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File Created: 24-Jul-85 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  16-Feb-08 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 49º 36' 24" N UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 119º 05' 16" W 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
GSC MAP 538A; 15-1961; 1701A; 1712A; 1713A; 1714A; 1736A;
7686G; 8510G
GSC OF 409; 736; *1969