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File Created: 26-Nov-1999 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  14-Apr-2008 by Mandy N. Desautels (MND)

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Name VULCAN 5 Mining Division Fort Steele
BCGS Map 082F079
Status Showing NTS Map 082F16W
Latitude 049º 45' 36'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 116º 22' 07'' Northing 5512138
Easting 545475
Commodities Zinc, Lead Deposit Types E14 : Sedimentary exhalative Zn-Pb-Ag
Tectonic Belt Foreland Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

Sedimentary rocks of the Aldridge Formations underlie the area. The sediments are Proterozoic in age and consist of quartzwackes, quartz arenites, and siltstones. Diorite of the Proterozoic Moyie Intrusion occurs as dikes and sills.

A drill hole on the Vulcan 5 intersected fine-grained wackes to quartz wackes of the Aldridge Formation with gabbro sills. Bedding varies from finely laminated argillaceous rocks to medium bedded, more quartzitic units. Metamorphism is greenschist level with local development of intense biotite and or silicification. There are very minor occurrences of graphite along fractures and as narrow 'bedded' seams. The sulphides, most commonly pyrrhotite and pyrite, occur sporadically as fine laminations or as cross-cutting veins and fracture fillings. Minor associated sphalerite and galena were noted locally.

EMPR AR 1958-51
EMPR ASS RPT 3300, 7689, 12931, *14198, 15239
GSC MEM 292-63
GCNL #49, 1982