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File Created: 23-Sep-1986 by Larry Jones (LDJ)
Last Edit:  08-Jul-2021 by Del Ferguson (DF)

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NMI 103I15 Au11
Name MISTY, MOSS, CREEK, KALUM Mining Division Skeena
BCGS Map 103I076
Status Prospect NTS Map 103I10W
Latitude 054º 44' 54'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 128º 53' 26'' Northing 6066792
Easting 507045
Commodities Gold, Silver, Zinc, Lead Deposit Types I02 : Intrusion-related Au pyrrhotite veins
I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

The Misty prospect is located on upper ridge sides north of Nelson River and west of Kitsumkalum Lake, 31.5 kilometres northwest of Terrace, B.C.

Upper Jurassic Bowser Lake Group sediments are intruded by Cretaceous to Tertiary granodioritic to dioritic intrusions of the Coast Plutonic Complex. The sediments are comprised mainly of argillite, shale, greywacke, conglomerate, sandstone and siltstone which are cut by Tertiary age feldspar porphyry dykes which trend east to northeast in direction.

Mineralization on the Misty occurs in quartz veins in shear structures and in quartz stringers in areas of fractured rock. Some of these veins are in the sediments and others are hosted by the intrusives. The gold- bearing quartz veins include tiny stringers, occasionally in areas of intense silicification; veins which range a few centimetres in width and a few metres in length; and two large veins, the 'Creek' and the 'Moss', which are greater than 1.0 metre in width and about 200 metres in length. These larger veins contain sugary quartz with pyrite, arsenopyrite, and locally, intense limonitic staining. Gold is reported to occur as flakes, nuggets, and occasionally as dendritic masses having crystal faces. Mimetite may be present in some of the quartz veins.

The Moss vein averages 1.0 metre in width, strikes west-northwest and dips moderately to the northeast. The Creek vein strikes north-northwest, dips steeply to the northeast, and varies from 1.0 to 2.5 metres in width. Four of eight channel samples taken from this vein assayed between 0.27 and 3.22 grams per tonne gold (Saunders, 1987).

Quartz stringer zones are exposed in trenches on the Misty 1 claim. A chip sample taken across 60 centimetres assayed 21.6 grams per tonne gold. Drilling below the trenches returned lower values in gold. One drill core sample assayed 4.7 grams per tonne gold across 77 centimetres. Poor drill core recoveries and the coarse nature of the gold may account for the poor correlation between surface and drill core assay results (Assessment Report 15455).

Work History

The Misty Claim was staked by C.C.H. Resources Ltd. Geological mapping, prospecting, silt sampling and reconnaissance soil sampling were carried out during 1979 and 1980. The soil geochemistry indicated widespread anomalous gold and arsenic values to the east of the Misty Claim and led to the staking of the Misty I Claim during 1981.

In 1980, the Misty claim was sold to C.C.H. Resources Ltd.’s parent company, Campbell Chibougamu Mines Ltd. which later changed its name to Campbell Resources Inc. The claims were then sold to another wholly owned subsidiary, C.C.H. Minerals Ltd. on April 6th 1981 with Campbell Resources remaining as operator. Campbell Resources completed geological mapping and soil sampling in 1981. A total of 303 soil samples and 6 rock samples were collected and analyzed. The soil geochemistry indicated a large area with anomalous gold values.

An extensive program was carried out by Campbell Resources during 1982 to investigate the gold anomalies. This included staking the Misty II Claim and hand-trenching and rock geochemistry over the soil geochemical anomalies. A total of 40 soil samples and 113 rock chip samples were collected and a total of 102 meters of trenching and 270.21 meters of NQ diamond drilling were completed. A system of auriferous quartz veins and veinlets in a fracture zone was found in the area of the soil geochemical anomaly on the Misty I Claim. Chip sampling in the trenches yielded significant gold values. Five diamond drill holes tested the fracture zone and gold soil geochemical anomaly in the area of the “Wishbone” anomaly trenches. Core recoveries were very poor and led to inconclusive results.

Mascot Gold Mines Ltd. purchased the claims in 1984. In 1986, Mascot Gold carried out prospecting and soil geochemical and geophysical surveys. A total of 336 soil samples, 3 silt samples and 87 rock samples were collected. The results extended existing soil geochemical anomalies and located additional gold soil anomalies. A total of 8.7 line kilometers of VLF and 7.8 kilometers of total field magnetics were run.

