The Manson Creek technical team of professional geologists has assembled a portfolio of early stage, underexplored Gold and base metal projects in the Yukon and British Columbia and is currently in the early stages of evaluating a number of Jade occurrences as part of its new focus.
Keithly Mountain, British Columbia
The Company acquired by staking a 2,111 hectare property in the Cariboo goldfields, in central British Columbia called Keithly Mountain. The property consists of a combination of both Lode and Placer claims, is easily accessible through an existing network of logging roads and is located approximately 20 kilometres north of the town of Likely, BC.
While the geology of the region is widely known to be prospective for commodities such as gold, copper and nickel, the focus of exploration in this instance will be for nephrite Jade of which there are historical showings and reports in the area. The property covers approximately 6.5 kilometres of strike length along a favourable package of metamorphosed serpentinites and sediments, with significant thrust faulting, all elements which are critical in the formation of Jade.
The Company will evaluate and interpret all available historic exploration data from the Keithly Mountain Property and design an appropriate exploration program for 2017.
The Company’s 100% owned Tell property, currently consists of 235 claims totalling approximately 4,900 hectares, and is located approximately 140 kilometers east of Mayo, Yukon and just south of the Rackla Gold Belt being explored by Atac Resources.
A short initial maiden drilling program was carried out on the property in the summer of 2014, with four short drill holes and a total of 673 meters of drilling completed. The program tested a large coincident 800+ meter corridor of high induced polarization
chargeability/conductivity with associated strongly anomalous surface geochemical nickel and zinc anomalies. The drilling confirmed that the gossan areas are underlain by favorable stratigraphy for the discovery of VMS/SEDEX style massive sulphides, with widely anomalous
intervals containing notable zinc and silver mineralization. Extensive exhalative barite units were found in drilling, overlaying pyrite rich shales which in turn overlay gritty units with evidence of hyaloclastic volcanism. Large clasts of massive sulphides indicate a propitious
environment for larger accumulation of sulphides with higher grades. Large low grade zinc/silver within the sedimentary units are commonly associated as haloes in established massive sulphide districts.
The road accessible, 675 hectare, Meridian claims encompasses 5 historic past producers that were active in the early 20th Century. The project is located only 45 kilometers from Revelstoke, British Columbia. The camp was active for only a few years, but in that brief time, the Meridian Claims produced 543,899 grams of gold and 165,499 grams of silver.
In the 1914 British Columbia Minister of Mines Annual Report there is mention of numerous areas, including a block of 200,000 tonnes grading at over 7 grams/tonne gold (45,000 ounces) that remained after the completion of operations in the area. The Company believes that the potential for significant mineralization is high in areas near and below the limited historic mining. The gold and silver mineralization is found within and proximal to quartz veins related to the regional scale Camborne Fault which bisects the Meridian Claim group and hosts many of the historic deposits.