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File Created: 24-Jul-85 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  25-Feb-91 by Robert G. Gaba(RGG)

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NMI 092J15 Au11
Name PEERLESS (L.6770), ZINC, GOLDEN SIDEWALK Mining Division Lillooet
BCGS Map 092J097
Status Prospect NTS Map 092J15W
Latitude 50º 55' 32" N UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 122º 47' 25" W Northing 5641567
Easting 514740
Commodities Gold, Silver, Zinc, Lead Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Coast Crystalline Terrane Bridge River
Capsule Geology

The Peerless polymetallic vein is approximately 0.5 kilometre southwest of the south end of Tyaughton Lake. The area is underlain by Mississippian to Jurassic Bridge River Complex (Group).

Pyrite, sphalerite and small amounts of galena, with associated gold and silver are found as massive streaks and pods in thin, 10 to 30-centimetre long quartz-ankerite-calcite veins filling fissures in chloritized andesite. The irregular shears strike northeast for approximately 100 metres, dipping to the northwest. Samples yielded 10.3 grams per tonne gold, 92.6 grams per tonne silver and 8.6 per cent zinc, in drift samples across 0.6 metre. Similar mineralization occurs along the sheared contact between the volcanics and sediments consisting of argillite and cherty quartzite interbeds.

In 1987, rotary drilling carried out on the Beta zone, about 300 metres east of the Peerless adit, intersected 1.5 metres of mineral- ization grading 58.29 grams per tonne gold and 200.92 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 17062).

EMPR AR 1936-F6; 1937-F11
EMPR ASS RPT *5325, 8457, 11648, *17062
EMPR EXPL 1988-C123
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 GEM 1974-206; 1975-E110
EMPR OF 1987-11; 1988-3; 1989-4; 1990-10
EMPR PF (*Report by C.A.R. Lammle, 1974; Prospectus, Manhattan  Mineral Corp., 1988)
GSC MEM 130; 213
GSC OF 482
GSC P 43-15; 73-17
CJES 1987, Vol. 24, pp. 2279-2291
GCNL #188,#202,#207,#233, 1984; #163, 1985; #246, 1987; #198,#210,  #216, 1988
V STOCKWATCH Dec. 22, 1987