Milly Project

The Milly Project mineral claims in central British Columbia, approximately 50 kms southwest of Mackenzie B.C. The Milly Project consists of 7 mineral claims covering an area of 9376.8 hectares, and is 20 km southeast of Centerra’s Mount Milligan deposit, which hosts a resource of 2.84 billion pounds of copper and 7.50 million ounces of gold.
Milly Map Sm
Major forest service road crosses the claim block, with a number of spur roads that provide excellent access to the entire property. Load out facility at Mackenzie, where concentrate could be loaded on to rail cars and transported to Vancouver to be shipped across the Pacific to smelters in Japan, Korea and the Phillipines.

Historical work shows that the Milly Property encompasses two distinct and broad soil geochemical anomalies that are in part coincident with geophysical anomalies (magnetometer and Induced Polarization-chargeability) along a northeast-southwest trend that lies within British Columbia’s prospective yet under-explored Central Plateau area. The northeast anomaly is characterized by a 4 km long x 1 km wide gold-in-soil anomaly of excellent tenor, while the southwest anomaly is approximately 8 km long by 4 km wide, copper and gold-in-soil anomaly, hosting local mineralized outcrop (up to 1.1% copper, 24 g/t silver and 0.9 g/t gold), and with nearby float samples grading up to 2.4% copper, 0.1% molybdenum and 0.2 g/t gold.


Data Review

The compilation and review of historical data was undertaken by Shamrock in the spring of 2019, and the resultant 8,500 historical soil geochemical samples, numerous IP and ground magnetic surveys, along with at least 63 diamond drill and percussion drill holes (for a total of 6,600 m), have been integrated digitally. The historical drilling was generally restricted to forest service roads and primarily targeted soil geochemical anomalies and/or mineralized boulder trains. The best intercept from drilling returned only 0.09% Cu and 0.08 g/t Au, but what was encouraging was that the mineralized interval was broad (the entire 68.32 m of the drill hole), and that it included an encouraging 0.14% Cu and 0.115 g/t Au over 35.28 m. For the most part, the drilling encountered thick overburden, ranging in thickness between 10 and 50 m, and suggesting that the source for the soil geochemical anomalies may well have been up-ice, perhaps where several untested IP chargeability anomalies occur in coincidence with copper-gold soil geochemical anomalies—this area has not been drill tested.

2019 Milly Exp. map


Southwest Anomaly - Geochemistry

Coincident copper and gold soil geochemical anomaly that covers an area of approximately 8 km long by 4 km wide. Copper and gold values range from 100 to 1090 ppm and 15 to 4,000 ppb, respectively. Rock samples collected from a boulder train returned up to 2.4% Cu, 0.1% Mo and 0.2 g/t Au, while a sample from outcrop graded 1.11% Cu, 24 g/t Ag and 0.9 g/t Au. The glacial transportation in the area is from the southwest to the northeast, suggesting that the gold anomaly may be transported to some degree, perhaps from in the vicinity of the mineralized boulder train (magenta star).

 Mill Cu Au geochem


Southwest Anomaly - Geophysics

In 2007 Walcott & Associates compiled historic IP chargeability data from surveys conducted over various parts of the Milly property. This work shows that a number of well-developed chargeability anomalies are coincident with strong copper-gold soil geochemistry; most of the IP highs remain to be tested with a drill.

 Southwest Geophysics


Northeast Anomaly 

A regional magnetic survey (QUEST) outlined a magnetic high which appears to be bisected by a northeast-southwest trending low that runs more or less parallel to the heart of a soil geochemical anomaly of excellent tenor. This may represent a northeast-southwest trending mineralized zone.

Milly Geophysics


Northeast Anomaly - Geophysics

In 2012, Xstrata completed an Induced Polarization (IP) survey over the gold-in-soil anomaly (work by Walcott & Associates). The survey defines a northeast-southwest trending IP chargeability high, which coincides with the gold-in-soil anomaly and the magnetic low. This feature has never been drill tested.

Milly IP



Proposed Work

No work has been conducted on the property since 2012-2013. Bedrock exposure in the area is limited because of thick overburden, and this has very much hindered previous exploration. In an effort to provide a better geochemical focus for our exploration across the large, and largely-covered Milly property, Shamrock intends to conduct preliminary wide-spaced biogeochemical sampling, which has been shown at both the nearby Mount Milligan and Kwanika deposits to be able to outline alkalic copper-gold porphyry mineralization that is deeply covered by overburden- (Heberlein et al. 2010, Geoscience BC Report 2010-08; Blaine et al. 2016, Geoscience BC Report 2016-15). Should biogeochemical anomalies be outlined on the Milly property, they may better reflect the presence of bedrock-derived mineralization and help to differentiate the true potential of the many historical copper- and gold-in-soil geochemical anomalies on the property. Initially, the biogeochemical sampling undertaken in the Phase 1 program will be focused in the southwestern part of the property, where a forested area of approximately 2km by 3km coincides with copper- and gold-in-soil geochemical and IP chargeability highs (Figure 2).   The work will be undertaken in conjunction with a detailed magnetic survey, and if targets are successfully outlined, a second phase program will include further IP surveying, and possibly more detailed geochemical sampling, with the aim of delineating targets for a late fall or winter drill program.
Proposed work:
  •  a detailed airborne magnetic survey (using a drone)
  •  biogeochemical sampling (outer bark from lodgepole pine)
  •  IP geophysical surveying
  •  further possible soil geochemical sampling (B-horizon, Ah-horizon and pH) and till geochemical sampling
  •  mapping and prospecting
  •  prior to drilling, possible ground penetrating radar (GPR) or seismic surveys to help determine the thickness of glacial drift