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File Created: 20-Dec-1988 by Laura L. Duffett (LLD)
Last Edit:  11-Aug-2020 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name GAB 11, SOUTHEAST, GAB 12, PAM, NEWMONT LAKE Mining Division Liard
BCGS Map 104B086
Status Showing NTS Map 104B15W
Latitude 056º 49' 12'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 130º 57' 14'' Northing 6299050
Easting 380740
Commodities Gold, Copper, Silver, Lead, Zinc Deposit Types K03 : Fe skarn
I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
E14 : Sedimentary exhalative Zn-Pb-Ag
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

Flat lying Permian and Mississippian sedimentary and volcanic rocks were mapped on the property near the eastern claim boundary of the Gab 12 claim. Thin-bedded sandstone, chert and thick-bedded crinoidal limestone comprise the major rock types. A major northeast trending fault structure passes through these units. Mineralization associated with this structure consists of barite, calcite and gypsum with massive fine to coarse-grained magnetite, chalcopyrite, sphalerite and galena.

Stratigraphically above the major northeast trending fault and Paleozoic rocks is a thick sequence of conglomerate which is characterized at its base by large fragments of limestone ranging 50 to 70 centimetres across.

Near the south-central boundary of the Gab 12 claim is an Paleozoic (Mississippian?) argillite-chert-sandstone-limestone conglomerate unit which trends between 230 to 240 degrees with a vertical dip. This unit is within a dominantly argillite sequence of bedded rocks with the same trend.

Intrusive rocks in the claim area consist mainly of a large quartz-rich granite (Jurassic?) along the east margins of the property and syenite or syenodiorite plugs immediately west of the Gab 11 northwest corner.

Mineralization in the Southeast Zone consists of massive fine-grained pyrite which host anomalous values in gold. The mineralization lies east of the main northeast trending structure within Mississippian sedimentary and volcanic rocks. A sample of talus from this zone assayed 23.5 grams per tonne gold, 16.9 grams per tonne silver, 0.12 per cent copper, 0.02 per cent lead, 0.02 per cent zinc, 0.79 per cent arsenic and 28.84 per cent iron (Assessment Report 17131).

Boulders in the area range in composition from massive pyrite to massive pyrite and arsenopyrite with some chalcopyrite and massive pyrite, arsenopyrite with varying amounts of pyrrhotite, sphalerite and galena.

The area was prospected and sampled in 1987 and 1988. It appears that this is an area of talus or morainal material that has not been traced back to its source. It was investigated for its sedex potential.

In 2013 Geotech Ltd. carried out a helicopter-borne electromagnetic (ZTEM) and aeromagnetic geophysical survey for Romios Gold Resources Inc over the Newmont Lake Block, comprising parts of the Newmont Lake property (Geophysics Report, Assessment Report 35016, Appendix VI). The following 21 mineral occurrences were covered by the survey: Ken (104B 027), 72 (Dirk) (104B (114), McLymont (104B 126), Northwest (McLymont), (104B 281), Jazzman (104B 282), Ridge (104B 325), Gab Northwest (104B 333), GAB 12 (104B 335), GAB 11 (104B 336), NEW (104B 379), Telena (104B 428), Bren (104B 429), Arseno (104B 432), Mon 2 (104B 433), Glacier Zone (104B 438), Camp Ridge (104B 441), Kirby NE (104B 442), Black Bear (104B 459), 2Bad (104B 460), Bridget (104B 462), O'Neil (104B 463).

In 2014, Romios Gold Resources Inc. conducted a prospecting and sampling program that included the evaluation of various showings and mineralized occurrences on the Newmont Lake and Trek Properties. A total of 314 rock chip samples and reconnaissance rock samples and 26 stream silt samples were collected.

In 2015, Romios Gold reported that a program of additional prospecting and sampling was carried out on the Burgundy Ridge discovery (Exploration and Mining in British Columbia 2015, page 135).

No work is reported for 2016 or 2017.

In January and February 2018, Geotech Ltd. carried out a helicopter-borne Versatile Domain Electromagnetic (VTEM) and aeromagnetic geophysical survey on behalf of Romios Gold Resources Inc. The survey covered three claim blocks: DIRK, KEN and NORTHWEST comprising parts of the Newmont Lake property and covered a total of 714 line-kilometres (Assessment Report 37492, containing Geotech Ltd Geophysical Report (Appendix Two)). The GAB 11 occurs within the Northwest Block which also covers the following mineral occurrences: Northwest (McLymont), (104B 281), Jazzman (104B 282), Gab Northwest (104B 333), Cuba South (334), GAB 12 (104B 335), GAB 11 (104B 336), Arseno (104B 432), Syenite (104B 439), Cuba North (104B 440), Camp Ridge (104B 441), Kirby NE (104B 442), Kirby SE (104B 443), Thumper (104B 445), Black Bear (104B 459), Ray (104B 696), Arseno Ridge (104B 709), Vera (104B 710), Gerry (104B 713). No aeromagnetic or VTEM electromagnetic anomalies were found in the vicinity of the GAB 11 though 3 significant VTEM anomalies occur on the Northwest survey Block to the north and northwest. A VTEM/ZTEM anomaly also occurs to the west toward and over the Bren showing (104B 429) and north into the Dirk Block.

In December 2018, Crystal Lake Mining announced that it had acquired a 100 per cent interest in the 436 square kilometre Newmont Lake Project from Romios Gold.

In 2019, Crystal Lake conducted a drill program, on the Burgundy Ridge prospect area (104B 325) and the Northwest deposit. They also conducted extensive grassroots exploration.

See Gab 12 (104B 335) for related Gab property work history and Northwest (104B 281) for details of work after the amalgamation of tenures by Romious Gold in the 2000s, when airborne geophysics was done over significant land areas.

EMPR ASS RPT *17131, *18517, 20928, *23982, 27996, 31506, *35016, *37492
EMPR OF 1989-2
EMPR PF (Lorne B. Warren (January 2003): SeaGold Project - Next Mine in the Iskut?; Roca Mines Inc. (March 2004): SeaGold Project, Newsletter No. 8)
GSC MAP 9-1957; 311A; 1418A
GSC P 89-1E, pp. 145-154
GCNL #159,#175,Sept.12, 1988
NW PROSPECTOR Aug./Sept., 1988, p. 19
PR REL Romios Gold Resources Inc. Nov.26, 2004; Nov.11, 2005; Apr.5, Mar.7, Sep. 27,2006; Mar. 27, 2007 Nov.11,
2009; Feb.9, Jun.6, Sep.9, Oct.19, 2011, Aug.9, Oct.10,25, Nov.13, 2012; Sep.4, Oct.7, 2013; Apr.16,
Sep.23, 2014; Sep.10, Nov.12, 2015; Jan.*31, Feb.*26, 2018; Crystal Lake Mining Corporation Sep.24, Nov.2,
Dec.3, 2018; Jun.2,12,20,24, Jul.16, Aug.2,12, Sep.4,10,18,19, Oct.9,10, 2019
Anderson, R.G., (1988): A Paleozoic and Mesozoic Stratigraphic and Plutonic Framework for the Iskut Map area
(104B), Northwestern British Columbia, pp. A1-A5, in Geology and Metallogeny of Northwestern British Columbia,
Smithers Exploration Group, G.A.C. Cordilleran Section Workshop, October 16-19, 1988
Boyd, T. (2019-02-04): Independent Technical Report - Newmont Lake Property