Northern British Columbia
Slides - geology - map - landsat - chilcotin column
The Clisbako property is located in central British Columbia, 125 kilometres west of Quesnel, BC and is readily accessed by a network of logging roads leading from the village of Nazko.
The Clisbako prospect represents a premier high level, low sulphidation epithermal gold mineralized system located in the Nechako Plateau of central British Columbia. Exploration on the prospect was undertaken by 88 Resources, Minnova and Phelps Dodge who identified several zones of intensely silicifed, argillically altered felsic volcanics. A high gold value of 9.72 g/t indicates the potential for bonanza grades while intervals of 3.3 g/t over 3.29 metres highlight the disseminated nature of the gold mineralization.
Airborne geophysical surveys, coupled with Landsat imagery, successfully outline the strong structural features of the caldera complex setting. Induced polarization surveys produce distinctive chargeability and resistivity signatures over local structures and assist with drill targets delineation. Shallow drilling has resulted in the identification of intense epithermal style alteration of siliceous breccia within broad zones of argillic clay development at three of the prospects. Classic, highly anomalous concentrations of silver, arsenic, mercury and stibnite generally accompany the gold mineralization. Previous exploration has concentrated on the three original Clisbako discoveries with highly favourable results. Numerous showings of intensely silicified and brecciated rhyolite have been discovered within a 3 km by 5 km area of epithermal alteration. The potential for discovery of significant gold mineralization within this prospect is considered to be excellent.
A program of detailed grid work, including IP geophysics and mapping was completed. An initial 5000 metre drill program to test the key targets is warranted.