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File Created: 10-Sep-1991 by Robert (Bob) A. Lane (RAL)
Last Edit:  04-Jun-2015 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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NMI
Name HONEYMOON Mining Division Kamloops
BCGS Map 092P060
Status Prospect NTS Map 092P09E
Latitude 051º 32' 00'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 120º 03' 04'' Northing 5713259
Easting 704521
Commodities Gold, Silver, Copper, Lead, Zinc Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Slide Mountain
Capsule Geology

The Honeymoon occurrence is located on a steep slope, to the north east of the north arm of Joseph Creek, approximately 1.8 kilometres southwest of Axel Lake.

The area is underlain by cherts, cherty argillites, slates, phyllites, mafic intrusions and mafic flows with breccias and tuffs of the Devonian to Permian Fennell Formation (Slide Mountain Group). The southeast region of the property is underlain by a biotite granodiorite stock, an offshoot of the much larger Cretaceous Baldy batholith to the southeast.

Locally, quartz veins, ranging in thickness from approximately 2 centimetres to greater than 6 metres, contain chalcopyrite, pyrite, galena, sphalerite, some bornite and locally coarse native gold. The veins strike north and have vertical dips. The veins are considered to be mesothermal and are parallel to and controlled by the north- trending structural fabric of the enclosing volcanic and sedimentary rocks of the Fennell Formation.

There are numerous showings on the property; the Kerr Addison Mines report describes the three most important:

"Area 1" contains numerous quartz veins, varying from 2.5 centimetres to over 6 metres in width, which contain pyrite, chalcopyrite and galena and abundant carbonate wallrock alteration. The best assay from the area yielded 0.94 gram per tonne gold, greater than 200 grams per tonne silver, greater than 1 per cent copper, greater than 1 per cent lead and 0.8130 per cent zinc (Assessment Report 18582).

"Area 2" is located in slopes of the Joseph Creek gully and consists of pyrite-chalcopyrite-galena-pyrrhotite bearing veins in metasedimentary and basaltic rocks. The best assay from "Area 2" was 2.9 grams per tonne gold and 20.8 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 18582).

"Area 3" is a shear zone in siliceous sedimentary rocks that is mineralized with pyrite, pyrrhotite, chalcopyrite and bornite.

In 1988, Kerr Addison Mines Limited sampled mineralized outcrops for assay, and panned 14 heavy mineral concentrate samples on the area as the Honeymoon claims. In 2008 and 2009, Vendetta Mining completed programs of rock and soil sampling on the area as the Honeymoon project. During 2010 through 2012, Black Mountain Mining prospected and soil sampled the area.

Bibliography
EMPR ASS RPT *18582, 30940, 31240, 31596, 31716, 33060, 33179
EMPR MAP 53
EMPR OF 2002-15
EMPR P 1987-2
GSC MAP 1278A

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