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File Created: 27-Jan-1992 by William (Bill) Coombe (WC)
Last Edit:  31-Mar-2022 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name NELSON 2, NELSON, NEL 1-4 Mining Division Skeena
BCGS Map 104A003
Status Showing NTS Map 104A04E
Latitude 056º 03' 05'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 129º 30' 57'' Northing 6211919
Easting 467871
Commodities Gold, Copper, Silver Deposit Types L01 : Subvolcanic Cu-Ag-Au (As-Sb)
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

The Nelson 2 showing is located about 32 kilometres east-northeast of Stewart, immediately east of the toe of Nelson Glacier on the north side of Nelson Creek. The Nelson property also includes the Nelson 3 (104A 152) and Nelson 2 South (104A 167) showings.

The area may have been explored in the late 1970s for porphyry-type mineralization but there are no records available. In 1986(?), Noranda Exploration Company Ltd. acquired the Nel 1-4 claims over the area and carried out prospecting and silt sampling. The work failed to encounter any significant mineralization with the exception of an anomalous gold value in a silt sample from the north side of the Nelson Glacier. In 1988, Bond Gold Canada Inc. staked the Nelson 1-3 claims over the area and, in 1989, performed reconnaissance geological mapping and sampling. The showing, on the Nelson 2 claim, was described that year. In 1991, Bond prospected the Nelson property.

The area is underlain by Hazelton Group rocks. The showing occurs in andesitic volcanics of the Upper Triassic to Lower Jurassic Unuk River Formation. The rocks comprise andesitic tuffs and flows intercalated with mudstones, siltstones and conglomerates (Assessment Report 19424). These lie close to the contact with Bowser Lake Group sediments to the east.

The showing is hosted in sericitized andesitic tuff containing 2 per cent pyrite and traces of malachite. A grab sample from the mineralized outcrop assayed 1.93 grams per tonne gold, 0.60 per cent copper and 3.4 grams per tonne silver (Sample #17105, Assessment Report 19424).

Just to the south of this showing eight float samples, containing semi-massive to massive pyrite and chalcopyrite, were taken. Seven of these samples were anomalous in gold ranging from 0.160 to 0.835 gram per tonne (Assessment Report 21813).

In 2005, a helicopter-borne AeroTEM II electromagnetic and magnetic survey was carried out on behalf of Teuton Resources Corp. over the Del Norte-Midas property and a total of 1299.5 line-kilometres was flown.

During 2017 through 2019, Teuton Resources completed programs of geochemical (rock and soil) sampling, an airborne geophysical (ZTEM and magnetic) survey and four diamond drillholes on the Del Norte property.

EMPR ASS RPT 16126, *19424, 20200, 20379, 21813, 28844, 37776, 39285
GSC MAP 307A; 315A; 9-1957; 1418A
GSC OF 2582
Mastalerz, K., Walus, A. (2020-03-31): National Instrument 43-101 F-1 Technical Report on Del Norte Property
EMPR PFD 650314, 650308