SILICA PROPERTY

LOCATION AND PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

The Silica property is located in the central western BC. The Property is located about 32 km east of the Kitimat, BC, and 56 km southeast of Terrace, BC. The property consists of one mineral claims of approximately 57 ha combined. Access to within 1 km of the property may be possible by logging roads from Kitimat. The Coastal Gaslink gas pipeline route also passes near the Property.

GEOLOGY AND MINERALIZATION

The area is underlain by granodioritic intrusives of the Poison Pluton which are part of the Cretaceous to Tertiary Coast Plutonic Complex. Locally, a unit of mixed migmatite, aplite dykes, quartz, quartz diorite and quartz- K-spar pegmatite occurs at the contact between quartz diorite and granite-quartz monzonite. Within this unit are two pure white quartz pegmatite dykes – the Sil occurrence. The smaller one measures at least 100 metres long and about 10 metres wide. The larger exposure is 140 metres by 6.7 metres with an approximate area of 800 square metres. NOTE: The location of the Sil occurrence on the map is based on the BC Minfile location, but the actual location occurrence is inside the current property, along its southern border.

The Half Vast occurrence is classified as molybdenum porphyry occurrence with the molybdenite mineralization occurring in quartz veins. It is located approximate 600 to 700 metres upstream of the Sil occurrence and would be located just outside the northern border of the property.

EXPLORATION RESULTS

A sample of quartz pegmatite collected in 1981 returned 99.50 per cent SiO2 (BC Assessment Report 09595). Twelve samples analysed by whole rock analysis in 1987 returned very high purity of SiO2 content from 98.44 to 99.87 per cent (BC Assessment Report 16271). Further work by another operator in 2005 returned comparable SiO2 results from three samples ranging from 99.36 to 99.65 per cent.

Figure 1: Quartz outcrops and 1987 sample locations, Sil occurrence, from Quartermain, 1987 (BC Assessment Report 16271)

MOLYBDENUM

Molybdenum mineralization occurs along vein margins, is spotty and irregular, with only modest grades including 0.13% MoS2 over 16 metres and 0.039% MoS2 over 6 metres (BC Assessment Report 09595).