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File Created: 24-Jul-85 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  11-Jun-15 by Karl A. Flower(KAF)

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Name KITCHENER, HAIG (L.1313), HAIG NO. 1 (L.1314), HAIG NO. 2 (L.1315), HAIG NO. 3 (L.1316), HAIG NO. 4 (L.1317), HAIG NO. 5 (L.1318) Mining Division Vancouver
BCGS Map 092M017
Status Prospect NTS Map 092M02E
Latitude 51º 07' 15" N UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 126º 44' 22" W Northing 5665692
Easting 658201
Commodities Iron, Magnetite Deposit Types K03 : Fe skarn
Tectonic Belt Coast Crystalline Terrane Undivided Metamorphic Assembl., Plutonic Rocks
Capsule Geology

The Kitchener occurrence consists of a number of magnetite showings on the north west side of Seymour Inlet, a fiord on the western edge of the Coast Mountains. It is located on the Haig group of claims, which occupy a small peninsula between Haig Bay and Wigwam Bay, 10 kilometres southwest of the head of Seymour Inlet. Two other magnetite deposits are in this area: the Wigwam occurrence (MINFILE 092M 010) is 2 kilometres to the north and the Alexander group of showings (MINFILE 092M 002) is 3 kilometres away on the opposite, southeast side of Seymour Inlet.

The area is part of the Jurassic to Tertiary Coast Plutonic Complex, and is underlain by a complex of metasedimentary and metavolcanic schists and gneisses, and intrusive rocks typically of dioritic or granodioritic composition (Geological Survey of Canada Map 1386A).

The Haig claims are underlain by a 600-metre wide band of dark, fine-grained hornblende-mica schists of sedimentary and/or volcanic origin, which includes several narrow bands of recrystallized limestone (Geological Survey of Canada Economic Geology Report 1926). Contacts and foliations in the rocks strike northwest and have a sub-vertical to steep, north east dip. Granodiorite and diorite border this band of rocks to the northeast and southwest of the claim group, respectively, and may occur locally within it.

Magnetite is confined to the metasediments and metavolcanics, and occurs in several localities (at least 4) over a width of approximately 450 metres. Individual showings are up to approximately 6 metres in width. The magnetite occurs in irregular, centimetre-scale aggregates, in narrow veins or disseminated in the host rocks over a few square metres; sulphides are lacking. The massive aggregates are quite pure, dense, bluish- black magnetite, assaying up to 65.5 per cent iron (Minister of Mines Annual Report 1917). These lenses or zones are generally concordant with the structures in the host rocks; one "vein" is at a limestone contact. The magnetite is interpreted to be a replacement deposit (Geological Survey of Canada Economic Geology Report 1926).

In 1984, Geddes Resources completed a program of prospecting, geological mapping and bulk sampling the area as the Wigwam group. In 2009, Homegold Resources prospected the area. In 2011, Goldrea Resources completed a program of prospecting, soil sampling and a 2.9 line-kilometre ground magnetic survey.

EMPR AR *1917-64; 1919-211
EMPR ASS RPT 12204, 30692, 32545
GSC EC GEOL *3, Vol.1, 1926, pp. 55-58