Deposit Type: Volcanic intrusives with stockwork
Mineralization: Rock and soils grab samples
Commodity: Silver with base metal presence
Size: 1,487 hectares, 4 contiguous claims
SILVER STAR PROJECT LOCATION AND OVERVIEW
Located approximately 40 Kilometers south west of Burns Lake BC the asset is a greenfield exploration project with initial grab sampling showing promising results.
In 2015, a reconnaissance program was completed consisting of 7 rock grab samples, indicating a potential silver-related mineralization system with gold values ranging from 0.020ppm to 0.783 ppm, rock values ranging from 0.69 g/t to 4.3 g/t in stock-work quartz fracture filled veins.
Maximum base metal rock chip assays include 1.25% Cu and 1.54% Zn.
Nechako Basin in Intermontane Belt
The Nechako Basin is a Mesozoic forearc basin, bounded by the Skeena Arch to the north, the Fraser River Fault System to the east, and the Yalakom Fault System and Coast Mountain plutons to the west and south.
The area is comprised of volcanic and sedimentary rocks of the Lower to Middle Jurassic Hazelton Group, intruded by Late Jurassic, Late Cretaceous and Tertiary felsic plutonic rocks. These are overlain by Eocene volcanics of the Ootsa Lake Group, Oligocene and Miocene volcanics of the Endako Group, and Miocene-Pliocene basalt flows
The predominant minerals in deposits in this area include pyrite, electrum, gold, silver, and argentite with lesser amount of chalcopyrite, sphalerite, galena, tetrahedrite, silver sulphosaltand/or selenide minerals. Deposits can be strongly zoned along strike and vertically. Deposits are commonly zoned vertically over 250 to 350 m from a base metal poor, Au-Ag-rich top to a relatively Ag-rich base metal zone and an underlying base metal rich zone grading at depth into a sparse base metal, pyritic zone
2018 Geophysical Program
A 135-line kilometer ground magnetics and electromagnetic geophysical surveys were conducted in 2018. The surveys covered the rocks sampling areas that was previously conducted on the property in 2015.
Both surveys show conductive trends coincidental with the F1 and F2 faults, coincidental with the breaks identified by the magnetic data. A weaker second conductor occurs in the south-central portion of the property.
The total field magnetic map is dominated by a large magnetic high occurring on the western and north west portions of the property. This magnetic high ends abruptly along line 15, and may represent a sharp contact between the higher magnetic rocks interpreted as buried intrusive or volcanic rock and the lower magnetic rocks interpreted as felsic volcanic or sedimentary rocks.
Program to Advance Silver Star
The combination of a buried intrusive body with faults surrounding and possibly emanating from the intrusive are suitable as potential sites for epithermal styled precious metals mineralization. The historical rocks samples returning silver values up to 42.7 grams per tonne silver suggest that an epithermal conduit may be present along one of the faults.
To advance the property a $105,000 Phase One exploration program is planned consisting geological mapping, prospecting, 800 soil and rock sample geochemistry. The field work would concentrate along the identified faults and contacts identified in the geophysical survey.