Project :: Badshot
Silver, Lead, Zinc, Copper
Revelstoke, B.C.

Len Lindstrom on Badshot Mountain – Not your typical President CEO
Len Lindstrim
Not your typical President/CEO

The Badshot Formation is often referred to as the formation that contains the largest lithological hosting potential for mineable deposits in the Kootenay Arc.

The Badshot Project is located approximately 65 km east-southeast of the City of Revelstoke within the Badshot Mountain occurrence situated on the divide between the Perry Lode Creek and the Badshot Creek. The Badshot tenure package occurs in the Trout lake stratigraphy at the northern end of the Kootenay Arc and is highly prospective for a significant polymetallic deposit.

Limited geological reports indicate that there are a series of flat lying parallel veins in the system, like the main vein mined in the 1900’s. The flat lying nature of the quartz veins plunge into the side of the mountain (north) with the upper most showing near the base of the mountain. It was estimated that approximately 100 feet exists between the valley plateau and the upper most showing.

Lawrence Buss getting coordinates of main adit on the Badshot

Locally, the vein system is at the foot of a bluff along the contact of the northwest trending limestone band and a phyllite. The veins (< 1.0 m) consist of white sugary textured quartz with calcite and galena. Grey copper (tetrahydrite), pyrite and sphalerite are the main sulfides present. (1).

Scenic view from the Badshot

As these are historical figures they are not NI 43-101 compliant.

Badshot Production Summary

Year Tonnes Mined Tonnes Milled Mineral Gms Recovered
1896 54 54 Ag 416556
      Pb 40,500,000
1904 25 0 Ag 120,026
      Pb 10,977,000
1914 49 0 Ag 283,661
      Pb 27,440,000
      Zn 920,000

The property was visited by Liberty in August 2008 and the results from surface chip sampling around the old adits conducted by L. Buss PGeo are as follows:

Sample # Ag (g/t) Cu (%) Pb (%) Zn (%)
203658 4759 0.08 38.79 19.5
203661 2247 0.01 65.53 16.2
203663 310 0.09 9.04 5.83

Of the samples collected by L. Buss PGeo 7 chip samples averaged 1205.9 g/t Ag, 35.16% Pb and 6.46% Zn. The highest chip sample from a quartz vein in the ventilation raise (Adit 1) on the eastern edge of the vein exposure returned a value of 4759 g/t Ag   38.79% Pb and 19.5% Zn.  The sample from a sugary vein on the eastern hanging wall of main Adit 1 (~1 foot thick) graded 2247 g/t Ag, 65.53% Pb and16.2% Zn. (2)

Crystalized vein in Badshot adit from almost 100 years of oxidization
One of the Adit veins that assayed 2247 g/t Ag, 65.53% Pb, 16.25% Zn

A sample collected on the property further along the contact zone by local well known Kootenay prospector Jack Denny (and subsequently donated to the Nelson Chamber of Mines where it is on display) returned an assay value of 899 oz/t silver.

Louis Davis by adit #2 on the Badshot

The Badshot is a favourable drilling project due to the high grade nature and geological lithology. Unfortunately positive hole angles would be required for the program otherwise major road construction blasting would be needed for the elevated drill pads. An estimated 3,000 to 5,000 meters would be good for an initial pass to determine the extent and number of mineralized zones. With the small tonnage – high grade potential of the deposit, more parallel quartz veins would need to be discovered at depth, for economic viability.

Pinnacles of Badshot Limestone in backgroundLiberty considers the property highly prospective for a significant deposit of silver, lead, zinc. Infrastructure into the property is fairly limited. However there is an old road/trail into the area from Gainer Creek via Trout Lake that Liberty intends to reopen in the spring to commence an exploration program with more modern techniques including airborne geophysics and initial drill program.

  1. BC MINFILE 00KNW033
  2. ECO TECH LABORATORY_Certificate of Assay AK 2008

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