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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  23-Nov-1987 by Lori K. Walters (LKW)

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NMI 092I8 Ag1
Name ENTERPRISE (L.651), KING WILLIAM, PLANET Mining Division Nicola
BCGS Map 092I039
Status Past Producer NTS Map 092I08W
Latitude 050º 20' 52'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 120º 23' 22'' Northing 5580558
Easting 685726
Commodities Silver, Gold, Lead, Zinc, Copper Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Quesnel
Capsule Geology

The historic Enterprise camp is located on Mineral Hill within a north trending belt of Upper Triassic intermediate volcanics, volcaniclastics and sediments belonging to the Nicola Group. These greenstones consist of massive, chlorite-epidote altered andesite and basalt, augite porphyry, andesitic flow breccia and tuff, and minor interbedded argillite, conglomerate and limestone. Attitudes of tuff horizons and sedimentary bedding suggest that a north plunging axis of a syncline passes through Mineral Hill. Both west and north- east of Stump Lake, the Nicola Group volcanics are intruded by Lower Jurassic granitic batholiths; scattered granodiorite outcrops have been mapped in the vicinity of the camp. Secondary to the north- northeast trending Quilchena and Stump Lake regional faults are numerous smaller faults which form a complex fracture pattern and appear to control alteration and mineralization. Andesitic rocks are bleached, pervasively silicified, pyritic and brecciated. Mineral- ization occurs in numerous quartz, and less commonly calcite veins which strike generally to the north and dip steeply eastward.

The Enterprise mine consists of a 98 metre deep shaft, a 232 metre adit and approximately 1950 metres of underground development on six levels. The 97 metre level was extended over 400 metres to the northwest to intersect the Tubal Cain (092ISE108) and Joshua (092ISE109) veins. The Enterprise workings developed both the Enterprise and King William (092ISE110) veins. The orientation of the Enterprise vein varies from 335 to 015 degrees, with an average dip of 50 degrees eastward. Its width is generally less than 60 centimetres, but swells up to 2 metres. Mineralization consists of galena, sphalerite and pyrite, with associated gold and silver values.

EMPR AR 1885-496; 1886-212; 1887-274; 1888-314; 1889-290; 1890-377; *1930-205; 1931-115; *1933-178; *1934-D24; 1935-D35; 1936-D14; 1938-D35; 1939-A76; 1940-A62; 1941-A58; 1942-A57; 1943-A61; 1944-A56; 1965-157
EMPR ASS RPT 5152, 5565, 13152
EMPR BULL 10, p. 107; 20, p. 25
EMPR EXPL 1984-210; 1989-119-134
EMPR OF 1998-10
EMPR FIELDWORK 1988, pp. 96,97
EMPR GEM 1969-275; 1974-148
EMPR PF (Report by J. Antal, 1969)
EMR INVEST 1121 (1941)
EMR MP CORPFILE (Planet Mines and Reduction Co. of Nicola Ltd.; Consolidated Nicola Goldfields Ltd.; Stump Mines Ltd.)
EMR REPORT 750; 797
GSC MAP 44-20A; 886A; 887A
GSC MEM *249, p. 45
GSC OF *980
GSC SUM RPT 1919 Part B