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File Created: 10-Jan-1988 by Laura L. Duffett (LLD)
Last Edit:  10-Jul-2020 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name ADRIAN, NEW 1, 5, 6 Mining Division Liard
BCGS Map 104B076
Status Showing NTS Map 104B15W
Latitude 056º 46' 39'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 130º 56' 46'' Northing 6294320
Easting 381080
Commodities Gold Deposit Types I01 : Au-quartz veins
I06 : Cu+/-Ag quartz veins
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

The area is underlain by Upper Paleozoic Stikine Assemblage rocks which host thin-bedded limestone and volcanic arc-like mafic to felsic volcanic flows, tuffs and volcaniclastics. Locally, these rocks have been intruded by Jurassic(?) stocks and plutons.

Prospecting and sampling on the Adrian property has resulted in the discovery of a network of gold bearing quartz veins. The veins are located in the vicinity of the Regional Geochemical Reconnaissance silt sample which returned gold values as high as 5300 parts per billion (Open File RGS-18, Figure 22).

In 1988, nine grab samples were collected from the vein mineralization and assays ranged from 2.7 grams per tonne to 30.0 grams per tonne gold (George Cross Newsletter, #165, 1988, page 3). The mineralization is reported to occur over an area of about 1.0 by 0.3 kilometres, near the north central part of the property.

During 1990, several mineralized occurrences of quartz and pyrite as well as chalcopyrite veining were drill tested over a distance of 800 metres. The vein system appears to be displaced by several faults along the strike at the zone. On surface, the veins appear to pinch and swell and are generally narrow in width ranging from less than one centimetre to in excess of one metre. Occasionally, more than one vein may occur in a parallel fashion. The drilling program encountered this same style of veining below mineralized exposures. Several narrow stringers were intersected subparallel to the main veins targeted. Gold values are only associated with well mineralized veins which as encountered in hole AC 90-09 produced values up to 20.64 grams per tonne gold across 0.50 metres (Assessment Report 21340). Veins locally contain massive pyrite and/or massive chalcopyrite.

In 1987, Northwest Gold Syndicate staked the Ver 1 and 2 and New 1-6 In late 1987, a set of orthophoto maps were prepared and a structural interpretation was done by Pamicon Development (Assessment Report 17385).

See new MINFILE occurrence NEW 3 (to north) for related information.

Geological mapping, prospecting, and silt and soil geochemical sampling was performed during the 1988 field season. During the program 140 rock and 648 soil were collected. The work was carried out by OreQuest Consultants on behalf of Adrian Resources Ltd.

In 1990 work was conducted on the New 1,5 and 6 claims by Collins Resources Ltd, which mainly concentrated on drill testing several mineralized quartz vein occurrences on the New 1 and 6 claims (Figure 6). Ten holes were drilled totalling 447.5 metres.

In 2006 and 2007, Hathor Exploration Ltd. completed a 7228.7 line-kilometre airborne geophysical survey on the area as the Ret claims of the Iskut project. In 2008, Max Minerals Ltd. examined the property.

EMPR ASS RPT 17385, *18524, *21340
EMPR OF 1989-2; RGS-18, Fig. 22
EMPR PF (*Statement of Material Facts #88/88 for Adrian Resources, Dec.12, 1988)
GSC MAP 9-1957; 311A; 1418A
GSC P 89-1E, pp. 145-154
GCNL *#165, 1988, p. 3
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 North-western British Columbia, Smithers Exploration Group, G.A.C. Cordilleran Section Workshop, October 16-19, 1988
Cavey, G. (2008-11-14): Technical Report on the Iskut Project