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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  26-Mar-2018 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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NMI
Name SNOW KING (L.7235), PEG, SNOWDROP, SNOWSTORM, ASSURANCE, ECHO, WALL Mining Division Nelson
BCGS Map 082F057
Status Showing NTS Map 082F10E
Latitude 049º 33' 44'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 116º 39' 44'' Northing 5490013
Easting 524427
Commodities Lead, Zinc, Copper, Silver, Gold Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
J01 : Polymetallic manto Ag-Pb-Zn
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

The Snow King occurrence is located on south- facing slopes, north of La France Creek and approximately 10 kilometres north east of the creek mouth on Kootenay Lake.

The area is underlain by intensely folded limestone, dolomite, argillaceous schist and chloritic schist of the Upper Proterozoic Horsethief Creek Group. Argillite and quartzite units of the Middle Proterozoic Mount Nelson Formation (Purcell Supergroup) outcrop to the east.

Locally, galena, sphalerite, pyrite and minor tetrahedrite are present in quartz, calcite and minor barite veins in siliceous, limonite-stained limestone. Sulphides also occur as disseminations in brecciated dolomite and as disseminations and replacements in siliceous limestone. Small amounts of chalcopyrite are reported.

One sample assayed 0.69 gram per tonne gold, 1906 grams per tonne silver, 73.7 per cent lead and 1.8 per cent zinc (Annual Report 1926).

In the 1890’s, two closely spaced adits were developed on the occurrence. In 1972, Bullis Engineering completed a program of geological mapping, and rock, silt and soil sampling was completed on the area as the Peg group. In 1976, Serem Limited completed a program of rock and soil sampling, geological mapping and a 6.0 line-kilometre ground electromagnetic survey on the area as the Wall claims. In 1990, Cominco completed a program of geological mapping and rock, soil and previous drill core sampling on the area. In 1995, Hunter Resources completed a program of prospecting and minor trenching on the area.

Bibliography
EMPR AR 1900-855, 1907-217, 1908-250, 1910-113, 1912-325, *1926-284
EMPR ASS RPT 4387, 6109, 20708, 24329
EMPR EXPL 1976-E40, 1978-E60, 1979-66
EMPR GEM 1973-70

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