Jim McCrea P.Geo has reviewed and approves the information for the Silver Side Property.
The Silver Side Property is located in the Kamloops Mining division and is located about 20 kilometres north of Clearwater BC on the west side of the Raft River. Local topography ranges from a rolling plateau on the west side of the claim to a steep east facing slope down to the Raft River on the east side. Regional mapping indicates that the property partially overlies the middle to late Jurassic Granodioritic Raft Batholith. The property is located near the transition of the Eagle Bay Assemblage to the southeast and the Shuswap metamorphic complex to the east and northeast.
The property has little recorded history. In 1979 Cominco completed a soil and silt sampling program as a follow up to a very strong RGS zinc in silt anomaly on a creek draining the present claims. The soil survey outlined several coincident zinc and lead anomalies over a 1 Sq Km area, and the report mentioned that the property covered metasediments and intrusives of the Shuswap Metamorphic Complex. (Carter,1979).
A follow up program completed by (Murrell, 1981) produced a preliminary geological map and discussed that a “main showing” of high grade zinc sulphide mineralization had been discovered, and that others were located over at least a 1000 meter north-south trending strike. No sample results were recorded. The Claims cover the SI Minfile Occurrence #082M-230 and the surrounding highly prospective stratigraphy.
The high grade zinc, lead and silver mineralization located to date on the SILVER SIDE Property occurs within a small east facing canyon within a north striking steeply west dipping band of metamorphosed carbonates of either Eagle Bay or Shuswap metamorphic complex origin. The sedimentary package appears to be with a north striking reverse fault system. The showings suggest that they are from Manto style mineralization and not directly from a syngenetic source.
Previous (2010) exploration has resulted in the discovery of three new bedrock showings of very high grade mineralisation
- Zinc… 12 - 40%
- Lead… 9.75 - 12%
- Silver…75 - 558 ppm or up to 17 ounces per tonne
These showing have been traced over 100 metres and in several distinct horizons. The mineralization is open in all directions. At least 4 high grade Zn-Ag-Pb showings associated with deformed and metamorphosed carbonates of either Eagle bay or Shuswap rocks in close proximity to Mesozoic and Cretaceous and/or Tertiary intrusives have been discovered on the property. The showings strike north- south and dip westerly. The prospective carbonate horizon extends for at least 2.5 kilometres. * Lindinger, 2011: Assessment Report #32013
The Silver Side property is located about 50 Km west of the Ruddock Creek zinc / lead deposit (Imperial Metals). Drill indicated reserves at Ruddock Creek are:
- 6,246,000 tonnes at 6.5% Zn and 1.33% Lead Measured and Indicated
- 6,678,000 tonnes at 6.33% Zinc and 1.2% Lead.
American Creek has not independantly verified the information for Ruddock Creek and notes that results are not necessarily indicative of what may be found at the Austruck - Bonanza property.