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File Created: 16-Sep-1999 by Janet M. Riddell (JMR)
Last Edit:  01-Jan-0001 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)

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NMI
Name JAMTART, THUNDERBIRD, WEST SIDE Mining Division Skeena
BCGS Map 093D058
Status Showing NTS Map 093D09W
Latitude 052º 34' 11'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 126º 25' 49'' Northing 5827510
Easting 674149
Commodities Lead, Zinc Deposit Types
Tectonic Belt Coast Crystalline Terrane Plutonic Rocks
Capsule Geology

The Jamtart showing consists of mineralized rocks found in a talus apron below a steep and unstable cliff, about 2.4 kilometres southwest of the Nifty (093D 006) volcanogenic massive sulphide prospect, north-northeast of Hagensborg and west of Noosegulch Creek. The showing was discovered sometime during the late 1970's or early 1980's during a flurry of exploration of the area surrounding the Nifty. Neither descriptions of the showing nor its location appear in the assessment reports over that period, however, it is referred to in passing in later reports as being a lead-zinc showing. Presumably the minerals are sphalerite and galena.

Gerry Ray of the Geological Survey Branch visited the Jamtart occurrence in 1997 during a study of the Nifty occurrence. Chemical plots of samples taken during that visit indicate that the volcanic rocks hosting the Jamtart occurrence are largely subalkaline, calcalkaline basalts and andesite that have medium to high K2O content.

In 1997, Wildrose Resources of the Eastfield Group, acquired the Thunderbird property, which includes the Nifty, Keen (093D 007), Cutfinger, and Jamtart occurrences. The T-Bird 1-4, Thunder, and Bird claims are held in good standing by Wildrose Resources Ltd. of Vancouver until October 1999.

Bibliography
EMPR FIELDWORK *1997, p. 20-5; 2001, pp. 119-134; 2002, pp. 65-75
GSC MEM 324

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