Fox Property

Fox Tungsten Presentation

Technical Report NI 43-101

The Fox property is located approximately 70 kilometres northeast of 100 Mile House in the south Cariboo region of British Columbia, Canada. With among the highest tungsten grade resource in the western world and many mineralized zones in a 12 km by 5 km mineral system, the Fox property represents an important new tungsten prospect in the western world. The Company has taken this 100% owned project from an early stage to NI43-101 compliant indicated and inferred resources and continues to expand the resource potential with exploration. Other metals such as zinc, indium, bismuth, gold and silver occur with tungsten that are not included in the resource. The project is being advanced to a threshold for a preliminary economic assessment and the goal for the project is to be a significant new source of tungsten, a rare and critical metal for the western world. More information can be found within the Fox presentation on this website.


Property 13,589 Hectares or 135.9 square kilometres of mineral tenure
Ownership 100% Happy Creek Minerals Ltd. since 2006
Key minerals present Tungsten, molybdenum, zinc, indium, gold and silver
Location 70 km northeast of 100 Mile House, south central British Columbia, Canada
Access Via paved and gravel roads from town of 100 Mile House and village of Forest Grove
Closest mine Former Boss Mountain molybdenum mine- approximately 30 km to the west.
Surveys completed Prospecting, geology, geochemical, geophysical, trenching
Drilling - Totals 21,125 m in 187, mainly shallow holes for resource definition
Project Stage Exploration and resource definition drilling, geological investigations (most of the property is unexplored), mineral processing/metallurgy, engineering/economics, permitting
Metallurgical Gravity separation of scheelite to concentrate completed by SGS Labs in 2016.
Services 45 min drive to asphalt road, Village of Forest Grove and town of 100 Mile House provide most services required.

The tungsten mineral system is centred around a composite monzogranite intrusive with younger cross cutting dikes and sills, alaskite in composition. The Nightcrawler-Discovery and South Grid aones occur on the south side of the monzogranite, and on Deception mountain, from south to north respectively, five outcropping zones (708, BN, RC, BK and North zones) occur over a three-kilometre distance. These zones all have positive tungsten values in outcrop and/or drill core, and all zones are open in extent.

Scheelite (Calcium tungstate) mineral fluorescence is bluish-white under Ultra Violet light.

Project History

1997 - 1999: Prospecting of new logging roads identified favorable intrusive and calc-silicate rocks. Molybdenum first identified at Discovery zone followed by positive tungsten in assays.

2000 - 2004: Privately funded prospecting, soils, silts, UV lamping. High grade boulders (moly and tungsten) found at the Discovery zone then to the east at the Nightcrawler zone. Similar geological setting and positive stream sediments located on Deception Mountain 4 km to the north.

2005 - 2010: Happy Creek acquires property and conducts larger scale prospecting, geochemistry and geology. Trenching and wide-spaced drilling at Nightcrawler zone gives positive results in an area 1.5 km X 500 metres in dimension. Trenching on Deception Mountain returns 2 metres of 5.0% W03 (Ridley Creek (RC)), 7.25m of 1.25% W03 (BK), and 1.0m of 4.66% W03 metres (BN) in three zones over 2.0 km.

2011 - 2013: In 2011, drilling at RC zone intersected 5.2metres of 0.91% W03, 4.7m of 1.02% W03, and 12.4m of 0.74% W03, which are considered the “Discovery” point for the project. Under increasingly difficult market conditions, globally top-tier results include 26m of 1.2% W03 at RC and 14.8m of 4.0% W03 at BN. With limited funding available, only the RC zone was selected for additional drilling. A LiDAR topographic survey and additional geology was completed.

2014 - 2015: Airborne geophysics, geological mapping, sampling. Geochemical survey identifies large South Grid target. The North zone was better defined at surface and addition zones of tungsten located. In 2015, drilling at the Nightcrawler Creek zone returns 5m of 1.0% W03 and the favorable geology containing tungsten values extended another 450 metres further east. More detailed deposit modelling, metallurgy studies undertaken.

2016: Drilling and updated resources for Ridley creek zone. Drilling increases information at BK zone and returns 6.0 m of 0.67% WO3. Trench and chip sampling at Ridley creek and BK zone. A conceptual process flow sheet and metallurgical studies return positive results.

2017 Drilling and updated resource for Ridley Creek, BN and BK zones. Geological mapping on Deception Mountain further refined contacts and extent of the favorable calc-silicate unit. Prospecting and hand trenching located new tungsten showings along strike to the south of Ridley Creek, and in calc-silicate layers above Ridley Creek and BK zones. At the 1.5 km by 500m South Grid target, drilling returned several intercepts above cut-off grade and near-surface that are thought to represent good potential for a new deposit.

2018 Stream sediment geochemical surveys and prospecting were performed along newly constructed logging roads on the western side of the property. Anomalous tungsten in multiple stream sediments samples suggests potential for mineralization in the area. In addition, the first ever prospecting along new roads in the far south portion of the property returned up to 519 g/t silver in quartz veins.

2019 Additional stream sediment sampling, and prospecting was performed on the western side of the property, and two drill holes totalling 331.6 metres were completed in the Nightcrawler area. The two holes, 400 metres apart, intersected tungsten mineralization that further suggests potential for a resource to be generated in this area. Drill hole F19-02 returned 6.3 metres of 0.43% WO3 nearsurface.

2020 Six largely wide-spread diamond core holes totalling 1119 metres were completed in the Nightcrawler zone, better defining the mineralized calc silicate layers and intersected a significant mineralized zone to the east of the Creek zone. Prospecting and geochemical surveys in the western side of the property located ouctop of marble and calc silicate containing tungsten mineralization. Another area, 4.5 km to the southeast was also located containing tungsten in boulders and subcrop. One drill hole was attempted in this large area but was abandoned due to weather changes that imposed safety and logistic concerns.