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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  10-Jan-2018 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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NMI 092J15 Sb3
Name GOLDEN, HELM FR. (L.6328), DREAM, DOMINION, GOLDEN QUEEN (L.6323), GOLDEN KING (L.7077) Mining Division Lillooet
BCGS Map 092J087
Status Prospect NTS Map 092J15W
Latitude 050º 53' 55'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 122º 45' 27'' Northing 5638578
Easting 517053
Commodities Gold, Silver, Antimony, Zinc Deposit Types I09 : Stibnite veins and disseminations
Tectonic Belt Coast Crystalline Terrane Bridge River
Capsule Geology

The Golden prospect is located approximately 1 kilometre northeast of the mouth of Gun Creek, north of Carpenter Lake.

The area is underlain by Mississippian to Jurassic Bridge River Complex (Group) siliceous cherty sediments, argillites, limestones and volcanics.

The main occurrence is a vein explored by an adit striking southeast and dipping steeply west within steeply inclined, northwest-striking, siderite-altered argillites, greenstone and chert. The 15 to 60-centimetre wide vein contains lenticular, coarsely crystalline masses of stibnite; gold is associated with pyrite and arsenopyrite in the vein.

In 1974, samples assayed up to 16.1 grams per tonne gold, 51.8 grams per tonne silver and 3.32 per cent antimony (Geology, Exploration and Mining in British Columbia 1974, page 206). In 1984, sampling of the main adit yielded values up to 0.77 per cent zinc from sample A-2 and up to 10.6 grams per tonne silver and 1.3 grams per tonne gold from sample A-4, while a dump sample yielded 2.8 grams per tonne gold and 88.9 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 13035). In 1994, a grab sample of massive stibnite-arsenopyrite hosted by a quartz-carbonate shear vein assayed 1.06 grams per tonne gold and greater than 0.2 per cent antimony (Assessment Report 23731).

To the north, the greenstone hosting the mineralization is intruded by dykes. A quartz vein containing pyrite and mariposite occurs in a strong fissure along the contact of the greenstone with a coarsely porphyritic dyke. Bedded sediments also host narrow discontinuous veins of stibnite, pyrite, arsenopyrite and sphalerite in quartz and calcite gangue.

In 1974, samples (0058 and Gossan A+50) taken to the north of the adit area assayed up to 28.1 grams per tonne silver, 3.1 grams per tonne gold with 10.5 per cent antimony from a stibnite-rich quartz vein, while a gossanous area of altered and fractured tuffs with minor rhyolite assayed 77.1 grams per tonne silver and 93.9 grams per tonne gold (Assessment Report 5364).

The Golden group was first staked in 1932 and in 1935 an adit was driven for total of 310.5 metres. In 1941, a shipment of 11.8 tonnes of antimony ore was reported to have been made from the group but no assays or grades are known (Assessment Report 5364). In 1974, Empire Metals completed a program of rock and soil sampling and geological mapping on the area as the Golden claim. The following year a self- potential geophysical survey was completed. In 1984, Kaliber Resources prospected and sampled the area as the Dream claim. In 1994, LRX Capital completed a program of geological mapping and rock, silt and soil sampling on the area as the Golden King claim.

EMPR AR 1932-217; 1933-269; 1941-A78
EMPR ASS RPT *5364, 5792, *13035, *23731
EMPR EXPL 1975-E109
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
EMPR OF 1987-11; 1988-3; 1989-4; 1990-10
GSC MEM 130; 213, p. 64
GSC OF 482
GSC P *43-15; 73-17
CJES 1987, Vol. 24, pp. 2279-2291