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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 DYKES OPTION, MINERAL DYKE, RAY, RAM, ROCK OF AGES Mining Division Slocan
BCGS Map 082F066
Status Showing NTS Map 082F10W
Latitude 049º 41' 24'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 116º 51' 34'' Northing 5504174
Easting 510138
Commodities Copper, Platinum, Palladium Deposit Types M02 : Tholeiitic intrusion-hosted Ni-Cu
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Kootenay
Capsule Geology

The Dykes Option occurrence is located north of Kootenay Bay on Kootenay Lake, approximately 1 kilometre north west of Fraser Lake.

The area is underlain by hornblende gneiss, amphibolite and calcite marble of the Middle Cambrian to Lower Devonian Index Formation (Lardeau Group).

Locally, pyrrhotite and chalcopyrite are disseminated in a flat-lying dike or sill, probably 12 to 15 metres thick, intruded into Lardeau Group sediments. Platinum and palladium are associated with the sulphides.

In 1986, a sample (Ram 86-14) assayed 0.085 gram per tonne platinum and 0.104 gram per tonne palladium (Assessment Report 15542).

In 1930, an 80-metre long adit was driven to test the mineralization. In 1986, a program of geological mapping, prospecting and a 13.8 line-kilometre ground magnetic survey was completed on the area as the Ram claim. The following year, Chelik Resources completed a program of airborne geophysical surveys on the area as the Rock of Ages claim. During 1997 through 1999, Klondike Gold completed programs of soil sampling and ground geophysical surveys on the area as the Doe and Ray claims.

Bibliography
EM GEOFILE 2000-2; 2000-5
EMPR AR 1929-325, 1930-254
EMPR ASS RPT *15542, 16130, 25715, 26054
EMPR BULL 73-88
GSC MEM 228-60
GSC P 38-17-9

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