In 1987, work by Mascot consisted of linecutting, prospecting and soil and rock geochemical sampling. Several gold geochemical anomalies with coincidental arsenic, lead and zinc anomalies were found. The Creek and Moss Veins were also located during this time, and the Misty 3 and 4 Claims were staked. Further work was recommended including geological mapping, trenching, soil sampling and diamond drilling. In 1988, the property was acquired by Corona Corporation with the 1988 field program on the Misty claims funded by Goldways Resources Ltd. The 1988 program concentrated on investigating the gold geochemical anomalies and quartz veins on the Misty 4 and Misty Claims. Soil sampling, magnetometer and VLF EM surveying, geological mapping and prospecting was carried out. A total of 110 rock samples and 560 soil samples were collected and analysed. A total of 20.5 kilometers of VLF Electromagnetic and 20.8 kilometers of Total Field Magnetic ground surveying were completed. A limited program of trenching was carried out on the Creek and Moss veins.

By 2003, Eagle Plains Resources Ltd. had acquired the 500-unit Kalum property to cover the Allard stock, a 4 by 11 kilometre intrusion that has been mapped west of Kitsumkalum Lake. The Kalum property encompasses several historically documented occurrences referred to in their 2003 report (Assessment Report 27417): Kalum (103I 019), Burn (103I 211), Quartz Silver (103I 018), Allard (103I 151), Misty (103I 213), Chris (103I 174), Martin (103I 020) and Hat (103I 173). Several new discoveries were also described.

In 2004, Eagle Plains Resources Ltd. continued exploration for an intrusive-related gold deposit on its Kalum property. The program comprised a 1500-line kilometer airborne geophysical survey, on-the-ground evaluation of targets and the drilling of 19 holes, totaling 1958 meters. The geophysical survey recovered magnetic and time-domain electromagnetic data. At the Misty showing, three holes were drilled to test quartz veins in a zone of strongly fractured and sheared granodiorite. Broken rock resulted in difficulty completing the holes and there was one significant intersection, 29.7 grams per tonne gold and 91.5 grams per tonne silver across 0.6 meters (Exploration and Mining in BC., 2004, page 33).

In 2005, Eagle Plains Resources completed a program of soil, silt and rock sampling and geological mapping on the area. Two grab samples (PWKMV064 and 065) from a 2.75 metre wide shear zone yielded 8.9 and 14.0 grams per tonne gold, 36.5 and 180.0 grams per tonne silver, 1.0 and 0.2 per cent zinc with 0.76 and 2.19 per cent lead (Daignault, P.M., Sharp, R.J. (2007-12-27): 2007 Exploration and Geological Report for the Kalum Property).

In 2007, Mountain Capital Inc. optioned the property and in 2008 undertook a program of soil and rock sampling, a 4.1 line-kilometre induced polarization survey and 11 diamond drill holes on the Burn (MINFILE 103I 211) occurrence area. The option was terminated in May of 2009.

In 2009, Windstorm Resources Inc. entered into a Letter of Intent with Eagle Plains to earn a 60 per cent interest in the property and completed a program of prospecting, geochemical sampling and an induced polarization survey on the area.

In 2010, a program of geological mapping and six diamond drill holes, totalling 419.11 metres, were completed on the Tuppie-Cirque (MINFILE 103I 228) occurrence.

In early 2012, Clemson Resources Corp. entered into an Option Agreement with Eagle Plains Resources to acquire a 60 per cent interest in the property.

In 2019, Gold Fountain Resources Inc. undertook a program of rock, soil and silt sampling northeast of the Misty prospect, resulting in the discovery of two new gold showings (Poznan and Opole) on their Kalum Gold property (Assessment Report 38630).

EMPR EXPL 1979-253-254; 1980-395; 1981-211; 1982-371; 1987-C359;
1988-C201; *2003-12,13; *2004-32,33
EMPR P 2005-1 pp 67-82; 2006-1 pp 109-115
EMPR PF (*Saunders, C.R. (1987): Report on the Misty Property in
Prospectus for Galloway Resources Ltd., May 27, 1988)
EMR MP CORPFILE (Mascot Gold Mines Limited)
GSC MAP 11-1956, 278A, 1136A, 1385A
GSC MEM 329; 394
Placer Dome File
PR REL Eagle Plains Resources Ltd., Feb.20, Mar.24,Jun.4 2003;
Dec.12, 2004; Aug.5, 2005
STOCKWATCH Jun.4, Aug.19, Sept.30, 2003; Apr.4, Jun., Aug., 31, 2004
*Daignault, P.M., Sharp, R.J. (2007-12-27): 2007 Exploration and Geological Report for the Kalum Property
Lefebure D., P.Geo, 2016. Technical report for Gold Fountain Resources Inc., Sept. 4, 2016
Murton, J.W. (2009-11-20): 2009 Exploration and Geological Report for the Kalum Property
Hutter, J.M. (2012-02-22): Technical Report for the Kalum Property
EMPR PFD 11101, 18131, 521640