South Central British Columbia, Canada

DM Zone


DM Audra Zone (looking West)

The western end of the DM-Audra-Crescent zone lies 1.5 kilometres east of the Afton pit and forms a 1.5 kilometre mineralized trend eastwards toward the junction of the Trans Canada Highway and the Coquihalla Highway. This mineralized trend lies within a 5 kilometre long structural corridor that extends from the Afton Deposit eastwards to the Big Onion deposit, near the Iron Mask industrial area. In the DM-Audra-Crescent area, this structural zone occurs mainly as strong gouge-rich fault which has a well-developed fabric. This fault zone separates the mineralized Cherry Creek monzonite intrusive phase on the north from the older Pothook phase to the south. In 2004, Abacus completed its first diamond drill program on the DM/Audra/Crescent trend. Over 11,300 metres of diamond drilling was completed and was successful in establishing continuity of mineralization between the DM and Audra zones. Drilling highlights in 2004 include drill hole DA-04-006 grading 0.42% copper, 0.26 g/t gold, and 0.08 palladium over 308.9 metres. Copper-gold mineralization at the DM-Audra Zone outcrops at surface, and varies from 20 metres to over 200 metres in thickness, at least 300 metres in depth along a strike length of over 1200 metres. The zone appears to dip steeply to the south.

DM Zone Section 7N

Geophysics IP Survey

Geology Map


DM Zone Mineral Estimate



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0.2% Cu Cut off)