Island Mountain Gold Project

The Island Mountain claim group consists of 34 Crown-granted mineral claims and fractions comprising 446 hectares on Island Mountain, northwest of the Jack of Clubs Lake and just to the west of the town of Wells.


About This Project

The Island Mountain claim group consists of 34 Crown-granted mineral claims and fractions comprising 446 hectares on Island Mountain, northwest of the Jack of Clubs Lake and just to the west of the town of Wells.

Gold-bearing quartz veins have been worked on Island Mountain since the 1870's. Between 1925 and 1932 some of these vein structures were developed in the Johns adits. The 1932 discovery of pyrite-type ore on the 4480 level (lower Johns adit) led Newmont Mining Corporation to acquire the properties in the area through a subsidiary called Island Mountain Mines Company Ltd.

The Island Mountain Mine was developed on 11 levels to a lower elevation of 2,500 feet via an internal shaft. Further development of the Island Mountain Mine to the northwest was limited due to the historic boundary with the Mosquito Creek claim group which, at the time, was held by the Cariboo Gold Quartz Mining Ltd. As a result of these limitations, Newmont sold the Island Mountain Mine to Cariboo Gold in 1954. The new owner developed extensions of the Island Mountain Mine into the Mosquito Creek claim group at the Aurum Mine. Five levels were developed between two prominent structures, the Burnett and Mosquito faults. The mine closed due to low metal prices in 1966.

Since then, work on the Island Mountain claim group has included trenching, surface gridding, surface geophysics including magnetic, SP, VLF and IP surveys, soil geochemistry, and surface and underground drilling.

A diamond drill program was initiated at the Red Gulch Zone, an untested area northwest of Cow Mountain. Drilling will target both fine-grained pyrite replacement and quartz vein styles of gold mineralization in large unexploited areas in and around the past-producing gold mines on Island Mountain.


More Information Online

For more information on this project, visit:
http://www.barkervillegold.com/operations/islandmountain

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