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File Created: 28-Feb-2018 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)
Last Edit:  12-Mar-2018 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name VALLEY, AREA 18, BLACKFLY GULCH Mining Division Kamloops
BCGS Map 082L063
Status Showing NTS Map 082L12E
Latitude 050º 40' 56'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 119º 35' 33'' Northing 5617694
Easting 316858
Commodities Silver, Lead Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Kootenay
Capsule Geology

The Valley (Area 18) occurrence is located in the western headwaters of Dion Creek, a tributary of Charcoal Creek, at an elevation of approximately 1410 metres.

The area is underlain by schist and amphibolite of the Hadrynian and/or Paleozoic Silver Creek Formation (Mount Ida Group). These have been intruded by Cretaceous granodioritic intrusive rocks to the south and east.

Locally, carbonate altered argillaceous rocks and a mafic dike host sulphide-bearing quartz veins and stockwork. In 2010, a sample (BF-1) assayed 288 grams per tonne silver and 0.672 per cent lead (Assessment Report 32613).

In 2016, a sample (258), taken approximately 1.2 kilometres to the northwest, assayed 1.01 per cent lead (Assessment Report 36202). No description of the sample was given.

In 2005 and 2006, the area was prospected as the Valley claims. During 2010 through 2016, the area was prospected and sampled as the Blackfly Gulch property.

EMPR ASS RPT 29031, *32613, 34225, *36202
EMPR PF (General File - Dawson, G.M. (1898): Geology map of Shuswap Sheet)