The Stellar-Stars Property is located southwest of Houston, BC within the Omineca Mining Division. The 28,814-hectare property tenures owned 100% by Copper Stars Exploration which was spun out of Aurwest Resources Corporation in August 2022.
An emerging district-scale copper project totaling 28,814 hectares (100%)
The exploration resulted in a discovery ....
Chalcopyrite – bornite molybdenite mineralization associated with feldspar porphyry along contact between monzodiorite intrusive and Hazelton volcanics.
DD18SS004 – 204 m of 0.45 % Cu from 23.5 m to 227.7 m, including 40.2 m of 0.93% Cu and 3.27 g/t Ag.
DD18SS010 – 405 m of 0.20 % Cu from 29.6 m to 435.0 m, including 30.5 m of 0.40% Cu and 1.34 g/t Ag.
DD18SS013 – 73 m of 0.30 % Cu from 54.3 m to 127.4 m, including 15.5m of 0.40% Cu and 1.46 g/t Ag.
DD18SS015 – 67 m of 0.35 % Cu from 231.0 m to 298.1 m, with an additional 9.9m (444.4 m – End of Hole) interval of 0.45 % Cu.
Mineralized envelope measures approx. 1,400m x 900m – open in all directions.
Historic exploration focused on the Stellar Property Au-Cu potential. Aurwest completed an exploration program on the Stellar project in 2021. During that time, Aurwest also obtained the mineral rights to the Stars Property which adjoins the Stellar project to the south. The Stars project has undergone diamond drilling, including the most recent 16-hole program completed in 2017-2018. That drilling by former vendor returned a total of 128 core samples with more than 0.3% copper in 14 of the 16 drill holes. Twenty samples returned greater than 0.75% copper from 10 of the drill holes, ranging from 0.77% Cu to over 10% Cu. Significant gold values are associated with the copper mineralization with values up to 1.36 gpt Au. The addition of the Stars project creates a significant change in the status of mineral claim holdings by Aurwest, with the property now referred to as the Stellar-Stars Property. The purpose of this report is to review and summarize the previous exploration on the Stars and Stellar project areas and to provide recommendations for future work.
Overview of the genereal area
The Stellar-Stars Property is located southwest of Houston, BC within the Omineca Mining Division. The property tenures are now 100% owned by Aurwest Resources Corporation with the Stellar claims covering 25,053.5 Ha with 40 mineral claims, and the Stars project claims which cover 3,761.7 Ha with 4 mineral claims. Aurwest accumulated 100 percent in the Stellar-Stars claim package through option agreements and direct staking.
The property can be accessed by four-wheel drive truck from Houston. A network of logging roads provides access to the southern and southeastern parts of the property. The town of Houston is a major supply and industrial service centre for local mining and logging operations.
The Property is largely underlain by Lower Jurassic volcanic rocks of the Telkwa formation (Hazelton Group) consisting of andesitic to rhyolitic flows and pyroclastics. These volcanics have been intruded by the large Early Cretaceous granitic to porphyritic body of the McCauley Island Plutonic Suite centered on the northern portion of the property. On the northeast and southeast part of the property, several sedimentary units of Nilkitkwa formation (Hazelton Group) are exposed, consisting of shale, wacke, sandstone, limestone, ash tuff, and conglomerate.
Prospecting since the early 1960’s, with rock and soil geochemical surveys and geophysics have been conducted by several operators on the Stellar project area. A number of mineral showings have been recorded in the area. These are primarily silver-copper-gold showings and prospects. They are generally described as quartz veins and sulphide veins of variable width. There are a number of historic workings located amongst the claims that have undergone episodes of exploration programs over the years. The deposit types in this region were described as subvolcanic copper-gold-silver type transitional or intrusion-related stockwork and veins.
On the Stars project area, historic exploration has led to the discovery of porphyry style mineralization. ML Gold Corp concluded that mineralization on the Stars includes copper, silver, molybdenum, and gold. Mineralization is seen as porphyry-style vein-hosted and disseminated sulfides, consisting of pyrite and chalcopyrite, with trace amounts of bornite and
molybdenite. Drill hole DD18SS004 intersected 204 m of 0.45% Cu and 1.64 g/t Ag. Further drilling was completed in this area using 100 m center spacing, which intersected additional intervals of porphyrystyle mineralization at the subsequently named “Tana Zone”. ML recommended continued drilling of the mineralized zone along with high-resolution 3D IP surveying to assist in tracing the mineralization.
The Stellar-Stars Property is located in west-central British Columbia within the Omineca Mining Division approximately 25 km southwest of the town of Houston and 45 km directly south of Smithers in British Columbia, Canada (Figure 1). The Property is the result of the amalgamation of the Stellar property claims that total 40 mineral tenures covering 25,053.5 Ha, and the Stars property with 4 mineral claims covering 3761.7 Ha, totaling 28,814 Ha.