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File Created: 13-Mar-2018 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)
Last Edit:  26-Mar-2018 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name IQ Mining Division Fort Steele
BCGS Map 082F088
Status Showing NTS Map 082F16W
Latitude 049º 51' 00'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 116º 24' 43'' Northing 5522119
Easting 542275
Commodities Platinum, Palladium Deposit Types
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Ancestral North America, Plutonic Rocks
Capsule Geology

The IQ occurrence is located east of Dewar Creek, at an elevation of approximately 2300 metres and approximately 1.5 kilometres south-southwest of Mortar Lake.

The area is primarily underlain by siltstone, argillite and quartzite of the Creston Formation and dolomitic carbonate rocks of the Kitchener Formation, both of the Middle Proterozoic Purcell Supergroup. These have been intruded by granodiorites of the Cretaceous White Creek Batholith and ultramafic rocks of the Carboniferous to Permian Mount Roberts Formation.

Locally, an approximately 1.5 kilometre north-south elongated stock of pyroxenite and altered peridotite hosts small quartz veins with magnetite and a green mica. Disseminated pyrite, pyrrhotite and chalcopyrite are also reported in the pyroxenite.

In 2001, a rock sample (K-IQ-1) of quartz vein material assayed 0.20 gram per tonne platinum and 0.38 gram per tonne palladium (Assessment Report 26543).

In 2001, Chapleau Resources completed a program of rock sampling and geological mapping on the area as the IQ claim. In 2008, Kootenay Gold prospected and rock sampled the area.

EMPR ASS RPT *26543, 30532
EMPR EXPL 1979-73
EMPR GEM 1971-414, 1973-82, 1974-78
EMPR OF 1991-17; 2000-22