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Quesnel Alkali Au-Cu Project

22 January, 2008    Geoinformatics Makes New Molybdenum Discovery in BC

Geoinformatics enters into a Joint Venture with Redton Resources Inc. covering 118,000 hectares of contiguous claims in the Quesnel Trough, British Columbia. 
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The Quesnel Alkali Gold-Copper Project falls in the Quesnel Terrane of British Columbia, originally an island arc environment, within which are found a number of large alkali Au-Cu porphyry and calc-alkali Au-enriched Cu porphyry deposits. The Quesnel Terrane was once contiguous with the very similar Stikine Terrrane, in which are also found large, gold-rich alkali and calc-alkali porphyry deposits.



The project area lies on the Nechako Plateau in central British Columbia, between the Omineca River in the north, and the Nation River in the south.  It is approximately 250 kilometres  north west of Prince George, and is accessible by road.

It lies midway between Placer Dome's Mt Milligan alkali gold-copper porphyry deposit and Eastfield Resources Ltd's Lorraine porphyry copper deposit, and covers the same complex of rocks which hosts these two deposits.


This is the view northeast across the Red Zone on the Takla-Rainbow Prospect, which forms part of the project area.

Drilling in this area has intersected low grade copper-gold mineralization in epidote, chlorite, carbonate-altered
porphyritic to equigranular diorite that is cut by megacrystic granite to quartz syenite dykes. K-feldspar, clay, sericite and silica alteration also occurs locally. Sulphide minerals include pyrite,
chalcopyrite with minor amounts of molybdenite and bornite. Malachite and azurite occur on surface and to a depth of 40 metres. (MacIntyre, 2004)