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The Emerson Project

The 10.7 km2 Emerson property consists of five contiguous mineral claims located 15 km west of Houston, B.C. with a nearby railroad, high voltage powerline and gas pipeline. Emerson contains a 400 x 1000m feldspar-quartz porphyry stock or sill dated in 2019 at 71.06±0.40 Ma that intrudes roughly coeval Kasalka Group intermediate to felsic tuffs and flows. Where exposed, the feldspar-quartz porphyry is universally affected by a gold-bearing pervasive quartz-white mica-pyrite alteration which is commonly cut by quartz-pyrite veinlets. A 2019 rock sample from quartz stockwork assayed 0.762 ppm Au. Zonation is indicated by Kasalka Group volcaniclastics southeast of the porphyry stock or sill affected by clay-quartz-pyrite alteration without Mo or Au anomalism. Fourteen geochemical rock samples were taken at Emerson in 2019, six of which were described petrographically. Historic soil sampling reveals a strong coincident Ag-Mo-Pb-Au geochemical anomaly which trends west-southwesterly for 500 x 1,100 m on the Emerson property. In many areas, shallow glacial material masks the bedrock, and renders soil geochemistry ineffective. Further north and west, a historic IP survey revealed an open-ended chargeability high and accompanying resistivity low over 1.9 x 2.1 km; it covers the soil anomaly and extends north and west from it. In part, the chargeability high reflects the 2-10% pyrite within the alteration seen in 2019 and probably indicates a much greater extent for it (Figure 2). The Emerson property clearly hosts a large, strong, hydrothermal system. Evidence to date is permissive for two significant deposit types: (1) a Blackwater-style Au-Ag deposit; and (2) a Cu±Au±Mo porphyry deposit. An extensive IP survey is proposed to generate drill targets which will test either or both possibilities.