Anglo Swiss Resources Inc. has announced plans to commence an airborne electromagnetic (EM) survey over its Blu Starr Flake Graphite Property located near Nelson in southeastern BC. The property adjoins Eagle Graphite Corporation’s flake graphite operation which is one of only two natural flake graphite mines in North America. Next to Eagle Graphite, Anglo Swiss holds the largest land package covering 6,473 hectare (~65 sq. km) in the southern part of the favourable Valhalla Metamorphic Complex (see attached maps).
The planned ~550 line-kilometre survey will complete EM geophysical coverage over the entire property expanding on the 2010 survey completed by the Company. The earlier survey outlined a three kilometre long, shallow south-dipping conductor on the north side of Perry Peak which correlates well with numerous outcrops of large flake graphite occurrences known as the Tedesco showing. At this time the total thickness of the graphite bearing units is unknown as this conductor has not been drill tested. The new EM survey will cover the southern half of Perry Peak and central part of the property with the goal of identifying the possible southern extension of Tedesco as well as new large EM conductors. Aeroquest Airborne Limited will be conducting the EM survey utilizing the AeroTEM IV system.
Geology – Property
The varied geology of the property has been extensively mapped. Metamorphic rocks of the Valhalla Complex in the Passmore Dome area belong to the “upper sheet,” lying between the Airy quartz monzonite sheet dated at 62 Ma and the underlying Mulvey granodioritic gneiss sheet dated at 100 Ma. Graphite and minor sulphidebearing carbonate and calc-silicate layers lie at a structurally higher level in the the upper sheet, than that of the cordierite (iolite) and corundum (sapphire) bearing lenses that appear to lie within or near to the Gwillim Creek shear zone.
The Tedesco area geological map units cannot be directly correlated with other areas of the Slocan property. The Tedesco area hosts distinctive graphitic marble layers not known to occur on other areas of the property. During mapping and surveying, five distinct rock unites were observed.
Research – Geophysical Survey
IP surveys of this property have identified a pronounced anomalous chargeability, possibly attributed to flat-lying marble or calc-silicate horizons containing concentrations of conductive graphite, possibly with other associated sulphide minerals such as pyrrhotite and pyrite.
The total magnetic field survey produced dissimilar but conspicuous magnetic features that might be attributed to either magnetite or pyrrhotite in the host rock.