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Mouse Island

Articul Tenure #996122

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Central Coordinate 122° 40' 24.1" W Longitude 53° 35' 59.8" N Latitude
2 cell tenure – 38.38 hectares (94.8 acres)
Price: $ 2,877 plus 5% royalty

The Mouse Island placer tenure is located on a large sweeping bend of the Fraser River, within the Cariboo Mining District, 23.5 air kilometres south of the mill at Prince George, or 4.7 kilometres upstream from McCorkall Creek. The primary area of interest within this tenure lies on the west side of the Fraser, where at lower water levels, a huge sweeping gravel bar is exposed which encompasses the otherwise small island and attaches it to the western shoreline. During low water, this bar generally measures 600+ metres in length by 160+ metres width. The location is ideal for the accumulation of heavy minerals, which refreshes annually. Obviously, based on human nature, whereas this specific location requires a short foot traverse to reach the gravel bar, it has been passed up by miners of the past. No records have been found in the Ministry’s database which indicate previous staking had occurred in the property area, therefore, leaving one to conclude this would be virgin ground. Access by road would be best gained from Prince George, traveling (generally) southward from the bridge crossing the Fraser, thence turning southeastward toward and passing, West Lake, thence onward for a total accumulated distance of approximately 45.6 kilometres to a FSR on the east side of the roadway. Said logging roads are then taken for a further distance of 6 kilometres to an old trail leading to the tenure’s western boundary. During a 2005 field program conducted along the Fraser River within the Cariboo region, only limited pan sampling had been carried out on this tenure area, which showed promising results. However, the actual extent and distribution of placer minerals had not been ascertained. This location is also ideal for the boating miner. The annual rise and fall of the Fraser River refreshes with new deposit.