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File Created: 24-Jul-85 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  11-Dec-95 by Craig H.B. Leitch(CHBL)

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NMI 082F1 Fe1
Name CONSTELLATION (L.9699), CPR, IRON RANGE SHOWINGS, KITCHENER IRON ORE DEPOSITS Mining Division Nelson
BCGS Map 082F019
Status Prospect NTS Map 082F01W
Latitude 49º 10' 24" N UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 116º 23' 33" W Northing 5446902
Easting 544280
Commodities Iron Deposit Types D07 : Iron oxide breccias & veins +/-P+/-Cu+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

The Constellation occurrence is part of the Iron Range showings which are located near the crest of the ridge that is west of and parallels the south flowing portion of the Goat River. This occurrence is centred on a narrow opencut with hematite mineralization, located 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 8300 metres to the north.

Iron mineralization occurs as massive hematite within siliceous country rocks. 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 with gabbroic sills and dikes belonging to the Middle Proterozoic Moyie intrusions.

Bibliography
EM FIELDWORK 1999, pp. 267-272
EMPR AR 1901-1033; 1910-107; 1919-137; 1921-147; 1925-449
EMPR FIELDWORK *1993, pp. 129-151; 1994, pp. 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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