The Mackenzie property is located in southwestern British Columbia, approximately 100 kilometres west of Lillooet, the nearest population centre, railhead, source of high-tension power and major roads. Forest service access roads cross the northern and southern claim boundaries and link the property with the town of Gold Bridge, which is located about 40 kilometres to the east. The property consists of 12 mining claims covering 125 square kilometres. The Mackenzie Project is currently available for option.
Situated within the Cascade Magmatic Arc Porphyry Belt that extends from Oregon State to British Columbia. The belt contains late Cretaceous to Tertiary plutonism within an active subduction zone. Numerous deposits associated with this porphyry belt including; Glacier Peak deposit (1.7Bt 0.35% Cu) and the Margaret deposit (700Mt 0.6% CuEq) in Washington State. Within the intrusive host rocks, Intersecting NW-SE arc parallel and NE-SW transpressional structural trends are important controls on Cu-Au mineralization. At Mackenzie three priority Cu+/-Au structural trends occur including: The Bornite Zone(Up to 9% Cu), the Tillworth Zone(Up to 23% Cu) and the Breccia Zone(Up to 1.1% Cu). All systems open along strike and at depth.
Project potential further enhanced by AMARC’s discovery of the IKE copper-gold deposit immediately north and <10km along strike of the prospect. Drill intercepts in the IKE discovery include: 247.0m @ 0.41% CuEq1, 0.28% Cu, 0.03% Mo, 2.0 g/t Ag and 591.5m @ 0.44% CuEq1, 0.30% Cu, 0.032% Mo, 2.1 g/t Ag
Sampling and mapping at the Bornite Trend has identified three significant mineralized zones: the Cauldron (Quartz Monzonite) Zone that is mineralized one kilometre x 1 kilometre with high grade quartz-bornite-chalcocite veining with magnetite association; the Mag-Fingers (Quartz-Feldspar) Zone that is mineralized within a 500m x 1500m area and consists of quartz-bornite-malachite veining with extensive copper oxide fracture fills; and the Tetrahedrite Peak (Quartz-Feldspar) Zone that is mineralized within a 500m x 500m area consisting of high grade quartz-tetrahedrite veins.
At the Breccia Trend, the Breccia Spires (Quartz-Sericite) zone is mineralized over an area of 1,000m by 1,000m. Strongly oxidized and silicified epithermal breccia spires are found to contain significant quartz. secondary copper-oxides and tetrahedrite-tennantite. Rock grab samples collected contain up to 1.07% Cu and 0.33 g/t Au.
Historic mapping and sampling at the Tillworth Trend identified a northwest to southeast trending zone of quartz chalcopyrite ± bornite ± molybdenite veining and stringers that can be traced along strike for more than 13 kilometre. A total 88 rock samples were collected by C3 Metals during previous exploration programs, with a total 59 samples assaying above 0.30% Cu and up to 23.4% Cu with associated gold (0.01 to 1.65 g/t) and silver (0.17 to 78 g/t). The mineralized structure varies from cm-scale to nine metres in width and is spatially associated with a younger, fine-grained granodioritic to dioritic dyke. The Tillworth Trend prospect was not visited during this mapping and sampling program.