Rebel Zinc Property, BC

100% owned by Commander.

The Rebel Property occurs on the southern end of the geological feature, the Kechika Trough, in northeastern British Columbia within the Rocky Mountains (Figure 1). The Kechika Trough contains the Road River and Earn Groups basinal facies shale, clastic and limestone units which host numerous sedimentary exhalative Zn-Pb-Ag-Ba deposits and showings including the Driftpile Creek, Cirque (Teck Resources) and Akie (Canada Zinc Metals Corp.) deposits

A massive pyrite bed was discovered in 1979 by Esperanza Explorations on the Rebel Property. From 1980 to 1982, Esso Resources conduced geological mapping, silt, heavy mineral, soil and rock sampling as well as HLEM, gravity and magnetic geophysical surveys. Late in 1982, five short diamond drill holes were completed, none of which apparently tested the pyrite horizon.

In 1994, Teck Resources completed geological mapping and extended the Esso soil grid to the west. A Pb in soil anomaly occurs over 1.7 km and is coincident with massive pyrite outcrops and ferricrete zones (Figure 3). Assays from the massive pyrite zone contain anomalous Pb, Zn and Ba up to 0.5% Zn, 0.2% Pb and 24.6 g/t Ag. Recommendations from this program was to drill the pyrite zone but was not followed up.

In summary, the Rebel Property:

  1. is within the Kechika Trough geological domain which contains several significant SEDEX Zn-Pb-Ag deposits,
  2. has a good geological database of reconnaissance mapping, silt and soil sampling and geophysics completed over the main showing,
  3. contains a significant exhalative sulphide horizon ~ 40 m thick, > 1.7 km in strike (open to E and W) that contains anomalous Pb, Zn, Ag and Cu,
  4. the sulphide horizon has not been drill tested.