Independence and Silver Crown Projects


  • Silver Crown

    The Silver Crown property consists of sedimentary and volcanic units of the Hazelton Group, where the Betty Creek and Mount Dilworth Formations gently folded and dipping the north west. These are then unconformably overlain by siltstone to mudstone sedimentary beds of the Spatsizi Formation.  Prospective mineralization occurs in a large vein system generally striking north through the property with a length of at least 1.6 km dipping very steeply to the north-west.  Veining is seen outcropping in both the Spatsizi and Mount Dilworth Formations. Veins are polymetallic with strong sulphide mineralization of pyrite, galena, sphalerite +\- chalcopyrite +\- trace malachite. 2019 grab samples from the vein system produced assays of up to 9.28 g/t Au and up to 1.4% Cu.

    Figure 1: Typical vein outcropping at surface, steeply dipping 0.2-1.5m thick. Multi-generational quartz +/-carbonate textures with void space filling. Sulphide content 5-15%. Compass for scale is 5.5cm across.

    2020 Field Work

    During the 2020 field season approximately 102 channel samples were taken at ~40 m intervals covering 0.5 km strike of the most prospective surface outcropping of the vein system.

    Figure 2: Completed channel samples of quartz breccia veins.  C0017617 contained 4% blebby galena and 3% pyrite. C0017615 contained 10% fine to coarse grained pyrite and 3% coarse grained galena.

    Figure 3: Field technician chipping out cut channels.

    Field mapping was also conducted to produce a more detailed understanding structural and lithological controls on mineralization; this helped confirm historic mapping of the vein system 500m to the north.  Mapping was also completed surrounding the Iron Cap showing to better asses the area as a future target. This data is being compiled into a detailed map/model which will then be combined with the assay results of channel samples and outcrop grabs to delineate future drill targets.

  • Independence

    The property contains mostly andesitic flows and tuffs of the Hazelton Group, crosscut by multiple diorite and granodiorite dykes.  Dykes are commonly associated with the mineralized veins and shear zones; veins are beside or within the dykes.  The northwest striking shear zones contain brecciated to laminated quartz-barite-magnetite-jasper veins +\- pyrite +\- chalcopyrite +\- pyrrhotite +\- sphalerite +\- galena.  2019 grab samples from historic adit #1 returned assays of up to 10.7 g/t Au, 85.30 g/t Ag, and 2.9% Cu. 

    2020 Field Work

    Detailed mapping was done at historic trenches and adits to better determine controls on mineralization. Chip sampling was then completed at four different historic adits and trenches over a total of 24 m, results are pending.  During field work the historic drill collar locations were confirmed and surveyed using a differential GPS, the historic logs will be used to develop a model of the mineralized system.

    Figure 4: Geologist and field tech inspecting the entrance of a historic adit marking up chip samples.

    Figure 5: Markups for chip sampling at the entrance of a historic adit.

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