Peacock Property

The Peacock Property is located approximately 210 kilometres (km) northeast of Vancouver, 52 km south of Kamloops and 23 km northeast of Merritt in south-central British Columbia. The block is comprised of one amalgamated claim covering an area of 1,386 hectares (3,423 acres).

It is strategically positioned within the Intermontane belt of rocks traversing the extent of British Columbia which hosts some of the most historic productive copper mines of North America such as the Copper Mountain, Craigmont, Afton/New Afton, and the Highland Valley/Lornex.

The earliest work on the Property dates back to the early 1900’s, in the 1920’s copper mineralisation was discovered in a high-grade quartz vein known as the Turlight Mine very similar to the one found in Clapperton Creek. In 1929, Turlight Mines Ltd. sank a shaft to 60 feet (18 metres) in order to follow the prospective quartz vein. The workings were inactive until 1947 when they were put back into production by Guichon Mines Ltd.

During 1947 and 1948, the Property was under option to Anaconda Copper Mining Co. who drilled seven holes for a total of 2,578 feet (786 metres) to test the ore-bearing structure. Guichon Mines Ltd. continued operations until the mine was closed in 1951. In 1962, Toluma Mining and Development Co. performed in-field geochemical analysis of soil samples and in 1963 conducted geophysical surveying using Induced Polarisation (IP) and Resistivity surveys.

Pacific Petroleum Ltd. worked on the claim group in 1972 and soil sample assay results identified a zone of anomalous copper enrichment trending northwest. Copperstar Mine Ltd. conducted exploration drilling in the area in 1977 to determine the extent of mineralised surface exposure and drill testing of the old Turlight workings was undertaken.

CRC Explorations conducted two exploration programs during the year of 1998 with a total of 1188 soil samples collected and a drilling program in 2006 consisting of 967 meters in 5 holes as well as other geophysics in the area. In 2011 a VLF and Proton Magnetometer Survey was conducted to encompass a prospective region of the claim block north of the Turlight Shaft. From 2012 thru 2015 several additional exploration programs including ELF Surveys, structural analysis, prospecting, rock sampling and soil sampling were conducted.