The 4-J property is located about 53 kilometers northwest of Stewart, British Columbia in the Skeena Mining Division. It is a short distance from Scottie gold property. It covers an area of Jurassic Hazelton pyroclastic volcanic rocks and sediments intruded by later feldspar porphyry dykes. The property contains approximately 2050.60 hectares in 5 separate claims.
The property is underlain by at least 3 different styles of mineralization outlined by sampling and diamond drilling in the past. Gold mineralization is associated with brecciated volcanic rocks hosting strong pyrite and arsenopyrite underlying an N-S trending 800 m long soil anomaly containing gold values up to 6.75 g/t. Drilling of this structure in 1990 returned maximum values within 2 holes that indicated 2.48 g/t gold over 15.22 m and 1.82 g/t gold over 13.06 m. The Company reports that the above assay results have not been confirmed and should be used for reference purposes only.
Another style is related to a NW trending zone of stratiform copper-lead-zinc-silver - gold mineralization. Where exposed, trenching in the past has shown massive mineralization consisting of bouronite (copper-lead-antimony sulphide), tetrahedrite (copper-antimony-sulphide), sphalerite (zinc sulphide) and galena (lead sulphide) over 6 m of width and 30 m of length that is poorly exposed in glacial till. This mineralization is underlain by a strong coincident NW trending EM anomaly at least 700 m long indicated by several airborne EM surveys completed by previous operators on the property.
Highlights of drilling in 2012 include:
- 2.44 m of 1.29 g/t Au, 140.5 g/t Ag, 3.23 % Pb, 11.73 % Zn and 2.61 % Sb in DDH-4J-2012-1.
- 3.05 m of 0.70 g/t Au, 156.5 g/t Ag, 2.5 % Pb, 9.43 % Zn and 1.10 % Sb in DDH-4J-2012-7.
- 3.05 m of 0.30 g/t Au, 53.5 g/t Ag, 1.57% Pb, 16.2% Zn and 0.01 %Sb in DDH-4J-2012-18.
The third style of mineralization consists of quartz carbonate breccia veins that are located along E-W trending structures in the hanging wall to the above massive style mineralization. These breccia zones which are up to 2 m wide contain bournonite, tetrahedrite, and galena and sphalerite mineralization. Higher gold values are associated with this later style of mineralization.