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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  25-Sep-2007 by Mandy N. Desautels (MND)

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NMI 082E11 WO3
Name KNOB HILL, KNOB HILL (L.2659), IVY-O 8 Mining Division Greenwood
BCGS Map 082E055
Status Showing NTS Map 082E11E
Latitude 049º 31' 07'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 119º 01' 21'' Northing 5487075
Easting 353616
Commodities Copper, Molybdenum, Tungsten Deposit Types K : SKARN
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Okanagan, Plutonic Rocks
Capsule Geology

The KNOB HILL showing is located on top of Mullins Hill, approximately 8 kilometres northeast of Carmi.

The showing occurs in a contact zone between metasediments of the Carboniferous-Permian Anarchist Group and quartz diorite of an unnamed Middle Jurassic Intrusion. This intrusion was previously mapped as Middle Jurassic Nelson Intrusions (Geological Survey of Canada Map 1736A). The garnet may be a result of high grade metamorphism and not skarnification. Mineralization consists of specks of chalcopyrite, molybdenite and pyrite in small lenses of garnet skarn and disseminated in hornfelsed contact zones associated with dikes. Mineralized areas are "capped" by a thick, hard layer of iron oxides.

This was an active exploration camp at the turn of the century when the Highland Bell (082ESW030) silver mine was discovered. Early references indicate a 12-metre shaft was sunk in an "iron cap" on the KNOB HILL in 1901. This claim was Crown granted as KNOB HILL (L.2659) in 1903. Numerous old workings, trenches, pits and open cuts occur in the general area of Mullins Hill. Those to the northeast are grouped under the ROSEMONT (082ENW046) occurrence 1.5 kilometres away, and those to the south are grouped under the IVY (082ENW037), which is located approximately 2 kilometres to the south.

In 1975, Vestor Explorations Ltd. drilled 2 percussion drillholes along the road immediately west of Mullins Creek. This was followed by 3 percussion holes in 1976. No results were filed in the assessment reports. An old 7.6-metre shaft noted on the drill plan may be the partly filled in shaft sunk in 1901.

EMPR AR 1901-1141; 1903-247
EMPR ASS RPT *5519, 5914
EMPR EXPL 1975-E25; 1976-E31
EMPR OF 1994-8
GSC MAP 538A; 15-1961; 1701A; 1712A; 1713A; 1714A; 1736A;
7686G; 8510G
GSC OF 409; 736; 1969