The 100% owned Blueberry Project (Blueberry, or the Project) is a porphyry copper exploration property located 25km southwest of the town of Houston in central British Columbia (Figure 3). Blueberry is located in mining country, 56km west of the former producing Equity Silver mine and 51km north of the Huckleberry porphyry copper mine, which ceased operations in 2016 after 20 years of continuous production.
The Project was acquired due to it’s position adjacent to the recent discovery of porphyry copper mineralization in 2018 at Aurwest’s Stars property. Geophysical (magnetic) anomalies associated with the Stars mineralization have been traced south on to the Blueberry Project (Figure 4).
Geologically, the Project is located in the Skeena Arch, an uplifted structural zone that separates large structurally controlled sedimentary basins to the north and south. More specifically, the largely till covered property is interpreted to be underlain by Early to Middle Jurassic, island arc related volcanic and sedimentary rocks of the Hazelton Group. A few erosional remnants of younger volcanic rocks are also present. Several ages of plutonic rocks intrude the Hazelton Group strata in the general area, several of which are known to be related to porphyry style copper mineralization in the Skeena Arch. Importantly, a plug belonging to the Late Cretaceous Bulkley suite of intrusive rocks is genetically and spatially related to mineralization at the adjacent Stars property.
An airborne MobileMT electromagnetic and magnetic survey was flown over the property in late 2021 (Figure 4) and has helped identify three key areas of high magnetic susceptibility for follow-up exploration. The most important of these is located on the western side of the property immediately south of the Stars property. The survey shows that the magnetic high anomalies related to the Stars mineralization continue southward into this area of the Blueberry project.