Global Hunter Corp.

Global Hunter's Rabbit South molybdenum project is located within a prolific mining region in the Dominic and Roper Lake area, 27 kilometres west-southwest of the city of Kamloops British Columbia. The property is accessible year round by a combination of highway and logging roads. Rabbit South is situated 25 kilometres northeast of Highland Valley, BC's largest porphyry copper mine (1.4 billion tonnes @ 0.40% Cu) and 12 kilometres southwest of Afton, BC's richest porphyry copper mine (107Mi tonnes @ 1.05% Cu, 0.70g/t Au).

The area has been the subject of molybdenum exploration dating back to 1960. Between 1979 and 1981 an extensive exploration program including 69 percussion drill holes and 10 diamond drill holes identified the Roper Lake Molybdenum Target Zone. A significant area of mineralization was identified in Zone A measuring 600 metres in length and is 300 meters wide by 60 metres deep, while Zone B has been outlined for 500 metres in length, 400 metres in width and 70 metres in depth.

Additional drilling by Global Hunter has confirmed the existence of extensive near-surface molybdenum mineralization and efforts to correlate previous drill results and to complete an updated resource estimate are underway. Initial results indicate the system is capable of producing much higher grade Mo mineralization on a small scale. It remains to be determined if the system can do that on a deposits-scale.

Rabbit South Highlights
  • 1,900 hectares 26km from Kamloops, British Columbia, between the Afton and Highland Valley copper mines
  • 86 holes drilled on property from 1979 to 2005
  • Recent drilling confirms presence of wide-spread near-surface molybdenum mineralization
Rabbit South Highlights

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Historic Exploration Details

The first systematic exploration in the project area was a low level aeromagnetic survey conducted in 1957 by Kennco Explorations, (Western) Limited. That survey covered the area between Roper Lake, Dairy Lakes and Greenstone Mountain. Through regional geochemical and prospecting programs in 1959, Kennco recognized potential for copper (Cu and molybdenum (Mo) in the area. Detailed soil sampling in 1960 indicated Cu to be associated with the Durand stock which occurs a short distance north of Dominic Lake and Mo to be associated with the Roper Lake intrusion (G.S.C. Map 42-1989). No significant testing was carried out by Kennco and their DRG claims lapsed.

2005-Present Exploration Summary
  • 11 drill holes totaling 2,390 m Drilling confirmed presence of near-surface molybdenum mineralization as well as test for alkaline Cu-Au porphyry mineralization
  • 4 drill holes totaling 1,054 m Explored the extent of mineralization at depths previously untested
  • 14 drill holes totaling 3,700 m
  • Designed to test the northern extent of mineralization as well as confirm the results from historic drill programs
Exploration Summary

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Roper Lake Deposit
Recently completed approximately 1,000 metres of drilling in Zone B Highlights include:
  • DRL0701 of 0.03% Mo over a 207 metre intercept
  • Scoping study to determine project economics
  • DRL0702 of 0.031% Mo over a 221 metre intercept
  • Target 125-150 Mt @ 0.05% Mo (non 43-101)
  • DRL0703 included 16.5 metre interval of 0.079% Mo
Roper Lake Deposit

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The general Roper Lake area lies within the Eastern volcanic facies of the Upper Triassic Nicola Group (G.S.C. Map 42-1989). The Roper Lake granite stock is considered to be of Early Cretaceous age based on a 6 point Rb/Sr isochron consisting of four samples from the Roper Lake stock and 2 samples from the composite Durand diorite-monzonite intrusion which is centered two kilometres NW of the Roper Lake stock ( Medford, 1980). That date for the Durand stock is considered to have been reset as a result of Eocene and Early Cretaceous igneous events which are widespread in the Rabbit claims area.

The Durand stock is a typical intrusion of the Copper Mountain Suite (Woodsworth, et al, 1991) based on its composition and relationship to the enclosing Upper Triassic volcanics. The widespread occurrence of Roper Lake suite rocks in the general Rabbit Property area has led to speculation about the Upper Triassic rocks of the area being intruded by a batholith-size body which is the source of numerous dykes and small plugs found in the general property area. The distribution patterns of the main occurrence of Roper Lake rocks are such as to suggest a structural control.

The Roper Lake stock is approximately 2 kilometres long by 1.8 kilometers wide and NW trending. A pendant of Upper Triassic volcanics, called the Roper Lake pendant juts southeasterly into the stock, nearly dividing the stock into two lobes. An annular zone of molybdenum (Mo) mineralization, measuring 1.3 km east west and 1.1 km NS is indicated. The better grade portion of the mineralized zone, the Roper Lake deposit, occurs in the eastern part of this zone stock. It is U-shaped and covers about 280 of arc. The asymmetry of the deposit is thought to be related to the volcanics of the Roper Lake pendant which were less receptive to mineralization than the granite.

The principal lithology in the Roper Lake stock is Roper Lake megacryst porphyry. This is a medium to coarse-grained granite rock whose composition is monzogranite within the Streckheisen classification. This unit is characterized by large, sparse, usually pink but occasionally white, mega-phenocrysts of Kspar. Petrographic work by the previous operator suggests these large phenocrysts are replacement of pre-existing feldspar i.e. metasomatic feldspar (Medford, 1980). The megacryst is sometimes cut by molybdenum bearing fractures. A fine to medium-grained variety of Roper Lake granite -Varirty A- appears to be identical to the principal unit, with the exception of the grain size. Several types of dykes are indicated, some pre- and post- mineral. Dykes include quartz porphyry, andesite and crowded-porphyry.


The molybdenum mineralization in the deposit occurs as 'moly slips' (slips) and with quartz vein stringers (QVs). Slips account for the bulk of moly in this deposit.

Slips are typically a few millimeters (mm) wide but occasionally 5 mm, or more. Smooth surfaces, occasionally slickensided, seen in the moly slips suggest these are small scale faults. Quartz veins are typically 2 to 5 mm wide. Molybdenite tends to occur as fine disseminations in the outer portions of the veins. Quite commonly moly slips are conformable with vein contacts. Slips occurring in vein contacts usually contain a great deal more moly than the local veins suggesting the mineralization in the slips are younger than the veins and represents a higher grade deformation-associated mineralizing event.

Multi-stage boiling, hydrofracturing and mineralization are the norms in the evolution of granite stockwork molybdenum system. The Roper Lake deposit, hosted by granite, is likely such a system or a variant.

Occasionally, moly occurs in relatively wide quartz veins. Such veins are often very intensely micro-fractured with moly controlled by the fractures. The mineralized quartz veins listed in the logs are the most prominent structures of that type seen.