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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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Name ZAK WEST, NICOAMEN Mining Division Kamloops
BCGS Map 092I014
Status Showing NTS Map 092I03W
Latitude 050º 10' 25'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 121º 21' 45'' Northing 5559217
Easting 616929
Commodities Gold Deposit Types
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Overlap Assemblage
Capsule Geology

The Zak West occurrence is located on a west- facing slope between the two main southern forks of the Nicoamen River, at an elevation of approximately 1275 metres.

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 and west.

Locally, brecciated quartz feldspathic rock with silica, limonite and kaolinite or argillic alteration hosts quartz vein sweats or clasts with up to 5 per cent disseminated pyrite and minor arsenopyrite mineralization.

In 2005, a sample from a trench assayed 0.415 gram per tonne gold (Assessment Report 28146). In 2009, sampling yielded values up to 0.112 gram per tonne gold across 1.6 metres (Assessment Report 31354). In 2016, a rock grab sample (NICO-023) assayed 1.08 grams per tonne gold (Assessment Report 36186).

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.

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