0.426 gram per tonne gold (Assessment Report 33447).

The claims were staked in 1989 to cover a pyritic quartz-feldspar porphyry intrusion that shows evidence of epithermal style alteration. Geochemical sampling and trenching was conducted on the property during 1990 through 1995. In 1994, an airborne magnetometer survey was completed and the following year a two hole diamond drill program, totalling 378 metres, was completed. In 2011 and 2012, Kootenay Gold (later Kootenay Silver) completed programs of rock sampling on the area as the Hottie property.

EMPR ASS RPT *20022, 20277, 20874, 21594, 22400, 23045, 23695, *24177, 32662, *33447
EMPR PF Rimfire (Heberlein, D., (1992-01-23): QFP Epithermal Au Property report)
GSC MAP 12-1959; 1424A