The property is prospective for carbonate replacement deposits, sediment hosted copper-cobalt, and alkaline intrusive associated rare earth elements.


The property is located 20 km northeast of Golden in southeastern BC within the Redburn Creek drainage, a northwest flowing tributary of the Blaeberry River.

Figure 1. Location and claim map

Access to the property is provided by following Highway 1 for 13 km north of Golden, BC, turning east onto the Moberley Branch road and proceeding northeast to the Blaeberry Road for 12 km to the Redburn Creek FSR.


The property blankets the northwest flowing Redburn Creek. The property ranges in elevation from near 1000 meters in the north to over 2500 meters. Topography is generally steep with numerous, narrow incised southwest/northeast trending side tributaries. Forest cover is mixed but dominated by spruce at lower elevations. Above tree line talus scree and cliffs dominate the landscape.


The property is owned by DLP Resources Inc. and consists of 7 mineral claims covering just over 3365 hectares. (Table 1 and Figure 1).

Table 1. Mineral title details


There is no recorded mineral exploration history on the property prior to acquisition by DLP Resources in 2019. Since 2019 DLP Resources have conducted small stream, soil and rock sampling programs with limited prospecting. These programs have identified anomalous values for lead-zinc-copper-cobalt within several streams with minor bedrock occurrences of galena and chalcopyrite related to discrete vein and or shear structures.


The property is underlain by Late Cambrian to Ordovician clastic and carbonate sedimentary units deposited along the Paleozoic North American miogeocline (Figure 2).

The oldest stratigraphy exposed on the property belongs to the Middle to Late Cambrian Chancellor Formation. The Chancellor Formation can be subdivided into four sequences: the Lower Unit comprised of yellowish-grey to greenish grey slate, calcareous slate with thin interbeds of micritic limestone, the Middle Unit comprised of greenish grey slate and calcareous slate interbedded with grey micritic, oolitic, and calcarenite limestone, the Upper Units comprised of yellowish grey to greenish grey slate and calcareous slate with thin interbeds of grey micritic limestone and the Upper Transitional unit comprised of medium to dark grey micritic limestone interbedded with light green to yellowish-green slate and calcareous slate.

The Late Cambrian Ottertail Formation conformably overlies the Upper Transitional Unit of the Chancellor Formation. The Ottertail is comprised of thick bedded, medium to dark grey micritic, limestone and finely crystalline dolomite bands which are locally arenaceous.

The Ottertail is conformably overlain by the Late Cambrian-early Middle Ordovician Mckay Group. The McKay consists chiefly of medium green-grey slate with thin to thick beds of microcrystalline limestone, oolitic limestone, bioclastic limestone, and some limestone intraclast beds.

The property is cored by a northwest trending (shallow plunging?) anticline with Chancellor Fm units exposed within the hinge zone along the Redburn Creek valley. Smaller parasitic anticline-syncline pairs and associated thrust faults flank the major fold structure.

Figure 2. Geological map of the Redburn property


A modest contour soil sampling program consisting of 148 samples was conducted near the headwaters of Redburn Creek in 2022. Samples were collected by Tanglefoot Forestry Consultants of Cranbrook BC.

Samples were taken from the ‘B’ horizon where possible. Sample site locations, results, and sample location maps and plots with cobalt in ppm shown below. ICP analysis was completed by MSA Labs in Langley, BC for 34 elements including gold and silver.

Results from the program only show low to perhaps weakly elevated values for base metals including cobalt mainly on the easternmost contour line (Figures 3 and 4).

Figure 3. Soil Geochemistry – Compilation map with anomalous cobalt in soils shown
Figure 4. Soil Geochemistry – Compilation map with anomalous copper in soils shown

David L. Pighin, consulting geologist and co-founder of DLP Resources, is the qualified person (“QP”) of the Corporation as defined by National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Pighin has reviewed and approved the technical contents of this project write-up.