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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

GeoFile 2011-02:  Final Frontier in the Golden Triangle:  East Hoodoo Mountain Area

by M. Mihalynuk, J. Logan and A. Zagorevski


View GeoFile 2011-2 (PDF, 43.4 MB)


The Iskut River area of northwestern BC is characterized by exceptional mineral endowment, it is mostly enveloped by the fabled “Golden Triangle”. Westflowing lower Iskut River marks the northern edge of the south-pointing Golden Triangle. Rocks which host stratabound mineralization, such as at the Rock and Roll deposit, are apparently barren north of the river. There is no obvious geological explanation for the dearth of deposits north of the Iskut River edge of the Golden Triangle. However, a reason for the lack of deposits in the Hoodoo Mtn area (104B/14) may arise from the lack of a geological framework; much of the area has never been systematically mapped. A working partnership was established between the BC Ministry of Forests, Mines and Lands, the Geological Survey of Canada (GEMS), Pacific North West Capital Corp. and the University of Victoria to address this lack of public geologic knowledge.


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