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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  30-Jul-1987 by Larry Jones (LDJ)

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NMI 082M4 Zn2,Cu1
Name CU 1, ZINC, BOWLER CREEK Mining Division Kamloops
BCGS Map 082M003
Status Developed Prospect NTS Map 082M04E
Latitude 051º 00' 20'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 119º 30' 14'' Northing 5653427
Easting 324336
Commodities Silver, Zinc, Lead, Copper, Iron, Molybdenum, Gold, Cadmium Deposit Types G06 : Noranda/Kuroko massive sulphide Cu-Pb-Zn
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Kootenay
Capsule Geology

The property is underlain by north east trending metavolcanics of the Cambrian to Ordovician part of the Eagle Bay Formation. The metavolcanics consist of bedded andesitic fragmentals and flows, siliceous tuffites with some rhyolite ignimbrites, tuffs, and frag- mentals. The andesite and tuffite contain abundant siliceous and/or cherty layers. Small amounts of pyrite, pyrrhotite, chalcopyrite and sphalerite are disseminated in the rocks. Northeast-north trending quartz feldspar porphyry dykes cut the metavolcanics.

Numerous zones of massive galena, sphalerite, pyrrhotite, pyrite and magnetite with minor chalcopyrite occur in conformable chlorite and/or epidote rich layers. Layers of massive sulphides are 4 metres or more.

The zinc zone covers an area measuring about 1600 by 600 metres in an east northeast trend with 20 to 35 degree dips to the north- west. This zone lies about 1 kilometre southeast of the BC zone (082M 139).

A drillhole intersected 1.53 per cent lead, 1.09 per cent zinc and 10.9 grams per tonne silver over 1.13 metres (Assessment Report 14681). Indicated reserves are 148,000 tonnes grading 49.7 grams per tonne silver, 0.25 per cent cadmium, 0.19 per cent copper, 0.14 per cent molybdenum, 0.53 per cent lead and 2.43 per cent zinc (Property File - Black, 1976; Assessment Report 13381, page 17).

EMPR ASS RPT *5132, *6313, *6764, *6891, *8139, *11254, 13381, 14681
EMPR EXPL *1976-E59; *1977-E87; *1978-E101; *1979-E109; *1982- 107,108; 1986-C110
EMPR FIELDWORK 1978, pp. 31-37; 1979, pp. 28-36; 1984, pp. 67-76
EMPR GEM *1974-95,96
EMPR OF 1998-10; 1999-2
EMPR PF (Black, J.M. (1976): Orell Copper Mines Ltd. Prospectus)
EMR MP CORPFILE (Consolidated Giant Metallics Ltd., Orell Copper Mines Ltd.)
GSC MAP 48-1963; 5320G
GSC OF 637
GCNL Apr.11,July 7, 1979; Apr.15,Nov.4, 1980; Oct. 21, 1982; June 14, 1983; Feb. 15,Oct. 9, 1985
IPDM March/April 1984, p. 9
N MINER July 5, 1984
Black, J.M. (1981): Report on the Mosquito King and Bowler Creek Groups, April 15, 1981, in Orell Resources Ltd. Statement of Material Facts 109/81
Dickie, G.J., Preto, V.A., and Schiarizza, P. (in preparation 1986): Mineral Deposits of the Adams Plateau - Clearwater area
Hainsworth, W.G. (1973): *Report on Giant Metallics Mines, Adams Plateau, pp. 11,15 in Consolidated Giant Metallics Statement of Material Facts, July 13, 1973
Preto, V.A. and Schiarizza, P. (1985): Geology and Mineral Deposits of the Adams Plateau - Clearwater Region; GSA Cordilleran Section Meeting, May 1985, pp. 16-1 to 16-11