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File Created: 24-Jul-85 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  07-Feb-06 by Laura deGroot(LDG)

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Name UNITED VERDE, SOUTHERN BELL, WILSON CREEK Mining Division Nelson
BCGS Map 082F004
Status Developed Prospect NTS Map 082F03E
Latitude 49º 03' 41" N UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 117º 12' 26" W Northing 5434301
Easting 484862
Commodities Silver, Lead, Zinc, Gold Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
J01 : Polymetallic manto Ag-Pb-Zn
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Kootenay
Capsule Geology

Disseminated, stringers and massive sulphide mineralization is associated with quartz gangue within lensoidal masses or shoots along the shear zone known as the Black Bluff fault. The fault is interpreted as a thrust zone with Lower to Middle Ordovician black and graphitic argillites of the Active Formation to the west and upper Laib Formation phyllites, argillites, quartzites and minor limestones to the east.

Sulphides include pyrite, sphalerite and galena within quartz zones of highly variable width and extent although the mineralization appears related to disconnected shoots rather than to well defined planar structures. A 4.5-metre thick lens containing 1.8 metres of latite dyke on the hanging wall assayed 2.74 grams per tonne gold, 442.3 grams per tonne silver, 21.6 per cent lead and 1.3 per cent zinc (Geological Survey of Canada, Memoir 172, page 82). Minor production was carried out in the 1920's of hand sorted ores.

Sultan Minerals Inc. located a large zinc, silver and copper soil anomaly on the north area of Wilson Creek in 1997.

Bibliography
EMPR AR 1917-170,448; 1918-172,198; 1919-159; 1920-134; 1921-144;
1922-209
EMPR ASS RPT 7300
EMPR BULL 109
EMPR EXPL 1979-55
GSC MAP 299A; 1090A; *1145A
GSC MEM *172, p. 82
GSC OF 1195
GCNL #250 (Dec.31), 1997

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