Maestro Project

Quartz Mountain acquired 100% of the Maestro Property in 2021 for its bulk tonnage gold-silver-copper-molybdenum potential.


  • Previous exploration was focused on molybdenum and copper porphyry mineralization. The property's significant precious metals potential has never been systematically explored.
  • Key historical holes intercepted broad intervals of gold and silver mineralization, open to the west, south and depth.
  • Easily accessible by Highway 16, which runs through the property’s edge, connecting it to critical infrastructure and the nearby mining support towns of Houston and Smithers, B.C.

Location & Claims

The Maestro Property is comprised of ten mineral claims covering 1,577 hectares located in central BC, 15 km north of Houston and 50 km south of Smithers. Highway 16 intersects the western edge of the property, enabling easy access to nearby infrastructure including airports, railways, and power. The central region of the property is accessible by numerous drill roads constructed by past operators. 

Recent Exploration

In 2021, Quartz Mountain conducted a 234 line-km airborne magnetic survey at Maestro, and re-logged 13 historical diamond drill holes from the Prodigy Zone. The holes were drilled between 2007 and 2011 by Bard Ventures Ltd., and results from some of the best holes are given in the Table 1. Results from the re-logging suggest that there is a correlation of gold-bearing sulphide and sulphosalt mineralization in quartz-ankerite veins associated with quartz monzonitic intrusive rocks and with distinctive green sericite alteration of low magnetic susceptibility. This style of mineralization and alteration may extend outward from the precious metals-bearing zones identified in drilling at the Prodigy Zone, as suggested by the distribution of green sericite alteration identified in the re-logging, which appears to have increasing intensity of alteration south and westward. The zone remains open in both directions.

Select Historical Diamond Drill Intercepts, Prodigy Zone: 

This suggestion is supported by the results of the airborne magnetic survey, which shows linear northwest-trending magnetic highs and lows that coincide in many places with mapped intrusions and faults, respectively. Interestingly, the survey also outlined a large west-northwest trending oval-shaped magnetic high that lies in a till-covered area which surrounds much of the Prodigy Zone. The magnetic high is cored by a distinct oval-shaped magnetic low that is cospatial with the Prodigy Zone. 

Maestro Property 1st Vertical Derivative of Total Magnetic Intensity: 

Historical Exploration

The Maestro Property and surrounding area has over 100-years of mineral exploration history dating back to 1914, when prospectors sunk a prospectors sunk a 16-ft shaft to extract copper-silver ore. Five tons of mineralized vein mined from the shaft graded 1.55 g/t Au, 2,687 g/t Ag, 3.7% Cu and 24.7% Pb.

Notable drill programs on the property include: 

  • Molymines Exploration Ltd. (1965-1969): 128 percussion and diamond drill holes totalling 6,381 m at the Lone Pine Deposit and, to a lesser extent, the Prodigy Zone, which lies on the Maestro claims to the north of Lone Pine.
  • Granby Mining Corp. (1976 -1978): 22 drill holes totalling 2,160 m at the Prodigy, Granby, and Mineral Hill zones.
  • Southern Cross Gold (1987): 8 diamond drill holes totalling 521 m at the Lone Pine Deposit and the Prodigy Zone.
  • Bard Ventures Ltd. (2007-2011): 77 diamond drill holes totalling 35,334 m at the Lone Pine Deposit, and Prodigy, Granby, and Mineral Hill zones.

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