Camp Lake Property Summary
Exploration assessment filed to date has totaled $ 425,266.39 bringing these titles to good standing until August 15, 2021.
The Camp Lake Property is situated along the east side of Upper Campbell Lake, approximately 25 km. southwest of Campbell River, near the east coast of Vancouver Island. The Camp Lake property consists of 3 MTO mineral cell blocks and 5 legacy mineral claims totaling 4149.2363 hectares, including minor overlaps.
The property is covered by an extensive network of logging roads, typical west coast rain forest at various stages of first and second growth, and elevations ranging from 350 to 950 metres. Access to the property is from Campbell River west for 25 km. via Highway 28, then south for 5 km. along Berry Creek Main, and continuing south for 1 km. along Camp Lake Main to the north end of the property. The Quinsam Coal Mine power grid is within 4 km north-northeast of the property.
Geology The Camp Lake Property sits along the western flank of a 50 by 15 km. northwest-southeast trending extensional graben containing a gently northeast-dipping, preserved and block-faulted sequence of Triassic Karmutsen volcanics, Quatsino limestones, Jurassic Lemare Lake (Bonanza) volcanics, and Cretaceous Nanaimo Group coal-bearing sandstones. The graben core is intruded by a circular, 10 km. diameter Jurassic granodiorite stock from which a 1 km. thick dike extends westwards.
Summary of Mineralization The Camp Lake Property encompasses four documented MINFILE occurrences, being (1) Camp Lake MINFILE 092F571; (2) Savage MINFILE 092F657; (3) Spur MINFILE 092F658; (4) Junction MINFILE 092F659; and four as yet untested mineral occurrences being the (1) ARC Breccia/Vein; (2) QSM-S ZONE; (3) The Red Breccia and(4) White Iron ZONE.
Camp Lake MinFile No. 092F571: Numerous showings of copper-gold-magnetite in volcanic rocks were discovered on the property in 2003 by the MinLand Resources Prospecting Partnership. In 2004, Better Resources Ltd. (which subsequently became Blue Rock Resources Ltd.) optioned the property and conducted geological mapping, minor hand trenching, rock and soil sampling and a ground-based magnetics survey and 576 metres of drilling in 7 holes. However, the main ‘Discovery Lake’ magnetite zone (outcropping for 300m) remains untested. During 2005, Better Resources completed an airborne geophysical survey.
Savage 092F657: The Savage occurrence is located on a south facing ridge, approximately 2 kilometers west of Wokas Lake. The area has been explored in conjunction with the Camp Lake (MINFILE 092F 571) occurrence. Locally, a quartz-epidote-sulphide hydrothermal breccia is hosted by intermediate intrusives and mafic volcanics and is exposed over 15 metres in a logging road cut. In 2011, a select grab sample assayed 1.73 per cent copper and 8.59 grams per tonne silver (Samples 665030-665037; Assessment Report 32793).
Junction 092F659: The Junction occurrence is located on a west facing ridge, approximately 1.7 kilometres southeast of Camp Lake. The area has been explored in conjunction with the Camp Lake (MINFILE 092F 571) occurrence. Locally, an intermediate intrusive containing disseminated pyrite, chalcopyrite and bornite occur in an out crop over a 5 by 4 metre area. Near the centre of the showing chalcopyrite mineralization occurs as clots up to 20 millimetres long with course grained feldspar masses. Malachite occurs on fractures. In 2011, the average of 10 chip samples yielded 1.37 grams per tonne silver, 0.264 per cent copper and 0.039 per cent zinc with a maximum of 0.474 per cent copper (Assessment Report 32793).
ARC Breccia/Vein The ARC Vein occurs within a strong region fault zone traceable for several kilometers located on the east side of Upper Quinsam Lake. Mineralization occurs over a 5m width and unknown length. The area is underlain by basaltic volcanic rocks consisting of basaltic lava, pillow lava, breccia and tuff of the Upper Triassic Karmutsen Formation. Sample no. 201379, by Jacque Houle in 2007 assayed 4.3% Cu and 27gm Ag.
QSM-S Breccia – Porphyry The QSM-S showing is located on the east side Upper Quinsam Lake. The area is underlain by basaltic volcanic rocks consisting of basaltic lava, pillow lava, breccia and tuff of the Upper Triassic Karmutsen Formation. These have been intruded by granodiorite, quartz diorite, granite, and quartz monzonite of the Jurassic Island Plutonic Suite to the east. Locally a 6.0 m.+ thick, brecciated zone with copper mineralization @ 0/90 exposed over 6.0 m. x 1.0 m. area Sample no. 201380, by Mr. Houle in 2007, assayed 8.1% Cu and 53 gm Ag.
Several other documented MINFILE occurrences are located nearby in the same geological setting, including 1 operating mine, 3 past producers and 1 prospect situated within ten kilometres of the property:
- -1. MINFILE 092F319 – Quinsam Mine (Coal) – 60Mt. past production + resources
- -1. MINFILE 092F075 – Iron Hill (Fe skarn) – 5Mt. past production + resources
- -1. MINFILE 092F237 – Big G (Cu skarn) – 83t. @ 17% Cu, 49 g/t Ag, 0.37g/t Au
- -1. MINFILE 092F358 – Blue Grouse (Cu skarn) – 19t @ 12%Cu, 0.07%Pb, 3 g/t Ag
- -1. MINFILE 092F256 – Bacon Lake (Cu, Fe, Au skarn) – prospect
2010 Assessment Program
Systematic exploration completed in 2010 by Jacque Houle, P.Eng., focused on the multi parameter anomaly identified by airborne geophysics in 2005, and consisted of geochemical sampling of different media;
- -1. rocks (41 samples)
- -1. grid-based soil sampling (250 samples)
- -1. geological mapping within the grid area was completed at 1:1000 scale covering about 250 hectares
- -1. Prospecting by Dan Berkshire discovered the Spur magnetite zone.
- -1. This magnetite zone (consisting of 50% massive magnetite) was mapped at 1:500 scale by the Houle crew.
At the conclusion of the 2010 Assessment program, Jacques Houle recommended the Spur showing be an immediate drill target for Fe +/- Cu Skarn mineralization.
2011 Assessment Program
In 2011 and early 2012, a follow up program of geochemical sampling and nine diamond drill holes was completed in relation to the spur showing totaling 644 metres. One drill hole, totaling 79 metres, was completed on the Junction showing but failed to encounter the zone.
2011 Camp Lake Drilling Program results:
Hole No. From To Interval Iron Copper
(metres) (metres) (metres) (per cent) (per cent)
11-CL-02 2.1 6.9 4.7 39.03 0.028
11-CL-02 2.1 5.3 3.2 52.62 0.023
11-CL-06 7.5 15.9 8.4 41.35 0.070
11-CL-07 5.4 7.5 2.1 20.42 0.219
11-CL-08 0.9 9.8 8.9 58.36 0.115
11-CL-08 0.9 6.1 5.2 63.32 0.035
11-CL-08 6.1 9.8 3.7 51.30 0.229
11-CL-09 2.0 5.8 3.8 20.26 0.096
11-CL-09 3.2 4.3 1.1 55.98 0.042
11-CL-09 27.0 27.5 0.4 8.64 0.229
(Assessment Report 32793)
The 2010-11 assessment programs focused specifically on the Willis anomaly which represents a relative small portion of the property and it’s potential. Other significant showings such as the ARC 3 Vein, QSM-S, Red Breccia Zone and White Iron discoveries have yet to be explored.