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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  16-Feb-2008 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name LAKEVALE, LAKE VALE Mining Division Greenwood
BCGS Map 082E065
Status Past Producer NTS Map 082E11E
Latitude 049º 36' 24'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 119º 05' 16'' Northing 5496993
Easting 349163
Commodities Silver, Lead Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Plutonic Rocks, Okanagan
Capsule Geology

The LAKEVALE mine is located on the west side of the southernmost of the Arlington Lakes, approximately 14 kilometres north-northeast of Carmi.

The mine produced a small amount of ore during the period 1917-18. In 1917, the mine was operated by Saunier and Gachain who took out 9 tonnes of a quartz-galena ore (Minister of Mines Annual Report 1917, page 212). Assays of the ore and metal recovery, if shipped to a smelter, are not recorded. Development work in 1917 consisted of sinking (a shaft?) and drifting (on a vein?). In 1918, a lease was taken out on the claim by M. Shannier, who shipped 4.5 tonnes of silver-lead ore to the Trail smelter. Records show that approximately 3110 grams of silver were recovered; the amount of lead recovered is not recorded (Minister of Mines Index No. 3, page 202).

The LAKEVALE mine is believed to have been developed on a quartz vein in granodiorite of the Cretaceous-Tertiary Okanagan Batholith, near a contact with the Carboniferous-Permian Anarchist Group. This setting is similar to other workings in the Arlington camp. Details of the LAKEVALE mine vein are not available.

EMPR AR *1917-212, 1918-211
EMPR OF 1994-8
EMPR PF (Mitchell, D.H. (1973): Map of Lakevale Property)
GSC MAP 538A; 15-1961; 1701A; 1712A; 1713A; 1714A; 1736A;
7686G; 8510G
GSC OF 409; 736; *1969