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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  27-Nov-2014 by Laura deGroot (LDG)

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BCGS Map 092J070
Status Prospect NTS Map 092I12W, 092J09E
Latitude 050º 38' 45'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 122º 02' 50'' Northing 5610875
Easting 567363
Commodities Gold Deposit Types I01 : Au-quartz veins
Tectonic Belt Coast Crystalline Terrane Bridge River
Capsule Geology

The Ample (Lot 335) prospect is located on the north side of Cayoosh Creek, immediately west of the confluence of Phair Creek. Lillooet, British Columbia lies 9 kilometres to the east.

The Ample showing was explored by tunnelling on the Gem (Lot 525 - forfeited February 6, 1991) claim between 1897 and 1905. The main portals are at about 1132 metres elevation. The work was done by either the Alpha-Bell Company or the Toronto-Lillooet Gold Reef Company. In 1905, the property was consolidated and one of the tunnels extended to 77 metres. in 1932, the showing was held by Lillooet and Cariboo Gold Fields Syndicate.

At the Ample occurrence, a shear zone, thought to be related to a regional thrust fault, separates argillite and sandstone of the Lower Cretaceous Brew Group from overlying Mississippian to Jurassic Bridge River Complex metasediments and schists.

Erratic vein-type mineralization consisting of native gold and minor arsenopyrite and pyrite occur in a gangue of quartz and carbonate. The quartz veins are up to 2.5 metres wide and strike 200 degrees, dipping 20 to 30 degrees to the west. Veins are parallel to subparallel to the regional foliation. The veins have been tightly folded locally, or may have a sheeted appearance. Aphanitic, sericitized dikes occur within the mineralized zone. A sample of ore material (mostly arsenopyrite) taken from the old mill site is reported to have yielded 25.03 grams per tonne gold (Assessment Report 23945).

In 1996, nine diamond-drill holes totalling approximately 1800 metres tested a 600 by 100 metre gold-in-soil anomaly.

There has been some confusion between this property and the Golden Cache (092JNE094) to the west. Some records list the Ample as part of the Golden Cache group (there may have been an adit called the Ample). Production figures are included with the Golden Cache.

Homestake Canada Inc. drilled (14 holes, 2728 metres) on the Cougar zone in 1997. An 8-metre intersection returned 11.75 grams per tonne gold (GCNL #158 (Aug.18), 1998). Drilling in 1998 brought total drilling to 21 holes totalling 4200 metres. This outlined an area of gold mineralization over about 200 metres in length and 200 metres downdip.

Gold-Ore Resources Limited optioned the property in 1998 and completed a 9-hole, 907-metre drill program in 1999. They found another zone, about 2.6 kilometres along strike.

EM EXPL 1996-D5; 1997-38; 1999-33-39
EMPR AR 1896-547; 1897-556, 560, 619; 1898-1100; 1900-909; 1904-240;
1932-211; *1935-F8; 1946-121; 1947-136
EMPR ASS RPT 22154, 23274, 23945, 24360, 24742, 25597, 25605
EMPR FIELDWORK 1974, p. 35; 1985, pp. 303-310; 1986, pp. 23-29; 1987,
pp. 93-130; 1988, pp. 105-152; 1989, pp. 45-72; 1990, pp. 75-83
EMPR INF CIRC 1998-1, p. 27; 2000-1, p. 15
EMPR OF 1987-11; 1988-3; 1989-4; 1990-10
EMPR PF (Smith, E.W. (1977): Reports and misc. maps; G. Polischuk,
Report on Prospecting Program, 1994;Prospector Report 1995-1 by Dave Javorsky;
Mineral Titles Reference Map, 1994; Regional Geologist's notes, 1995; Prospectors Report
2000-35 by Gary Polischuk)
GSC OF 482
GSC P 73-17
GCNL #158(Aug.18), 1998
N MINER May 4, 1998
PR REL Quartz Mountain Resources Ltd., Jan.27, 2003