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L J Zinc-Lead-Silver Property

The LJ property is located 35 kilometres north-northeast of Revelstoke in the Selkirk Mountains, on a north slope of the ridge separating Carnes Creek to the south and McKinnon Creek to the north. In 2020, diamond blade saw channel sampling was completed over new extensions of the massive sulfide occurrence recently exposed by glacial melt back that has occurred since the first discovery was made in 2016.

Geologists and field technicians completed a series of diamond blade saw channel samples over a width of 90 metres in an east-west direction perpendicular to the strike direction, where possible. The area was pressure washed to expose bedrock across the strike where possible. Some areas were not sampled where the glacial moraines were too extensive to expose bedrock or still ice covered. Two parallel 6 centimetre deep cuts, separated by 6 centimetres of rock, were cut. Then a sample was chiseled out and placed into individual sample bags. The sampled lengths varied from 0.10 metres to 2.0 metres and results are shown on the plan below along with the samples collected in 2016.

Giant Copper Poly-Metallic Property

Giant Copper is located 37 kilometres south-east of Hope. In 2020, portable packsack diamond drilling was completed on the Goldstone gold discovery. This discovery is the first primary gold occurrence in the 100-year history of exploration on the Giant Copper property. A geological team used a portable diamond drill, and set up on the Goldstone gold outcrop, drilling 41mm BQ sized core in a series of six holes. The Goldstone occurrence is located 350 metres south of the historic 15-level portal, which allows for easy underground access. Results confirmed and extended the Goldstone gold occurrence discovered and sampled by hand trenching in 2017. Results in 2017 returned 12.8 g/t gold over a 10 metre width.

Hole ID From (m) To (m) Width (m) Gold (g/t)
GC-20-0-1 0 1.00 1.00 15.20
GC-20-0-2 0 6.10 6.10 6.22
GC-20-0-3 0.61 3.05 2.44 9.45
GC-20-0-4 1.16 4.27 3.11 20.15
GC-20-0-5 0 3.05 3.05 11.76

Jim Miller-Tait, P.Geo., Imperial VP Exploration is the designated Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 for the Giant Copper and LJ exploration programs.

In 1995, following a public review process, the Province designated almost 30,000 hectares as the Skagit Valley Provincial Park, while allowing mineral exploration in 2,500 hectares. Giant Copper claims are located within the area allowing for mineral exploration. β€œEnvironment Lands and Parks Minister Moe Sihota and Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Minister Anne Edwards announced the decision that balances environmental needs and economic opportunities.” Minister Edwards said, β€œThe mining industry now has the green light to begin planning for the future.” We are awaiting authorization of a Notice of Work to complete follow up drilling in 2021 on this exciting discovery.

Imperial Greenfield Projects:

Gold Fandora, Churchill-Hiller, Bronson, Cunningham Creek, Lillooet, Pelican, Porcher Island
Copper Whiting Creek, Giant Copper, Catface, Sustut, 2 Star/Storey, Balwin-McVicar, Bear, Nak
Zinc-Lead-Silver Ruddock Creek, Estella, Howser Ridge, Kneb, LJ, Robb Lake, Ghost, Wasi Creek

For additional information, refer to the Company’s New Releases, Quarter Reports & Annual Information Form.

Update Dec | 2020