Harrison Lake, BC
Hive Skills Training Site
Status: Not Available
Commodity: Gold, Silver, Lead & Zinc
Best Grades: n/a
Area: 673 Hectares (6.75 sq km)
Road accessible, 2 hours from Vancouver
Our property on the west shore of Harrison Lake is currently being utilized as a training ground for geology students passing through Hive programs or currently studying at BC Institutions. The property is accessible by Highway 1 then year round gravel roads from Vancouver (~ 2 hours) making this an ideal location for training field techniques.
The property has a long history of discovery and hosts three different types of deposit: volcanic massive sulphide, intrusion related gold and auriferous gold veins. It also hosts rocks from the Jurassic to Cretaceous and has several structural and stratigraphic sections of note. Fossils are also found on site, from microfossils to ammonites as well as death assemblages of ancient bivalves and belemnites.
Students have been trained in more industry-related surveys as opposed to the usual academic field trips. This has included soil survey lines, channel sampling, geophysical surveys and the general collection of field samples. In turn Hive processes the samples and is building a growing database of project information that not only increases the profile and understanding of this property, but also data that students can use in class. All work and activities are filed with the relevant mining office to keep the property in good standing.
The Harrison Lake project geology is composed of Mesozoic strata, ranging from Middle Triassic to Middle Albian (Cretaceous), characterized by both macro- and micro-fossils. The succession was deposited in a deep basin environment with volcanic infringements around the edge, eventually contributing to a tuff-dominated stratigraphy. Regionally, the area is mapped as volcaniclastics, lavas and sedimentary units of the Harrison Lake and Camp Cove formation.
Geological mapping in the 1980’s showed the units to be weakly metamorphosed to sub-greenschist facies, giving the Harrison Lake formation it’s famous greenish tint. Within the property the Camp Cove formation is separated up into siltstones, green cherts, black argillites and conglomerates. While the Harrison Lake formation is dominated by volcanic sequences including dacite, andesite and rhyolite flows with dacitic to andesitic tuffs. Both the Harrison lake and Camp cove formation have been variably deformed with notable occurrences of folding and faulting sequences.
Mineralization has been previously related to two events in the area: Jurassic-aged seafloor volcanism creating “Kuroko-type” baritic, fragmental massive sulphide deposits, and Cenozoic-aged intrusions forming gold-bearing quartz-pyrite veins.
The Harrison Lake project can be accessed from Vancouver via Highway 1, Highway 7 and then Morris Valley Road in about 2 hours.
A brief timeline of the discoveries and work completed on the current Harrison Lake claim is outlined below:
The Harrison Lake Project contains fourteen mineralized targets identified during historical mapping and prospecting programs. Anomalies A and B relate to gold bearing quartz-pyrite veins while anomalies C, D and E demonstrate typical epithermal signatures with gold and silver-lead-zinc polymetallic veins. Anomalies F, G and H are sediment-hosted massive sulphide occurances related to Jurassic seafloor volcanism. The four red ‘SW’ anomalies were noted in the 1980’s as ‘extensive stockwork zones’, although only two are related to the later identified geochemical targets. Recent field-work and mapping by SGDS Hive has suggested Anomaly E and the spatially associated stockworks are on-trend with north-northeast trending fault systems while Anomaly H and G are lithological-bound to pyritic siltstones and volcanic layers.
Exploration plans for Harrison Lake revolve around the current use of the site as a training center as well as a mineral project. Property-wide soil surveys, ground magnetic surveys and channel sampling are all planned for this site. SGDS Hive is currently completing a 1:1000 scale property-wide geological and structural mapping program of the Harrison Lake project.
Hive recognizes that the Harrison Lake project is located on the Traditional Territory of the S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō) first nation which spans from Vancouver in the west to Manning Park in the east and as far north as Skookumchuck.
We are currently working to build relationships with the S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō) First Nations and to understand and embrace the traditional use of their lands, as well as providing mutual opportunities.