The Vulcan property is located in the Purcell Mountains approximately 30 km northwest of the Sullivan Mine
at Kimberley, B.C. The property consists of 5 claims and is 100% owned by Eagle Plains Resources with no
underlying royalties or encumbrances.
The principle exploration target on the property is a Sullivan-type stratiform sediment-hosted massive sulfide
deposit. The Sullivan Mine has produced 144 million tons of ore averaging 6.5% Pb, 5.6% Zn and 2.3 opt Ag to 1988.
At the Vulcan the styles of mineralization, host rocks and alteration all show strong similarities to the Sullivan Deposit.
The best sulfide mineralization at Vulcan is exposed in a surface showing. Strata controlled pyrrhotite-galena-sphalerite
occurs on the "Sullivan Horizon" in a 7.5 m thick zone which includes 1.5 m averaging 1.6% combined Pb-Zn. Grab samples of this zone assay up to 5.5% Pb-Zn and 22 opt Ag.
The Vulcan property and its surrounding geology has been tested by historic drilling on a few separate
occasions. The most comprehensive testing occurred in the early 1990’s by Ascot Resources. In 1991 a five hole
1,003m total drill program was completed; all holes excepting Vu-91-4 were drilled within the current boundaries of the
Vulcan property. In 1992 three holes were drilled to the west of the Jurak 1 in the West Basin area. The West Basin
program, totaling 1535m of drilling, explored the Lower-Middle Aldridge contact (LMC) to depths of 300m, roughly
600-800m down-dip of 1991 intersections. Though 1992 drilling indicated the presence of Sullivan-type stratigraphy
and alteration in all holes, significant base-metal mineralization was not encountered. The down dip extension of the
1991 holes on the Vulcan Property remains untested.
Work conducted on the Vulcan property in 2005 included reprocessing and reinterpretation of 1995 EM
geophysical data and the development and implementation of a GIS database. In 2005, as part of a data compilation on
an unrelated project in SE BC, Eagle Plains requested an independent contractor, Condor Geophysics, to verify and
reprocess Geoterrex-Dighem (now Fugro Airborne Surveys) EM survey data collected in 1995 by a joint partnership
between BC Ministry of Employment and Investment, Energy and Minerals division, BC Geological Survey Branch
and the Geological Survey of Canada. During the course of the data verification by Condor, it was found that the GPS
height and the barometric altimeter height were both corrupted, rendering the original geophysical maps and related
data included in the 1996 public release highly suspect, if not worthless. After considerable effort Condor was able to
arrange for the government to supply replacement SRTM (Shuttle Radar Topography Mission) elevation data that has
reasonable resolution and based on this new data set were able to produce a new interpretation of the 1995 data. As the
1995 survey also covered the Vulcan claim area Eagle Plains contracted Condor to correct and reinterpret the EM data
for the area referred to as the St. Mary Block. Compilation work included scanning, rectifying and digitizing the historic
geology maps, creating a drill-hole database, imputing the historic drill logs, and the creation and interpretation of new
sections. A geochemistry database was also implemented utilizing historic rock, silt and soil sample data.
geochemistry and drill-hole databases will allow for a more organized approach to the interpretation of the geology of
the Vulcan. Base data for the area covered by the Vulcan claim block was also acquired, processed and integrated into
the GIS in order to facilitate map creation and improve data visualization.
Based on the results from the 2005 program, further work was recommended for the property to better define the
downdip projection of the Lower-Middle Aldridge contact, the stratigraphic horizon that hosts the nearby Sullivan
This project is currently under option
Updated December 19, 2011
Property Location [PDF]
Regional Geology Map [PDF]
Property Geology Map [PDF]
Dec 22, 2011 - Navy Options Vulcan
Dec19, 2011 - Airborne Geophysical Summary
Sep 9, 2011 - Major Geophysics Commence