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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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NMI
Name ZAK, NICOAMEN Mining Division Kamloops
BCGS Map 092I014
Status Showing NTS Map 092I03W
Latitude 050º 10' 04'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 121º 19' 48'' Northing 5558620
Easting 619264
Commodities Gold Deposit Types H05 : Epithermal Au-Ag: low sulphidation
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Overlap Assemblage
Capsule Geology

The Zak occurrence is located south west of the Nicoamen River at an elevation of 1350 metres, approximately 3 kilometres northwest of Zakwaski Mountain.

The area is underlain by andesitic volcanic rocks of the Lower Cretaceous Spius Creek Formation (Spences Bridge Group). Granodioritic intrusive rocks of the Permian to Triassic Mount Lytton Complex outcrop to the south.

Locally, an altered granodiorite dike in volcaniclastics hosts rhythmically banded, chalcedonic quartz veins, 1 to 5 centimetres wide, in parallel shear zones. Alteration consists of kaolinite, silica, limonite and ankerite. No sulphide mineralization was reported. The zone has been traced, by hand trenches, for a distance of 75 metres. In 2005, samples from trench DZT05-3 assayed up to 2.27 grams per tonne gold and averaged 1.77 grams per tonne gold over 3.5 metres (Assessment Report 28146). In 2009, sampling yielded values up to 0.524 gram per tonne gold across 4.9 metres, including 3.19 grams per tonne gold across 0.2 metre (Assessment Report 31354).

In 2004, a float sample of iron- stained angular chalcedonic quartz, taken 600 metres northwest of the main zone, assayed 64.87 grams per tonne gold (Sample MC-R194; Assessment Report 28146).

During 2003 through 2016, Almaden Minerals completed programs of silt, soil and rock sampling, trenching, geological mapping and 21.0 line-kilometres of combined ground magnetic and induced polarization surveys on the area as the Zak claims.

Bibliography
EMPR ASS RPT *28146, 28841, *31354, 32783, 36186
GSC MAP 1010A; 42-1989
GSC MEM 262
GSC OF 980

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