BRITISH COLUMBIA Not every exploration company is seeking precious or exotic minerals. Several are finding tantalizing clues to base metal riches in Canada’s western-most province.
CANADIAN GOLD HUNTER reports that it has traced a 100-m extension of the Donnelly zone at its GH/Kinaskan copper-gold project between Stewart and Cassiar. Moreover, deep diamond drill holes in the western and central parts of the zone returned assays that include 0.211% Cu and 0.354 g/t Au over 256 m. (www.CanadianGoldHunter.com).
The 14-hole, summer 2006 drilling program at the Redton and Kliyul projects is completed, reports GEOINFORMATICS. From Kliyul, the best assay was 0.20% Cu and 0.51 g/t Au over 239.8 m. The Redton program returned 167 m at 0.31% Cu, including a 33-m section of 0.59% Cu and a 10-m section of 0.98% Cu. The company is earning an 85%-interest in these projects. (www.Geoinformex.com).
SEABRIDGE GOLD reports that the latest results from it new Mitchell gold-copper deposit appear to expand the limits of the mineralization. The longest intersection was 295 m grading 0.31% Cu and 0.97 g/t Au. The Mitchell deposit lies within the company’s Kerr-Sulphurets project northwest of Stewart; it is under option to XSTRATA COPPER. (www.SeabridgeGold.net).
The A zone extension has returned the thickest polymetallic intersection to date from the former Tulsequah Chief mine property near the BC-Alaska border. One hole tested 0.98% Cu, 1.69 g/t Au, 177.56 g/t Ag, 0.85% Pb and 5.24% Zn over 11.85 m. The A Zone was mined during the 1950s, and REDCORP VENTURES has commissioned a new feasibility study. (www.Redcorp-Ventures.com or www.Redfern.bc.ca).
TORCH RIVER RESOURCES is hard at work on its Red Bird porphyry copper-molybdenum property on the central coast of the province. Of particular interest is the moly potential of the deposit. Three recent holes returned moly equivalent grades of 0.057% over 138.65 m, 0.030% over 243.02 m, and 0.050% over 159.03 m. This is in addition to the 0.804% MoEq over 205 m reported late in October. (www.TorchRiver.ca).