|BIG CANYON||Ag Pb Zn Cu ||PORPHYRY/VEIN||BRITISH COLUMBIA
Fourth of July Batholith, a multiphase granite to hornblende diorite intrusive; extensively cut by younger (Cretaceous to Tertiary) dykes ranging from aplite/granite to diabase/gabbro.
Series of mineralized vein/shear/dyke systems cutting medium to coarse grained granodiorite with varying amounts of sphalerite, galena, arsenopyrite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, chalcopyrite, tetrahedrite, molybdenite, scheelite and cassiterite in a quartz calcite gangue.
1899: original discovery
1918: two short adits driven
1966-67: rehabilitated adits and drilled 2775 m
(Interprovincial Metals Ltd.)
1988-89: airborne mag and VLF-EM, mapping, geochem and trenching (Homestake Minerals)
2007: trenching, geochem, 600 meters drilling (Saturn Minerals)
Proven ore reserves based on 1966 drilling are 8400 tonnes grading 792g/t Ag,4.9%Pb, and 3.1%Zn, with another 11,000 tonnes indicated at similar grade.
|Property Details & Access:
AccessVia 15 km gravel road from Atlin Highway
20 km. from town of Atlin
see assessment reports 18646 and 30390 available online at aris bc
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