Canadian Mining Journal


TUNGSTEN: Happy Creek’s 5 metres of 2.98% at Fox property

Drill core containing scheelite (calcium tungstate) fluoresces bluish-white under ultra-violet light. (Credit: Happy Creek Minerals)

BRITISH COLUMBIA – Happy Creek Minerals of Vancouver has results from drilling the BN zone at its Fox tungsten property 90 km northeast of 100 Mile House, in the south-central part of the province. There were 38 holes totaling 4,446.3 metres drilled in the zone.

The BN zone consists of upper, middle and lower tabular shaped layers of calc silicate (skarn) that are cut by varying thicknesses of monzogranite, alaskite to aplite intrusive rocks. In Jan. 2017 the company announced a maiden inferred resource for the BN zone of 254,000 tonnes grading 1.892% tungsten trioxide (WO3).

These are the highlights of selected holes:

  • Hole F17-25: 6.8 metres of 0.435% WO3; that expands the middle layer approximately 50 metres to the southeast;
  • Hole F17-29: 5.05 metres of 2.980% WO3 that expands the middle layer approximately 75 metres to the east;
  • Hole F17-33: 2.0 metres of 0.578% WO3 that expands the middle layer approximately 200 metres to the northeast;
  • Hole F17-36: 7.81 metres of 1.36% WO3 that expands the middle layer approximately 40 metres to the southwest; and
  • F17-23: 4.0 metres of 0.963% WO3 that expands the lower layer approximately 35 metres south of drill hole F12-27 which contains 5.8 metres of 2.0% WO3 and 7.8 metres of 1.77% WO3 in the Lower layer.

Additional details of the recent drill results can be found in the news release of Oct. 24, 2017, posted at