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File Created: 31-Dec-2017 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)
Last Edit:  10-Jan-2018 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name CARTER, BRIDGE, UPPER RELIANCE Mining Division Lillooet
BCGS Map 092J087
Status Showing NTS Map 092J15W
Latitude 050º 52' 01'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 122º 46' 52'' Northing 5635052
Easting 515403
Commodities Gold, Silver Deposit Types I01 : Au-quartz veins
Tectonic Belt Coast Crystalline Terrane Bridge River, Cadwallader
Capsule Geology

The Bridge (Carter zone) occurrence is located on Steep Creek, approximately 2 kilometres southeast of Carpenter Lake.

The area is underlain by Mississippian to Jurassic Bridge River Complex (Group) siliceous cherty sediments, argillites, limestones and volcanics. This package is intruded by granodiorite plugs of the Cretaceous to Tertiary Bendor pluton and also contains masses of serpentinite. Porphyritic dikes, probably Tertiary, also cut these rocks.

Locally, fine-grained massive volcanics (basalt) and cherty argillites host a shear zone with abundant quartz carbonate alteration and precious metal values. In 2004, grab samples assayed up to 4.81 grams per tonne gold and greater than 100 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 27700).

In 2008, diamond drilling on the Carter zone target area, located on the north side of Steep Creek, intercepted Pioneer volcanic and Cadwallader metasediments hosting sulphidic (pyrite and pyrrhotite) shear and tension quartz-carbonate veins associated with a quartz porphyry dike swarm. The best intercept from diamond drilling (hole UR08-0003) yielded 1.34 grams per tonne gold over 1.0 metre (Assessment Report 30524)

The area has been historically explored in conjunction with the Norma (MINFILE 092JNE134) occurrence to the southwest and the Senator (MINFILE 092JNE136) prospect to the northwest. In 2004, the area was prospected as the Bridge claim by Standard Corporation. In 2008, Menika Mining completed a program of diamond drilling, totalling 3052.6 metres in 11 holes, on the area as part of the Reliance property.

EMPR ASS RPT *27700, *30524
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 1971-312
EMPR OF 1987-11; 1988-3; 1989-4; 1990-10
EMPR PF (Report by V. Dolmage, 1945)
GSC MEM 130, pp. 73-74; 213
GSC OF 482
GSC P 43-15; 73-17
GSC SUM RPT 1915, p. 84