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File Created: 15-Jun-1988 by Laura L. Coughlan (LLC)
Last Edit:  04-Apr-2022 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name BARB LAKE, TAG, FRED 16, P-MAC, POLO 1, SULPHURETTES Mining Division Liard, Skeena
BCGS Map 104B058
Status Showing NTS Map 104B10E
Latitude 056º 35' 36'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 130º 31' 58'' Northing 6273170
Easting 405878
Commodities Copper Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

Lower Jurassic Hazelton Group rocks are intruded by a Lower Jurassic or younger hornblende diorite intrusion along the east shores of Barb Lake. Disseminated pyrite, pyrrhotite and chalcopyrite occur within the hornblende diorite near the contact with gritty greywacke of the Unuk River Formation. Just south-southeast of this showing silicified and pyritized andesite of the Unuk River Formation hosts abundant disseminated pyrite. This area is characterized by oxidized and silicified rocks which were initially prospected by the Sulphurettes Prospecting Syndicate in 1934.

In 1982, American Fibre Corporation conducted a geochemical sampling and geophysical surveying program on the SIB 1-16 claims and minor prospecting on the SIB 1-16 and POLO 1-8 claims.

The area around Barb Lake was explored in 1987 by Silver Princess Resources. They reported siliceous andesite or possibly a quartz feldspar porphyry with quartz eyes, weak pyrite, trace of galena and spots of hematite in vugs (Assessment Report 19374).

In 2001, in the Barb Lake area, St. Andrews Goldfields conducted a stream sediment sampling program on its Tag West and Tag East Groups; on Tag West: 45 Bulk Leach Extractable Gold, 50 Sieved Silt and 3 Heavy Mineral samples were taken. On the Tag East Group, 21 BLEG, 22 Sieved Silt and 9 Heavy Mineral samples were taken.

In 2020, Eskay Mining Corp. completed a program of prospecting, rock sampling, ground and airborne geophysical surveys and 4335 metres of diamond drilling in 20 holes on the area as part of the Sib-Corey-North Mitchell property. The geophysical surveys consisted of a 911.7 line-kilometre airborne electromagnetic survey, a 55.85 line-kilometre induced polarization survey and a 43.19 line-kilometre magnetotelluric survey. Drilling was performed on the TV (MINFILE 104B 385) and Jeff (MINFILE 104B 525) occurrences.

EMPR ASS RPT 18376, 19374, 26734, 27370, 32916, 37389, 38315
EMPR AR *1934-B33; 1935-Map between pp. B8, B9
EMPR FIELDWORK 1988 pp.241-250
EMPR OF 1989-10
EMPR PF (*Geology Map-1:31250 Scale-Newmont Exploration of Canada)
GSC MAP 1418A; 9-1957
GSC P 89-1E pp.145-154
Donnelly, D.A., (1976): Study of the Volcanic Stratigraphy and Volcanogenic Mineralization on the Kay claim group, Northwestern British Columbia, Unpublished B.Sc. Thesis, University of British Columbia, 61 pages
Gunning, M.H., (1986): Late Triassic to Middle Jurassic (Norian to Oxfordian) Volcanic and Sedimentary Stratigraphy and Structure in the southeastern part of the Iskut map sheet, North-Central British Columbia, Unpublished B.Sc. Thesis, University of British Columbia, 85 pages.
Lindsay, D., Prowse, N.D. (2021-06-08): NI 43-101 Technical Report on the Sib-Corey-North Mitchell Property
EMPR PFD 802284, 803816