The Worldstock property is a copper-gold porphyry prospect located 95 north of Kamloops, BC. The property lies 8 km to the west of Highway 5 and recently constructed logging roads provided access to target areas on the property. The Worldstock property is 25 km west of Taseko Mines Ltd.'s Yellowhead Copper Project, which boasts an 820 million tonne reserve with an average grade of 0.28% copper.
The 1,700 hectare property is underlain by volcanic flows and tuffs of the Lower Jurassic Nicola Group which have been intruded locally by Lower Jurassic Quesnel Suite diorites and monzonite stocks and dikes. Feldspar porphyritic monzonite dikes encountered in 2001 diamond drilling cut andesitic rocks and are genetically and spatially related to copper mineralization.
The Worldstock property has only seen one drill program. 7 short holes totaling 888 metres were drilled in 2001, with all holes intersecting anomalous copper and porphyry style alteration. The abundance of quartz-sericite-pyrite alteration encountered in drilling suggests the margins of porphyry system was likely drilled. Diamond drill hole WS2001-1 intersected 0.37% copper over 10.4 metres, where copper was shown to genetically and spatially related to hornblende-feldspar porphyry dikes.
Results from limited historical drilling warrant follow-up. Shallow RC drilling to vector towards a porphyry center followed by deeper diamond drilling is recommended.