1532 Hectares, 1 Title (1099718)
Caycuse, British Columbia. Access is via provincial highway 18 to Lake Cowichan, various all weather logging roads provide access to the property with 2 wheel drive vehicles. The property is 23 kilometres southwest of the village of Caycuse.
MAIN MINERAL OCCURRENCES
The Caycuse River is believed to be a major fault. The rocks, comprising basalt, limestone, marble, and diorite, are altered and sheared. Skarns are primarily exposed on the north side of the Caycuse River and form an en echelon arrangement. Skarn occurs as pods and tabular vertical bodies, replacing impure limestone or volcanic rocks. The mineral assemblage comprises quartz and tremolite with lesser amounts of garnet, epidote, actinolite and ilvaite.
Mineralization consisting of pyrite, chalcopyrite, magnetite and minor sphalerite occurs within massive irregular sulphide pods. Magnetite occurs ubiquitously in small amounts and iron oxides, malachite and azurite are common.
Volcanic rocks are locally altered to a dark green massive and dense hornfels containing massive and disseminated pyrite and minor chalcopyrite in small lenses. The main showing, the CR zone strikes 75 degrees and the bedding dips 60 to 80 degrees north. The 12 metre thick zone occurs within the alteration halo of diorite.
Rock chip samples, taken from the exposed sections of the CR zone, assayed a weighted average over 1.55 metres of 2.02 per cent copper, 0.045 per cent zinc, and 7.3 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 12618). Diorite, in the footwall limestone bed, contained an estimated 0.5 to 1 per cent disseminated copper in chalcopyrite over 1 metre (Assessment Report 11232).
A brecciated zone in a north trending fault, exposed in the north bank of the Caycuse River, was sampled and the highest assay was 0.17 grams per tonne gold and 62.32 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 12618).
In 2020, Justin Deveault of 911 Mining took a 5.5m chip sample across a large pod of massive sulphides that is exposed in the north bank. This sample assayed 10.8% copper. At the CR showing four large mineralized pods occur. Mineralization was also found to extend under the creek to the south bank. In 2021 two dozen float boulders of massive skarn containing chalcopyrite, pyrite, magnetite and sphalerite were found in the creek. The largest Boulder is 3.8m by 3.1m.
The Cougar Creek or CC showing has been described as follows: "good grade chalcopyrite occurs in the skarns over an area 120 metres long and 30 metres wide in narrow folded bands of limestone and tuff".
Kermode Resources has commissioned 911 Mining to complete a program of detailed prospecting, creek sediment sampling, rock and geochemical sampling. Additional work will include shallow drilling with a backpack drill.
Qualified Person: Jacques Houle, P.Eng., a qualified person as defined by NI 43 – 101, is responsible for the technical information contained in the description of the Caycuse Copper exploration property on this website. Readers are cautioned that the information in this property description is not necessarily indicative of the continuity and grades of mineralization on the property of interest.
Skarn showing. A sample from this outcrop assayed 10.8% copper over 5.5m.
Skarn showing on the north bank of the Caycuse River.
Sample removed from a showing on the north bank of the Caycuse River or CR minfile.
Massive chalcopyrite shown in a boulder on the size of Caycuse river.
Bedrock canyon below river of the CR Minfile.
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