|Storm King, British Columbia
Gold, Silver, Chalcopyrite
The property consists of 1,300 ha (3,213 acres) located immediately northeast of the Mount Skelly Pluton, east of Kootenay Lake. A swarm of quartz veins up to 50 feet thick has been previously documented, with up to 1.9% copper reported from a grab sample. In addition, molybdenite, scheelite, stibnite and galena are interpreted to occur in concentric zones in the hornfelsed sediments within the metamorphic aureole of the intrusion.
The property is immediately adjacent to the northern contact of the Mt. Skelly Pluton and is interpreted to have intrusion-related gold potential. In addition to galena, tetrahedrite and chalcopyite, anomalous tungsten (as scheelite), tin (0.31%) and antimony have been documented from the property. Furthermore, samples of mineralization comprised of galena and tetrahedrite returned 4.5 grams per tonne gold and 310 grams per tonne silver.
An Aeroquest airborne geophysical survey was also completed on the Storm King property, comprised of electromagnetic, magnetic and radiometric data. The resulting data indicates a large electromagnetic (“EM”) anomaly at least 900 metres from east to west in the immediate area of the Copper King occurrence and two smaller (less than 850 m long) EM anomalies in the immediate area of the Storm King occurrence. The magnetic data appears to document a northward projecting magnetic tail which progressively decreases in strength to the north. This may represent a tail to the Mount Skelly Pluton underlying the Storm King property (possibly providing a source of mineralized fluids and/or a local heat source). The Copper King and Storm King MINFILE occurrences, and the corresponding EM anomalies, lie on the east flank of this magnetic tail.
The radiometrics are all relatively similar, showing three general anomalous areas, one overlying the northward projecting magnetic anomaly, which broadly corresponds to the northward tapering margin of the Mount Skelly Pluton. The second anomaly is a north-south trending anomaly slightly displaced to the east-northeast while the third is a broad, north-south trending anomaly displaced slightly farther east-northeast again. The two anomalies successively displaced to the east-northeast may document blind (i.e. near surface, not exposed at surface) intrusives, the most northeasterly of which underlies both the Copper King and Storm King mineralized occurrences.
The results of the Aeroquest survey are very exciting with regard to their interpreted potential and initial interpretation of the data suggests further evaluation of the property is warranted.
Jasper Mining Corporation, trading symbol: JSP
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