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File Created: 10-Jul-2012 by Garry J. Payie (GJP)
Last Edit:  10-Jul-2020 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name MACGOLD 4, SKARN Mining Division Liard
BCGS Map 104B067
Status Showing NTS Map 104B10E
Latitude 056º 37' 45'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 130º 41' 04'' Northing 6277365
Easting 396670
Commodities Gold, Silver, Copper Deposit Types K01 : Cu skarn
K04 : Au skarn
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

The Macgold 4 area is underlain by a sequence of marine sedimentary and volcanic rocks of the Upper Stuhini Group. The stratigraphy has been intruded by Early Jurassic granodiorite to syenite.

Skarn mineralization was observed in an outcropping of a marble unit in the northwest corner of the property near the toe of a hanging glacier (samples numbers ECCR-155,156). The attitude of this marble unit is 006/60 east and contains thin vienlets (1 to 3 centimetres) of pyrite-chalcopyrite-hematite in thin serpentinite layers where the marble contacts the granitoid. Large euhedral garnet,epidote and quartz characterize the skarn gangue assemblage.

A sample taken assayed 1.85 grams per tonne gold, 4.6 grams per tonne silver and 0.3 per cent copper (Assessment Report 20737).

In 1990, the MacGold 3 to 5 claims were owned by Ecstall Mining Corp. and Omega Gold Corp and under option to Golden Arrow Resources. The work consisted of reconnaissance mapping and extensive rock geochemical sampling (124 rocks) from several prominent gossans and mineral occurrences.

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

EMPR ASS RPT 19657, 20736, *20737
EMPR FIELDWORK 1988, pp. 241-250
EMPR OF MAP 1989-10
GSC MAP 9-1957; 311A; 1418A
GSC P 89-1E, pp. 145-154
Cavey, G. (2008-11-14): Technical Report on the Iskut Project