Scottie West


Location: British Columbia, Canada
Ownership: 100% owned
Deposit Type: Gold bearing Mesothermal Veins
Primary Minerals: Gold
Stage:  Early stage exploration

The Scottie West property was staked by Coast Copper on May 19, 2020. The Property is located in the Golden Triangle, approximately 35 kilometres northwest of Stewart, B.C and immediately west of the Scottie Gold Mine Property.

As mapped by the British Columbia Geological Survey, the Scottie West claims are included within the Jurassic Hazelton volcanic formation, Jurassic Texas Creek intrusions and Eocene-aged intrusions that are also host to numerous mineral occurrences and past producing mines throughout the Stewart Camp, including Ascot Resources’ Premier Mine and Scottie Resources’ Scottie Gold Mine.

Work completed by Coast Copper

The Property was acquired by staking in May 2020 for $11,128 and optioned to EuroPacific Metals Inc. (“EuroPacific”) (formerly known as Goldplay Mining Inc.) on November 23, 2020.  As announced November 21, 2022, the Property was returned to the Company as a result of EuroPacific moving its exploration focus to projects in Portugal after spending more than $330,000 in exploration expenditures, making cash payments of $50,000 to Coast Copper and issuing $75,000 worth of shares to Coast Copper in regards to the Property option. EuroPacific completed surface exploration programs as well as completed a National Instrument 43-101 technical report. The conclusion of the 2021 report noted that the surface program identified numerous mineralized showings with at least 13 zones of gold-bearing quartz-carbonate sulphide (pyrite ± arsenopyrite ± pyrrhotite ± chalcopyrite ± galena ± sphalerite) veining occurring on the Property. These veins host sulphide-rich shoots with highly anomalous gold values and are hosted in a package of andesitic volcanics from the Unuk River Member of the Betty Creek Formation situated adjacent to the contact with the Summit Lake stock, part of the early Jurassic aged Texas Creek Plutonic Suite. This style of mineralization is characteristic of intrusion-related mesothermal veins. The Property occurs along the southwest extension of the apparent mineralized belt that includes Scottie Resources’ Blueberry Zone, the Scottie Gold Mine and the recently discovered Domino Zone. Highlights from EuroPacific’s 2021 sampling include¹:

• Rock sample assaying: 5.90 grams per tonne (“g/t”) gold (“Au”) and 155 g/t silver (“Ag”) on the SE Exposure.

• Rock sample assaying: 5.29 g/t Au on the Leduc NE Ridge.

• Rock sample assaying: 2.19 g/t Au and 119 g/t Ag on the Leduc East Central Ridge.

• Rock sample assaying: 0.95 g/t Au, 91.87 g/t Ag, and 2.77% zinc on the East Border Nunatak.

In September 2023, the Coast Copper technical team, together with technical advisor Jeff Kyba, P.Geo., visited the property focused on prospecting three key precious metal mineralized zones: Leduc Northeast Ridge (“Leduc NE”), Leduc East-Central Ridge (“Leduc East Central”) and the Southeast Exposure (“SE Exposure”). These zones are located along the southwest extension of the interpreted mineralized trend that includes neighboring Scottie Resources Corp.’s Domino Zone, Blueberry Zone and the historical producing Scottie Gold Mine. In addition to following up sampling from 2021, the program benefited from glacial retreat and snow melt which provided significant new exposures to identify and expand veins and structures. New showings were discovered each day on the property.

Coast Copper’s exploration program included prospecting, sampling and mapping of veins and structures in areas of newly exposed, altered and sheared volcanic and sedimentary rocks. 130 rock samples were collected from vein, grab and float materials, which resulted in anomalous gold, silver and tellurium assay values at the SE Exposure and Leduc East Central Ridge locations. Surficial sampling of vein and select float samples at the SE Exposure and Leduc East Central produced ten samples ranging from 0.5 to 5.5 g/t Au, 10.9 to 189.0 g/t Ag, and up 0.75% Pb and 0.59% Zn,  with two anomalous tellurium (“Te”) values of 16.99 and 25.26 g/t noted at the SE Exposure (see Table 1).

The Leduc NE, Leduc East Central and SE Exposure zones are hosted in Jurassic age andesitic volcanic rocks from the Unuk River Member of the Betty Creek Formation, which are in contact with the Summit Lake stock, part of the early Jurassic aged Texas Creek Plutonic Suite. At both the SE Exposure and Leduc East Central areas, a sedimentary package consistent with Stuhini Group sediments was identified which could indicate the lower contact of the Hazleton-Stuhini stratigraphic contact to be confirmed with detailed mapping. The precious metal mineralization on the Property consists of east-west trending, steeply dipping quartz-carbonate-pyrite-arsenopyrite-pyrrhotite veins that are characteristic of other intrusion-related, mesothermal precious metal mineralized veins reported along this regional mineralized trend.

Cautionary Notes

Qualified Persons: The Qualified Person responsible for the technical information on this webpage is Wade Barnes, P. Geo., Company Geological Consultant, who has approved the technical information included herein. Any reference to adjacent properties, historical estimates and resources should not be relied upon.

Historical Information: Historical information provided on this webpage regarding the Company’s projects or adjacent properties cannot be relied upon as the Company’s QP as defined under NI-43-101 has not prepared nor verified the historical information. A Qualified Person has not done sufficient work to classify any historical mineral resource estimate(s) referenced herein as a current estimate and Coast Copper is not treating such as current mineral resource(s).

Adjacent Properties: This webpage may contain information about adjacent properties on which Coast Copper Corp has no right to explore or mine. Investors are cautioned that mineral deposits on adjacent properties are no indicative of mineral deposits on the Company’s properties. 

Investors are cautioned that the exploration target at Scottie West is an early-stage exploration prospect, conceptual in nature. There has been insufficient exploration to define a mineral resource and it is uncertain if further exploration will result in the target being delineated as a mineral resource.

1. Theny, Lucia and Wilkins, Andrew L. (2021) Geological, Geophysical and Geochemical Assessment Report on the Scottie West Property in Northwestern British Columbia, British Columbia Assessment Report 39914