The Selish Mountain property consists of one 290 hectare block located approximately 15 kilometers southwest of Merritt, British Columbia and 10 kilometres to the north of Westhaven Ventures Inc.’s Shovelnose Gold Property, where recent drilling has returned intersections of 8.95 g/t gold over 46.2 metres and 24.5 g/t gold over 17.77 metres. Tasca cautions investors it has not verified the Westhaven exploration data.
Historic exploration on the Selish Mountain property consists of geological mapping, soil sampling and induced polarization surveys for porphyry copper in the early 1970’s. Excavator trenching and diamond drilling uncovered sulfide mineralization in the intrusive and hosting volcanics, consisting of disseminations, blebs and discontinuous stringers of chalcopyrite and molybdenite. This description is taken from the BC Ministry of Energy and Mines Minfile database. The geological data is not available, so Tasca must caution investors it has not verified the exploration data.
The Selish Mountain property is underlain by mafic to felsic pyroclastic rocks and flows with lesser argillite, sandstone and local carbonate of the upper Triassic Nicola Group. The western third of the property is underlain by fine through coarse clastic sediments of the Eocene Princeton Group. A small dioritic intrusion of late Triassic early Jurassic age lies immediately south of the property boundary.
Tasca suspects the historic exploration was solely focused on copper and assaying was likely restricted to copper as well. A reconnaissance trip to view outcrops and take some preliminary samples to assess the precious metal potential of the property is currently being planned.