Location and Access
Access to the property is easily gained by taking paved Highway 27 west from Fort St. James 17 km to the Sowchea Bay public campground on the western edge of Stuart Lake (Figure 1). The remaining seven kilometres of access to the property is via a clay and dirt road and once on the property most areas are accessible by dirt roads and four wheel drive trails. The property can be accessed year round.
The area has a typical central interior climate characterized by a wide temperature range with warm summers, cold winters and moderate precipitation. At Fort St. James, the annual average temperatures are 14.3 degrees Celsius in summer and -9.3 degrees Celsius in winter, with annual rainfall averaging 29.4 cm and annual snowfall averaging 192 cm respectively.
The most accessible major supply center is Fort St. James (population 5,000), 20 kilometres to the east of the Property where supplies and services adequate to explore the property can be found.
The property has generally moderate topography. Elevations range from 680 m above sea level at Stuart Lake to about 1,000 m on the western edge of the property but mostly the relief in the main part of the property is only 150 metres. The property has seen several generations of logging. The entire area’s mature pine population has been destroyed as a result pine beetle infestation and “Blow-downs” are common throughout the property. Much of the property is covered by poorly developed stands of poplar, birch and young conifers with pockets of mature Douglas fir and spruce.
The Snowbird property consists of eight claims held by Omineca Gold Ltd. (MTO Record Number 146381) and two claims held by Gitennes Exploration Inc. (MTO Record Number 143145) (Table 1). These claims are collectively referred to as the “Snowbird claims” (Figure 2). The eight claims owned by Omineca Gold Ltd. were optioned by Gitennes Exploration Ltd. on February 16, 2017 and the two claims staked by Gitennes are covered by the option agreement with Omineca.
Table 1 – Summary of Snowbird Claims
Figure 2 – Mineral Tenure Map
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