A significant land holder in British Columbia with over 22,255 hectares of exploration land.
Early stage exploration project exhibiting a significant aeromagnetic signature with widespread copper-gold-silver signatures throughout.
1,049 km airborn geophysical survey which identified four priority targets which represent the magnetic expressions of a porphyry-style mineralization system.
The Stellar property is an early-stage exploration project with significant potential to host porphyry copper and structurally controlled gold deposits. In 2019, Aurwest completed a 1,049 km airborne geophysical survey over the property . In mid 2020, the first comprehensive technical review of the property was completed since the 1960’s .
M3's Stars porphyry discovery represents a possible higher-grade porphyry discovery in an area of excellent access and infrastructure. Aurwest’s northern claims cover a prominent NNE trending group of regional aeromagnetic highs that include one coincident with the Stars discovery and it’s intrusive host rocks. On February 28, 2018 M3 Metals reported that drillhole #4 intersected 40.2 metres of 1.02% copper equivalent (CuEq), within a broader interval of 204 m of 0.50% CuEq close to surface. Drilling at Stars targeted an area approximately 100m southeast of an area of previous drilling, where in 2001 drillhole DDH CS-07 intersected 142m of 0.25% copper. The 2018 discovery hole targeted an area of elevated magnetic signature that was coincident with both IP chargeability and copper-in-soil geochemical highs.
Aurwest has completed a detailed airborne magnetic survey on the property, which has provided the Company with three priority areas for ground-based exploration. The first phase of work is recommended to include prospecting, stream sediment and contour soil geochemical sampling. Follow up work, if warranted, would focus on areas of coincident geophysical and geochemical anomalies and would consist of further geochemical sampling and prospecting, as well as ground-based IP (Induced Polarization) geophysical surveying, with the goal of outlining potential mineralizing systems.
The Stellar Project is a 100% controlled property and consists of 35 claims totalling 22,255 hectares, located approximately 25 kms southwest of Houston B.C. The Stellar property lies along the northwestern margin of the Nechako Plateau in west-central British Columbia, bordering the east side of the Coast Mountains. The property partially surrounds M3 Metals' exciting new Stars porphyry copper-gold-silver-moly discovery, adjoining M3's property boundary to the north, west and east.
The exploration model being used at Stellar is the Stars discovery. The Stars discovery is situated on claims that adjoin the Company’s southern boundary and occurs in a large (~5km diameter) positive circular magnetic feature.
The copper mineralization is hosted in a potassic altered monzodiorite intrusion, and in porphyry dikes which cut the larger intrusion, and in hornfelsed and silicified Hazelton Group volcanics along the volcanic/monzodiorite contact.
Four under explored targets with magnetic signatures typically associated with a porphyry system that have be delineated:
The property is underlain by Hazelton Group mafic volcanics intruded by Bulkley intrusive and numerous felsic (some porphyritic) dikes.
Widespread copper-gold-silver mineralization with numerous rock samples containing greater than 1.0%The high-grade copper-silver veins in skarn (chalcopyrite-bornite) suggests proximity to a porphyry copper system. A 2.4 km long, structurally controlled Quartz vein system, with gold values up to 37.6 g/t (1.2 oz/t).
In 2019, Aurwest completed a 1,049 km airborn geophysical survey which identified four priority targets which represent the magnetic expressions of a porphyry-style mineralization system.