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The Lianlong Property - Geology

(1) Regional Geology

  The area of interest is located at the eastern end of the Tibetan Plateau, which has been uplifted beginning about 50 million years ago by the northeastward movement of the Indian Plate (Figure 4)



Figure 4. Crustal Motions

The figure shows crustal motions from modern GPS measurements. Also shown are the ages of

initial uplift beginning 55 million years ago at the boundary of the northeasterly moving India

Plate. Data from Winn, P. (2002).


(2) Local Geology

Figure 5 shows the local geology with the Exploration Permit area superimposed.

The area is within the important "Three Rivers" metallogenic province, which contains numerous

mines important for the production of Ag, Cu, Pb, Zn and Au. Of note is the important Gacun

Ag,Cu,Pb,Zn underground mine recently put into production at a rate of 1,500 tpd. This mine is of

the "black smoker" or syngenetic sea-floor type and is only about 50 km north of the subject

property.The Xiasai Ag,Zn,Pb shear zone type deposit is only a few km to the south from the subject property (on the other side of a high mountain range).This small ex-producer is undergoing exploration by Western Mining Co.Ltd,a large integrated Chinese mining and metal producing company with operations in Sichuan,Tibet,and Qinghai.

(3) Property Geology (Fig. 6)

  The property is centered upon an east-flowing glacial stream, which originates in two small mountain glaciers.  Elevations range from about 4,200 m to about 5,700 m with the main mineral occurrence at about 4,800 m in an area of glacially-scoured bedrock located below one of the small glaciers. 

  Three small granite bodies, probably connected at depth, intrude a sequence of steeply dipping overturned beds of Upper Triassic limestone, calcareous sandstone of the Qugasi Group, and rhyolite.   A halo of calc-silicate metasomatism has affected the intruded beds to form garnet, diopside and idocrase skarn.  The skarn alteration forms along preferred permeable and reactive beds and is very extensive. Three elongate-tabular-lenticular bands of sulphide-oxide mineralization have been formed within the zone of skarn along preferred beds. A small fourth zone consisting of an irregular pod in limestone is not conformable to the bedding. Mineralization, which will be described in detail in a following section, contains values in Cu, Sn, Ag, Zn, and Pb.


Figure 6. Geology Map and Trench Plan.

The figure shows the mineralization in red with trenches labeled so that they can be correlated with details of trenching results.


Company News

Sep 16, 2016

Disposition of Lianlong Property in China; Moving to NEX

Mar 24, 2016

Disposition of mineral property

Feb 07, 2013

Change To Board Of Directors

For further information call:
Y.B. Ian He
Phone Number:604.306.5867
Michael Woods
Phone Number: 604-925-0551