The Taseko Lakes area lies approximately 250km north of Vancouver in southwestern British Columbia. The area straddles the boundary geomorphologic belts of the southeast Coast Belt and the southwest Coast Belt. It has undergone at least three phases of brittle, transpressional deformation, and is dominated by intermediate volcanic, volcaniclastic and clastic sedimentary rocks. Several suspected porphyry and epithermal mineral occurrences in the area are located proximal to the contact of the Coast Plutonic Complex, within the southeast Coast Belt.
The goals of the first phase of this project have been to (1) Characterize the geology and structures of the Taseko Lakes Area, (2) Place age constraints on identified lithologies and faults in the project area. The goals the second phase of research, which will be undertaken during the 2007 field season will be to (1) characterize the alteration and mineralization of three separate mineral occurrences in the area (Pellaire, Taylor-Windfall and Taseko Empress) and (2) determine any genetic relationships between the occurrences, the major faults in the area and the Coast Plutonic Complex.