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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  11-Dec-1995 by Craig H.B. Leitch (CHBL)

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NMI 082F1 Fe1
Name NIAGARA, CPR (L.12535), IRON RANGE SHOWINGS, KITCHENER IRON ORE DEPOSITS Mining Division Nelson
BCGS Map 082F019
Status Prospect NTS Map 082F01W
Latitude 049º 10' 34'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 116º 23' 50'' Northing 5447208
Easting 543933
Commodities Iron Deposit Types D07 : Iron oxide breccias & veins +/-P+/-Cu+/-Au+/-Ag+/-U
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

The Niagara occurrence is part of the Iron Range showings, located near the crest of the ridge that is west of and parallel to the south flowing portion of the Goat River. The location is centred on a showing of hematite-bearing igneous rocks on the eastern slope of the ridge, south of Six Mile Creek and north of Highway 3.

The regional geology, deposit description and local geology for this occurence is similar to that of the American Flag occurrence (082FSE016) which lies approximately 8 kilometres to the north.

Iron mineralization occurs as hematite within gabbroic sills and dikes of the Middle Proterozoic Moyie intrusions. This zone is hosted in the Middle Proterozoic Middle Aldridge Formation along the north trending, subvertical Iron Range fault zone. The Aldridge Formation in the vicinity of the showings consists of well bedded quartzofeldspathic wacke, laminated siltstone and quartzite.

Bibliography
EMPR AR 1901-1033; 1910-107; 1919-137; 1921-147; 1928-522
EMPR FIELDWORK *1993, pp. 129-151; 1994, p. 127-131
GSC EC GEOL *3, p. 139
GSC MAP 603A
GSC MEM 228, p. 61
GSC OF 929; 2721
GSC P 38-17, p. 12

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