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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  30-Oct-2014 by Laura deGroot (LDG)

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NMI 082K3 Ag12
Name SILVER GLANCE (L.3829), SILVER GLANCE MINE, SUMMIT QUEEN (L.3830), SILVER GLANCE FR. (L.12633) Mining Division Slocan
BCGS Map 082K004
Status Past Producer NTS Map 082K03E
Latitude 050º 03' 21'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 117º 12' 36'' Northing 5544860
Easting 484967
Commodities Silver, Lead, Gold, Copper Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Quesnel
Capsule Geology

The Silver Glance occurrence is located on the southeast side of London Ridge at 1950 metres elevation. The former McAllister mine (082KSW025) is about 1.5 kilometres to the west-southwest.

The Silver Glance occurrence lies on the escheated Silver Glance (Lot 3829) and Silver Queen (Lot 3830) Crown grants, first staked in 1892 by Russell and Erickson. In this same year, Farrel acquired an option on the claims but no work was done. Property development began in 1901 by Erickson, McPhail, Rogers and Arthur. The claims were subsequently Crown granted in 1904. Ownership was changed to Power in 1905, who continued exploration and development into the 1920s. The escheated Silver Glance Fraction (Lot 12633) was Crown granted to Power in 1926. The newly incorporated London Hill Mine Ltd. consolidated the Silver Glance and adjacent properties in 1950. No work was reported and property ownership lapsed in 1957. Vimy Explorations Ltd. acquired options on 13 claims including the Silver Glance, Panama (082KSW055), London Hill (082KSW115) and Empress (082KSW116) properties, in 1960. Development work was carried out mainly on the former Panama mine (082KSW055), until 1967 when the company was dissolved. The property was then acquired by United Hearne Resources Ltd in 1974.

Hostrocks of the Silver Glance occurrence are interbedded argillite and quartzite of the Triassic Slocan Group. These strata strike northwest and dip southwest or northeast at low angles. These are intruded by a granite stock and numerous quartz porphyry dikes. The stock is roughly 300 metres diameter.

The workings explore two nearly parallel lodes. Workings on the Silver Glance or Old lode consisted of 5 or 6 adits over 61 vertical metres. The later discovered New lode was explored by several opencuts and a 12-metre adit by 1928. Most of the work has been done on the Old lode.

The Old lode cuts across the granite stock, with most of the work being done within the stock. The lode is a sheared and mineralized fissure zone, striking 025 to 045 degrees and dipping 40 degrees southeast. The average width is 60 centimetres and is composed of brecciated hostrock, quartz with galena and tetrahedrite in nests, streaks and patches. Stephanite and argentite are also reported from picked samples. The quartz occurs as a series of lenses, bands, streaks and irregular masses.

The New lode is a fairly well-defined fissure cutting sediments of the Slocan Group and quartz porphyry dikes. The lode has a strike of 225 degrees and a dip of 45 degrees northwest. It carries lenses and bands of quartz ranging from a few centimetres to 1 metre thick. Disseminated tetrahedrite is the principal ore mineral. Mineralization seems to be more pronounced where the lode intersects quartz porphyry dikes.

Production records indicate 1,575,336 grams silver, 404 grams gold and 26 kilograms lead were recovered from a total of 276 tonnes.

EMPR AR 1892-531; 1893-1046,1061; 1901-1025; 1902-153; 1904-199;
1905-160; 1906-144,248; 1907-96; 1908-94,247; 1917-186; 1919-125;
1920-127; 1950-143; 1951-160; 1964-122
EMPR EXPL 1977-E64
EMPR GEM 1970-457; 1974-82
EMPR MINING 1975-1980, Vol.1, p. 35
EMPR PF (Snell, J.C. (1977): The Geology and Mineralization of the
Triassic Basal Slate Member, Slocan Sediments, Whitewater District
of British Columbia, in 082K General File; Prospectors Report 1994-57 by Horst Klassen)
GSC MAP 1667
GSC MEM *173, Map 273A; *184, p. 246
GSC OF 432; 464