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Location & Accessibility

The property is located 26 km north of Merritt, British Columbia and lies primarily on the north flank of the Swakum Mountain in the Nicola Mining District.

The coordinates of the center of the claims are Latitude 49º 52' 43" N Longitude 125º 58' 36" W, UTM 10 (NAD 83),  Northing 5529384, Easting 286151 and are located on NTS Map Sheets 092 E& F., and BC Trim Maps NTS 092E090-0100 and  092F081-091. 

The property forms a continuous block of 22 un-patented claims totaling 4,003 hectares and is located in the Alberni Mining Division of Vancouver Island of south western British Columbia. 

The claims, listed below, are all located on government (crown) land and are shown on Figure 2. 

Table 1: LUCKY MIKE Claims

Tenure No.

Claim Name

Owner

Expiry Date

Hectares

         

544529

Lucky Mike Group

116233 100%

2012/Oct/20

433.4

544612

New Zone 3

116233 100%

2012/Oct/20

330.14

544613

Zone 3 SW

116233 100%

2012/Oct/20

103.19

544671

Zone 2 NE

116233 100%

2012/Oct/20

103.15

573357

Zone 3 SW

116233 100%

2012/Oct/20

103.19

574492

Z – NW

116233 100%

2012/Oct/20

41.26

575171

Sophia

116233 100%

2012/Oct/20

82.55

578753

North Sophia

116233 100%

2012/Oct/20

82.54

904411

Lucky Road

116233 100%

2012/Oct/03

41.27

687063

Iron Mike

116233 100%

2012/Dec/19

103.17

845068

West Sophia

116233 100%

2012/Jan/30

82.54

871891

Zone 4

116233 100%

2012/Jul/28

495.01

871922

Sophia-Rey

116233 100%

2012/Jul/28

433.24

872010

West-Rey

116233 100%

2012/Jul/28

330

872048

South-Sophia

116233 100%

2012/Jul/28

495.37

941167

Southeast

     
 

Sophia

116233 100%

2013/Jan/17

185.79

941171

Single

     
 

Sophia

116233 100%

2013/Jan/17

20.6

941413

 

116233 100%

2013/Jan/17

206.3

         
   

Total

 

3672.7

The claims are “cell” claims which have not been surveyed, but the corners may be located in the field by reference to precise UTM coordinates using a GPS instrument.  The claims have adequate area for exploration or development purposes. They contain two BC Minfile showings named Lucky Mike and Sunshine.

All holdings of the Lucky Mike Property are currently in good standing. To remain in good standing, BC Mining Regulations require each claim to have $4/hectare exploration expenditures applied annually for Years 1-3, followed by $8/hectare for each subsequent year. Currently, the property requires approximately $43,000 (slipped a decimal) worth of exploration work (or cash-in-lieu) plus fees to be applied annually, to keep the mineral claims in good standing.  MMR has filed all exploration work conducted to date, as assessment credits, to fulfill this requirement. (No Crown grants or Mining Leases)

Access to the property, from the west, is provided by a public road (Rey Lake Road.), near Mamit Lake, and from the east by the Swakum Mountain Forest Access Road. Access to the Swakum Mountain road is either from the Coquihalla Highway (Highway 5) via The Helmer Lake exit, approximately 25 km north of Merritt or from Highway 5a about 1.5 km east of Merritt.

A logging road from Km 26 on the Swakum Mountain Forest Access Road leads to the southern portion of the claims while access to the northern portion is best achieved from the Rey Lake Road.  Within the claim block, logging, ranching and old exploration roads provide access to all regions. A 4-wheel drive vehicle is recommended.

The topography of the Lucky Mike Workings is fairly subdued with elevations ranging from about 400 to 1700 metres above sea level. 

The lower portions of the property are covered with a dense forest of fir, spruce, cedar and pine. The underbrush is mostly willow and alder. Very few outcrops occur in the area, which is covered by thick layers (up to 20 m) of drift and glacial till. Thin overburden occurs on the higher elevations. Logging road cuts provide most of the exposure at the lower elevations.  Ridge tops and creeks provide good exposures.