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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  29-Nov-1994 by Dorthe E. Jakobsen (DEJ)

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BCGS Map 082L008
Status Prospect NTS Map 082L01W
Latitude 050º 04' 24'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 118º 25' 05'' Northing 5547747
Easting 398529
Commodities Silver, Gold Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Quesnel
Capsule Geology

The Paradise showing is located 26 kilometres east of Edgewood, north of Inonoaklin Creek near Coates Creek. The Paradise is about 450 metres south of the Renown showing (082LSE004).

Three opencuts and 2 tunnels were reported in 1930. In 1983, prospecting and geochemical sampling were conducted on the Au 1 and 2 claims, which were staked over the Paladora (082LSE008), Ballarat (082LSE024), Paradise and Renown showings. An unsuccessful attempt was made to locate the old workings. In 1985, prospecting was conducted on the Golden Marten I and II claims, which were staked over the Paladora, Ballarat, Paradise and Renown showings.

The area is underlain by granitic rocks of the Jurassic Nelson Intrusions which intrude volcanic and sedimentary rocks of the Devonian to Triassic Harper Ranch Group.

The No. 1 tunnel, at 1524 metres elevation, was driven on a 35 centimetre quartz vein in granite. A sample across 30 centimetres at the face assayed nil gold and silver (Minister of Mines Annual Report 1930, page 263).

The 3 opencuts, just east of the No. 1 tunnel, expose this same vein. A channel sample across 80 centimetres of quartz assayed nil gold and 34.28 grams per tonne silver (Minister of Mines Annual Report 1930, page 263).

The No. 2 tunnel is 183 metres east of the No. 1 tunnel at 1539 metres elevation. The 9-metre tunnel was driven northwest along a 1.2 to 1.5 metre wide quartz vein. A sample across 1.3 metres assayed nil gold and silver (Minister of Mines Annual Report 1930, page 263).

EMPR AR *1930-263
EMPR ASS RPT 12331, 14611
EMPR FIELDWORK 1987, pp. 55-58; 1988, pp. 49-54; 1992, pp. 255-257
EMPR OF 1991-18; 1994-8
EMPR RGS 082L, 1976; 32, 1991
GSC MAP 1059A; 7216G; 8491G
GSC MEM 296, p. 148
GSC OF 637(#352); 658
GSC P 91-2, pp. 115-135
CJES Vol. 26, No. 2