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File Created: 25-Aug-1999 by Larry Jones (LDJ)
Last Edit:  01-Jan-0001 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)

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Name PROFIT-MILLER, PROFIT, MILLER Mining Division Slocan
BCGS Map 082F084
Status Showing NTS Map 082F14E
Latitude 049º 49' 34'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 117º 14' 06'' Northing 5519324
Easting 483098
Commodities Gold, Lead, Zinc, Silver, Copper Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Plutonic Rocks, Quesnel
Capsule Geology

The Profit-Miller group, owned in 1919 by R. Ainslie and D. McCuaig, is situated at the head of Virgil Creek (Miller Creek).

The area is underlain by east-west layers of quartzitic siltstone of the Upper Triassic Slocan Group and granites of the Middle Jurassic Nelson Batholith. A north trending fault cuts the area. On the footwall side of a shear zone, 15 to 20 centimetres of ore occurs in a quartz vein. A sample taken in 1919 ran 2.7 grams per tonne gold, 545 grams per tonne silver, 18 per cent lead and 21 per cent zinc (Annual Report 1919, page 132). A vein sample taken in 1987, likely in the same area, assayed 400 grams per tonne gold, 120 grams per tonne silver, 0.028 per cent copper, 8.0 per cent lead and 10.05 per cent zinc. Another sample assayed higher in lead and zinc (EMPR Paper 1989-5, Table A).

Bibliography
EMPR AR 1989-132
EMPR FIELDWORK 1987, pp. 31-48
EMPR OF 1988-11
EMPR P 1989-5

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