Hat Property Location in B.C., Canada and General Geology

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Regional Geology and setting

Doubleview’s Hat Project is located 95 km southwest of Dease Lake, Northwestern B.C., Canada. Access is by aircraft and helicopter from nearby roads and airstrips. An historic mining road passes within ten km of the property. Goods and services, contractors and personnel are obtained from local communities and from Smithers, B. C. and Whitehorse, Yukon.

The Hat Property is situated immediately east of the Coast Range in Stikine Terrane of the Intermontane Physiographic Province. Mineralization occurs in volcaniclastic rocks of Upper Triassic age and in younger dioritic and gabbroic intrusions. Volcanic flows of Tertiary age cover parts of the property. Sheared and altered parts of the host rocks contain the principal minerals: chalcopyrite, pyrite and magnetite. Mineralization is accompanied by chlorite, epidote and a distinctive red feldspathic alteration. Gold is an important component but is not visible.

The overall shape and dimensions of the Lisle Zone, discovered by Doubleview in 2013, have not yet been defined but, on the basis of available drill hole data to extend horizontally in excess of 900 metres and vertically to depths of at least 350 metres from surface. Gold content is closely related to copper values and commonly ranges from 0.1 to 2 grams/tonne, with copper from 0.2 to 1.5%. Drill hole H-11 returned 451 metres with 0.17 g/tonne gold and 0.22% copper and hole H-23 that intersected the Zone at greater depth returned 110 metres with 0.36 g/t gold and 0.47% copper. The outside dimensions, thickness and overall metal content of the Lisle Zone have not been determined and an apparent increase in metal values with depth has not been confirmed.

Doubleview’s field crews are accommodated in a comfortable temporary camp equipped with amenities and reliable communications. Drill cores are processed on site by various procedures that include recording all rock types, alteration and mineralization, and sampling. Samples are prepared by sawing: half-cores are packaged in plastic sample bags for shipment to an accredited, independent analytical laboratory. Remaining half-cores are stored on the property where they are available for further study and/or sampling. At the analytical laboratory core samples are crushed and a portion is pulverized and digested in a four-acid solution, followed by induced coupled plasma fusion (ICP) and emission spectrographic analysis for 33 elements. Doubleview and the laboratory observe rigourous quality control and quality assurance protocols, including insertion of duplicate samples, standards and blanks, in order to maintain a very high degree of accuracy and reproducibility.

Doubleview’s Hat Project is being explored in complete observance of provisions of MX 1-872, a provincial permit required by legislation and regulations that was issued following consultation with all parties that possibly could be affected by the Project. A substantial monetary bond is held by the province to ensure that any environmental damage not satisfactorily reclaimed by Doubleview can be remediated without the need for public funds.

Drilling services are provided by Tahltan Drilling Services, a First Nations company, and most drillers and geotech persons are from Telegraph Creek, a nearby community with a long history of cooperation with mineral explorers. Doubleview has initiated archaeological studies of the Hat Property and observes “Chance Find” procedures to ensure the integrity of any archaeologic sites that may be found as work progresses.