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File Created: 02-Oct-2012 by Garry J. Payie (GJP)
Last Edit:  04-Apr-2022 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name CLUB, POLO, POLO 7 Mining Division Liard, Skeena
BCGS Map 104B058
Status Showing NTS Map 104B09W
Latitude 056º 34' 04'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 130º 28' 43'' Northing 6270250
Easting 409150
Commodities Gold, Silver Deposit Types I : VEIN, BRECCIA AND STOCKWORK
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

At the Club zone, quartz stringers with arsenopyrite contain up to 3.81 grams per tonne gold 86.06 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 22591). The showing occurs in an area of wacke, mudstone and tuff of the Lower Jurassic Hazelton Group (McKay unit).

Work History

Reconnaissance soil sampling in 1988 identified a southwesterly trending multi-element, arsenic-antimony-lead-copper-gold-silver anomaly in the northwest corner of the Polo 5 claim (as reported in Assessment Report 22591).

It was reported that in 1989 Aerodat Ltd conducted a 200-line kilometre combined helicopter airborne magnetic, electromagnetic and VLF survey of the Polo claims for American Fibre Corporation (as reported in Assessment Report 22591).

In 1990, prospecting near the centre of the Polo 7 claim located hydrothermally altered, pyritic and silicified tuffs which yielded 1.38 grams per tonne gold and 0.2 per cent arsenic from a grab sample; near the north end of the Polo 5 claim, a silt sample contained an anomalously high of 0.27 gram per tonne gold and 0.03 per cent arsenic (as reported in Assessment Report 22591).

In 1991, reconnaissance geological mapping, prospecting and geochemical sampling were performed on portions of the Polo 7 and 8 claims by American Fibre Corporation and Heritage Petroleums Inc. Rock grab samples from the Club zone assayed up to 3.81 grams per tonne gold and 86.06 grams per tonne silver; soil and rock samples anomalous in gold, arsenic, silver and antimony were obtained from the Bluff zone (as reported in Assessment Report 22591).

The 1992 exploration program on the Polo 7, 8 and Fog 1 to 6 claims included approximately 39.5 kilometers of line cutting and grid preparation, 1:5000 scale geological mapping, 41.6 kilometres of magnetometer and very low frequency (VLF) electromagnetic surveying, and the collection of 1,518 soil samples and 22 rock samples.

In 2004, an airborne EM-magnetic survey was flown late in the field season as part of a larger program encompassing all the Heritage Explorations Ltd claims in the Eskay area. By 2005, Heritage had acquired mineral rights over an extensive area (53,283 hectares) in the Eskay Creek region of north-western BC. In 2005, seven conductive anomalies were selected for drilling from the 2004 results, based on conductive response, stratigraphic position, local geochemical anomalism and depth. Drill holes PO-05-01 and PO-05-02 were collared at UTM coordinate 409547 East, 6271491 North to test a flat lying EM anomaly on the west side of the Unuk River (Assessment Report 28338). Pyrite occurs as disseminations and minor graded beds in the upper regions of both holes; and massive pyrite clasts as debris flows in argillaceous sediments are prevalent at the interface with amygdaloidal flows. These clastic zones have high levels of mercury associated with them.

See also the Slide occurrence (104B 594).

EMPR ASS RPT 18376, 20139, *22591, 27370, 28338, 37389, 38315
EMPR EXPL *1989-197-223
EMPR FIELDWORK 1988, pp. 241-250
EMPR OF 1989-10; 1999-2; 1999-14
GSC MAP 9-1957; 1418A
GSC P 89-1E, pp. 145-154
Lindsay, D., Prowse, N.D. (2021-06-08): NI 43-101 Technical Report on the Sib-Corey-North Mitchell Property
EMPR PFD 804238