3427 Hectares, 7 Titles
Port Alberni, British Columbia. The property is located 30 minutes from Port Alberni and can be accessed by most vehicles on the main Carmanah Road which cuts through the property.
MAIN MINERAL OCCURRENCES
The Star of the West property covers a total of 15 BC Minfile occurrences. Below are a list of the occurrences and a short description;
The Star of the West showing comprises quartz carbonate veins with gold values. old adit on the reverted Star of the West crown grant follows a calcite vein. In 1895 a 0.9 tonne shipment of ore was sent from various showings in the area and produced 17g of gold.
The BDQ past producer covers several small old workings near Franklin and Museum Creeks. In 1940 one tonne of ore was mined recovering 156g of Ag, 62g of Au and 11kg of Cu.
The Canadian prospect consists of massive chalcopyrite in skarn which fills a fissure in a shear zone. The fissure is 1.8m wide, 4.6m deep and 9.0m long. A smilar lense occurs 15m uphill from the showing. Hstoric development work consisted of a 21m crosscut adit, an open cut 9m x 4.6m x 4m and several trenches and shallow open cuts. Sixty eight tonnes of ore was awaiting shipment before the road washed out.
At the Cor 6 showing an adit at the 400m elevation follows a quartz carbonate vein carrying minor sulphides. The vein extends 200m and is up to 1m wide. The vein contains disseminated pyrite, galena and minor chalcopyrite. A vein 200m to the east contains similar minerlization. A further 200m to the east a 10cm wide by 10m long lense contains massive pyrite and chalcopyrite. A new showing has been located in this area containing massive chalcopyrite and magnetite. The lense is traceable over 20m and is up to 30cm thick. Four other lenses have been located in the area as well as a 50cm wide quartz carbonate vein containing minor disseminated chalcopyrite.
The Cor 14 showing has a 50cm wide quartz carbonate vein, pyrite, chalcopyrite and minor arsenopyrite are disseminated in the vein. The vein has been historically exposed by trenching and an adit.
The Darby & Joan skarn showing occurs as two parallel belts. The belt was traced over 95m but separated by drift and overburden. The occurrences are up to 3.3m wide and contain massive magnetite. Development work in 1916 consisted of a series of open cuts and two short adits.
The Union Jack showing consists of a ledge one meter wide with chalcopyrite. The showing is a skarn occurrence. Several old trenches and an adit also exist in the area.
Franklin River which flows from the headwaters of Mount McQuillan and contains placer gold. Most of the gold was derived from bars of bedrock crevices of the river bed or benches on the side of the creek. in 1895 many claims and hydraulic leases were situated on the Franklin River and its tributaries. Old placer claims were located on upper Corrigan Creek.
The Hawthorn Lake showings are by lizard pond off Branch 300 logging road. Four showings were found in 2010 by Jacques Houle on Behalf of Chile Gold. The quartz stock-work veins contain dilation zones with clots of sulphides including chalcopyrite, pyrite, bornite, sphalerite and malachite.
The Kitchener past producers are on crown grants. Historically from 168 tonnes 653g of Ag, 124g of Au and 5366kg of copper was produced. Development includes trenching and a few crosscut tunnels. Also in the area the Bell occurrence 18 tonnes of ore was produced and are included in the above figures. It is not clear if all showings mentioned are on the location of the existing grants.
The Mor showing consists of lenses of chalcopyrite, bornite and minor malachite. The mineralization is found in association with quartz in narrow shear zones. 300m below were the bridge crosses the main road similar minerlization can be found on the river. In August 2022 this zone was expanded and several lenses of massive chalcopyrite and bornite were found. Also in the area a new occurrence is exposed over 10m in a roadside quarry. Mineralization consists of chalcopyrite, bornite, arsenopyrite, pyrite and is found disseminated, as stringers and semi-massive lenses.
At the Toby 1 showings narrow pyritic quartz veins occur along a shear. Toby 2 lies south of the Toby 1. Mineralizaton is of skarn origin and consists of chalcopyrite, magnetite along faults and shears. High copper is reported at all of the showings
Many other smaller showings have been located recently on the property.
Kermode Resources has commissioned 911 Mining to complete an exploration program on the property and is currently undergoing a program of prospecting, geochemical analysis and shallow backpack drilling on the property as well as locating all historic workings for re-sampling.
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 Star of the West 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.
Average mineralized sample from a new massive sulphide occurrence exposed over a strike of 2.9m x 0.5m wide.
Sample from a lense at the MOR occurrence. Sample removed from a 40cm wide massive chalcopyrite and bornite lense.
Sample from a new occurrence. Massive chalcopyrite and magnetite are exposed in a zone 20m x 3m, containing solid mineral lenses up to 30cm thick.
Stringers and semi massive chalcopyrite, pyrite, arsenopyrite and bornite exposed over a 10m x 4m area in a new rock quarry. Sample grab from showing.
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