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File Created: 24-Jul-85 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  12-Nov-14 by Laura deGroot(LDG)

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Name LYNX, KISMET, MOUNTAIN VIEW, IRON BALL, SNOWDROP, DEWDROP Mining Division Vernon
BCGS Map 082L019
Status Prospect NTS Map 082L01W
Latitude 50º 06' 24" N UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 118º 23' 36" W Northing 5551420
Easting 400367
Commodities Gold, Silver, Copper, Molybdenum, Lead, Antimony Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Quesnel
Capsule Geology

The Lynx showings are located 72 kilometres east of Lumby near Trapp Creek. The property consists of the Kismet, Mountain View, Iron Ball, Snowdrop and Dewdrop claims.

The area is underlain by volcanic and sedimentary rocks of the Devonian to Triassic Harper Ranch Group. These have been intruded by granitic rocks of the Jurassic Nelson Intrusions. The granite is locally sericitized.

In 1933, opencuts and a 22.5-metre adit was driven on the Kismet claim on a quartz vein in granite. Claim posts near the Kismet adit have tags dated 1965 and 1966. Bulldozer trenching was completed in 1980. In 1981, 8 diamond drillholes totalling 1608 metres were completed.

The known gold-bearing veins are fissure type, strike slightly east of north and dip steeply east. They are grey to bluish grey and commonly contain fine seams of pyrite with splashes of chalcopyrite and small amounts of stibnite. Molybdenite has also been observed.

The Kismet vein, hosted in granite, is 0.1 to 0.9 metre wide, strikes north and dips steeply east. The vein contains pyrite and arsenopyrite and lesser galena. A chip sample across the face of the drift assayed 35.65 grams per tonne gold and 2.06 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 10530).

At the Iron Ball claim, downhill from the Kismet adit and to the southwest, quartz veins contain pyrite and arsenopyrite and strike slightly east of north.

About 219 metres west of the Kismet and 62 metres lower, a 9- metre opencut has uncovered a shear zone 1.4 metres wide. This shear contains pyrite, pyrrhotite and lesser amounts of arsenopyrite in a gangue of quartz and disintegrated granite.

On the Dewdrop, west of the Iron Ball, opencuts have uncovered north-striking quartz fissure veins containing similar minerals in granite.

Several cuts to the east of the Kismet tunnel have uncovered other fissure veins in the granite.

On the Mountain View, adjoining the Kismet on the south and downhill, several cuts and a 9.4 metre tunnel have been driven on a quartz vein. This vein is extremely sheared and faulted and is hosted in altered limestone and argillite beds. Mineralization consists of pyrite, galena and jamesonite.

A new vein was discovered near drill hole H-7-81 hosting gold, pyrite and molybdenum. This vein assayed 5.83 grams per tonne gold and 55.19 grams per tonne silver from a selected surface grab sample. In a drill intersection the vein assayed 3.77 grams per tonne gold over 0.6 metres (Assessment Report 10530).

The best intersection was from hole H-4-81, about 80 metres north-northeast of the Kismet adit. The sample assayed 28.52 grams per tonne gold, 13.4 grams per tonne silver and 0.01 per cent copper across 1.07 metres (Assessment Report 10530). This hole probably intersected the extension of the Kismet vein.

Bibliography
EMPR AR *1933-156
EMPR ASS RPT *10530
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
EMPR PF (Report on the Lynx Claim, Donald W. Tully, 1979; Assessment
Report on the Lynx Claim, Donald W. Tully, 1981; Golden Sky
Resources Prospectus, 1987; Prospectors Report 1997-3 by William Welsh)
GSC MAP 1059A; 7216G; 8502G
GSC MEM 296
GSC OF 637; 658
GSC P 91-2, pp. 115-135
CJES Vol. 26, No. 2

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