Tasca Resources Acquires Selish Mountain Property Near Westhaven
Tasca Resources Ltd. (TAC.V) has acquired the Selish Mountain property, a 290-hectare block approximately 15 kilometres southwest of Merritt, B.C., and 10 kilometres to the north of Westhaven Ventures Inc.'s Shovelnose gold property, where recent drilling has returned intersections of 8.95 grams per tonne gold over 46.2 metres and 24.5 g/t g.
Historic exploration on the Selish Mountain property consists of geological mapping, soil sampling and induced polarization surveys for porphyry copper in the early 1970s. Excavator trenching and diamond drilling uncovered sulphide mineralization in the intrusive and hosting volcanics, consisting of disseminations, blebs and discontinuous stringers of chalcopyrite and molybdenite. This description is taken from the B.C. Ministry of Energy and Mines Minfile database.
"Tasca believes in the mineral potential of the Spences Bridge and Nicola group rocks throughout the lower-central interior of British Columbia," said chief executive officer Clive Massey. "While everyone is obviously excited about the Shovelnose discovery in Spences Bridge group rocks, the potential of the underlying Nicola group rocks can't be overlooked. We feel the Selish Mountain property has excellent potential for gold and fits in with our Princeton gold property 95 kilometres to the southeast."
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.
Tasca suspects the historic exploration was solely focused on copper and assaying was likely restricted to copper as well. Tasca plans a reconnaissance trip to the property to view outcrops and take some preliminary samples to assess the precious metal potential of the property.
About Tasca Resources Ltd.
Tasca Resources is a Canada-based mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties. The company's objective is to build shareholder value through exploration and potential development or acquisition of existing projects with significant upside.