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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 GOLD KING, GOLD QUEEN Mining Division Nelson
BCGS Map 082F056
Status Showing NTS Map 082F10W
Latitude 049º 35' 17'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 116º 47' 56'' Northing 5492850
Easting 514536
Commodities Gold, Copper, Molybdenum Deposit Types I06 : Cu+/-Ag quartz veins
I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

The Gold King (Gold Queen) occurrence is reportedly located approximately 5 kilometres south of Grey Creek, near the shoreline of Kootenay Lake.

The area is underlain by coarse clastic rocks of the Upper Proterozoic Horsethief Creek Group. A Cretaceous granodioritic intrusive occurs to the north.

Locally, a 15 centimetre wide vein in quartzite hosts chalcopyrite and pyrite mineralization and is reported to carry gold values.

In 1981, previous rock sampling, of vein material from the adit, was reported have yielded up to 0.21 per cent copper and 0.015 per cent molybdenum (Sample 8883; Assessment Report 10137).

At least one adit was completed on the occurrence in the late 1800’s or early 1900’s.

In 1981, a R. Westbury prospected the area.

Bibliography
EMPR AR 1931-138, 1933-240, 1934-A27
EMPR ASS RPT *10137
EMPR BULL 1, 1932-109
EMPR MEM 228-P80
EMPR PRELIM RPT 38-17, P9

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