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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  27-Nov-2014 by Laura deGroot (LDG)

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Name MIDAS (L.5456), BIG CHIEF (L.4046), MAGNET Mining Division Fort Steele
BCGS Map 082G063
Status Past Producer NTS Map 082G12E
Latitude 049º 40' 00'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 115º 30' 14'' Northing 5502645
Easting 607959
Commodities Lead, Silver, Gold, Copper Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Foreland Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

At the Midas occurrence, quartz veins occupy joints and fractures within a Cretaceous syenite dyke in Lower-(?)Middle Cambrian Eager Formation argillites. Pyrite, chalcopyrite and galena are hosted by quartz stringers. Visible gold is reported locally. Dykes are highly carbonatized and locally the dyke and host sediments are silicified and carry disseminated pyrite. Dykes strike about 050 degrees and dip 55 degrees northwest.

EMPR AR 1899-593,659; 1900-797,979; 1902-130,302; *1934-E30; 1954-148
EMPR ASS RPT 3928, 12247
EMPR GEM 1972-67; 1968-269
EMPR OF *1988-14
EMPR PF (Prospectors Report 1999-13 by David Javorsky)
GSC MAP 396A; 11-1960
GSC MEM 76; *207, p. 50