Doubleview Explores its Three BC Copper-Gold-Silver Properties
By Kevin Michael Grace
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Two thousand and eight was not the most auspicious year to start a junior mining company. And it is a bold junior who goes to the market for funding in 2012. But Farshad Shirvani, President/CEO of Doubleview Capital Corp TSXV:DBV, is confident. Confident in his management and his properties and confident that the bear market in commodity equities is over.
“I’ve been in at least three of these cycles, and historically, I think we’re at the end of this one,” Shirvani declares. “The juniors are getting back on their feet.”
Born and trained (BSc, MSc) in geology in Iran, Shirvani is President of Terracad Geoscience Services. “I have experience from small jobs for mining companies all the way to production,” he says. “I was on the board of Barkerville Gold Mines TSXV:BGM for close to seven years and served on the boards of other juniors.”
Shirvani likes BC. He explains, “It’s a mining-friendly jurisdiction. Our people have a long history here. Our policy is to find projects, explore them and then develop them. Myself, I’m a discovery-driven person.”
Discovery-driven he may be, but Shirvani is not a pioneer. He likes projects that have already been vetted, properties that have been mined or heavily explored and areas that are currently subject to the attention of other miners. Doubleview has three projects in BC: the Hat Copper-Gold Property, the Mt Milligan North Copper-Gold Property and the Metropolitan Silver-Lead-Gold Property.
The Hat Project comprises 1,892 hectares located 95 kilometres west of Dease Lake in northwest BC. It is in the Stikine District, which hosts NovaGold’s TSX:NG and Teck’s TSX:TCB.B Galore Creek Project, Copper Fox’s TSXV:CUU Schaft Creek Project, Imperial Metals’ TSX:III Red Chris Project and Capstone’s TSX:CS Kutcho Project. Together, these projects have measured and indicated resources of 7.65 million tonnes copper, 14.9 million ounces gold and 148.5 million ounces silver.
Our policy is to find projects, explore them and then develop them. Myself, I’m a discovery-driven person —Farshad Shirvani
“This is our flagship project,” Shirvani says. “It was worked on extensively by Utah Mines and others from the 1960s to the 1990s. Then, in 1994, three geologists staked the project and held it for several years. There is a huge database of information. I wanted this project from 2005 onward and had many conversations with the owners. The location is definitely good. It’s about 35 kilometres to the east of the past-producing Golden Bear Gold Mine, about five kilometres east of Firesteel’s TSXV:FTR Copper Creek and 65 kilometres north of Schaft Creek. We’re directly adjacent to Garibaldi’s TSXV:GGI Grizzly Copper-Gold Project.
“The database showed us several targets. We started on two, one gold and the other copper-gold. The second shows a very good cluster of anomalies in copper. We did an MMI (mobile metallic ion) survey, and we found an anomalous zone of silver and gold and a halo of copper around that. Our geologists did an interpretation of the historic IP data and said the quality is good. We compared it with historic soil data and then created a good target which we are going to drill.”
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