San Juan Project

The San Juan Project is northeast of Port Renfrew near the southwest coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia and approximately 1.5 kilometres north-north east of the north shore of Fairy Lake.

The most recent exploration programs were seeking economic iron ore deposits with little attention paid to the other metals. The Assessment Reports of interest are dated August 20, 1980 and June 16, 2008.

  • Cobalt, Nickel, Copper, Silver, Iron, Vanadium
  • Southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia
  • Road accessible from Victoria
  • Mild climate – year-round workable
  • 8 km east-northeast of Port Renfrew (tidewater)
  • Gabbro and hornblendite (Westcoast Complex) are reported to contain pyrite, pyrrhotite, and chalcopyrite along with significant amounts of cobalt and nickel mineralization.  – BC Government report
  • On the main San Juan claim block, in 1979, grab samples of mineralized ultramafic and gabbro outcrops on the main San Juan claim block assayed up to 1% copper, 0.66% nickel, 0.122% cobalt and 1.5 grams/tonne silver (Assessment Report 8278).
  • On the San Juan 2 claim block, in 2008, a sample (No. 2) assayed 0.144 grams/tonne gold, 5.1 grams/tonne silver, 0.1755% cobalt, 0.52% copper and 30.3% iron (Assessment Report 30019). In 2009, a rock chip sample (H031024) of serpentine hosting sulphides assayed 1.37% copper and 5.5 grams/tonne silver (Assessment Report 30915).
  • 2018 sampling returned up to 53 ppm cobalt, 45 ppm nickel, 578 ppm vanadium and 112 ppm copper.
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