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File Created: 05-Dec-86 by B. Neil Church(BNC)
Last Edit:  01-Mar-91 by Robert G. Gaba(RGG)

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NMI 092J15 Au1
Name CONGRESS (PAUL), PAUL, SLIDE Mining Division Lillooet
BCGS Map 092J097
Status Developed Prospect NTS Map 092J15W
Latitude 50º 54' 18" N UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 122º 47' 35" W Northing 5639281
Easting 514551
Commodities Gold, Silver, Copper, Antimony Deposit Types I09 : Stibnite veins and disseminations
Tectonic Belt Coast Crystalline Terrane Bridge River
Capsule Geology

The Congress (Paul) occurrence is on the north side of Gun Creek, two kilometres northwest of its mouth.

The Paul zone consists of a number of west trending quartz veins following shears in greenstones of the Mississippian to Jurassic Bridge River Complex (Group). Tertiary feldspar porphyry dykes trend north across the sheared strata. Potassium/argon analysis of the dykes suggests an age date of 67.1 Ma +/- 2.2 Ma (Fieldwork 1985).

The Slide zone, just northwest of the Paul zone, follows a sheared contact between basalt and argillite of the Bridge River Complex west of a porphyry dyke. The shear is believed to splay out as it enters the incompetent sediments to the north.

The quartz veins contain disseminated to banded pyrite, arsenopyrite, tetrahedrite and stibnite, surrounded by quartz- ankerite alteration.

The Paul zone contains inferred reserves (possible underground reserves) of 83,444 tonnes grading 9.6 grams per tonne gold (George Cross News Letter #26, 1986). Drill hole intersections from the Slide zone grade up to 11.3 grams per tonne gold across 2 metres (Mineral Exploration Group Meeting (Vancouver) - B.J. Cooke, 1986).

Bibliography
EMPR AR 1934-F30; 1936-F10; 1948-A106; 1961-25; 1964-80
EMPR ASS RPT *14251, 18439
EMPR BULL 20 (Part IV), p. 31
EMPR EXPL 1977-E170; 1978-E179; 1980-261; 1983-316; *1985-B10
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 1972-283
EMPR GEOLOGY 1975, p. G58
EMPR OF 1987-11; 1988-3; 1989-4; 1990-10
EMPR PF (Company Rpts.: T. Hawkins and J. Sawyer, Dec. 1979, Report  on the Howard Property (Sawyer Consultants); R. Seraphim, Feb.  1983, Progress Report Bridge River Claims for Congress Operating  Corp. (Levon-Veronex); Rpt. by H. Brodie Hicks, 1971)
GSC MEM 130, pp. 41,73; 213, p. 102
GSC OF 482
GSC P 43-15
GSC SUM RPT 1915, p. 84
CJES Vol.24 (1987), pp. 2279-2291
GAC Geoexpo/86, p. 77
GCNL #68, 1981; #26, 1986
NW PROSP Jan/Feb 1989

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