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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  27-May-2009 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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NMI 093K6 Ag1
Name SILVER FOX, TALTAPIN, WIND Mining Division Omineca
BCGS Map 093K043
Status Past Producer NTS Map 093K06W
Latitude 054º 24' 28'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 125º 25' 43'' Northing 6031610
Easting 342381
Commodities Silver, Gold, Copper, Zinc, Lead Deposit Types L04 : Porphyry Cu +/- Mo +/- Au
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Cache Creek
Capsule Geology

The Wind 1, Silver Fox and Le Croy mineral claims are located 40 kilometres north of Burns Lake, on Pinkut creek.

The geology of the region consists of: 1) a Mississippian to Triassic Cache Creek Group oceanic volcanic and sedimentary assemblage 2) the Upper Triassic dominantly mafic volcanic Takla Group 3) the Lower to Middle Jurassic Hazelton Group mafic to felsic volcanic and sedimentary rocks 4) the Upper Cretaceous to Lower Tertiary Ootsa Lake Group sedimentary and volcanic rocks and 5) the 0ligocene and Miocene Endako Group. The region has been intruded by the Lower Jurassic quartz monzonite to granodiorite Topley Intrusive Suite, Upper Jurassic plutons of the Francois Lake Suite and plugs and stocks related to Upper Cretaceous and Tertiary volcanism.

The Silver Fox and adjacent showings occur along Pinkut Creek within metamorphosed Cache Creek Group rocks. These consist of carbonatized and silicified andesitic greenstone and some graphitic schist. These rocks have been intruded by granodiorite and quartz monzonite stocks of the Francois Lake Intrusive Suite.

A stockwork of quartz veins striking predominantly to the northeast and east cuts Cache Creek Group rocks. Mineralization, consisting of galena, sphalerite, chalcopyrite, tetrahedrite and pyrite, occurs mainly in the northeast striking vein set. These veins are irregular in shape, ranging in width from 5 centimetres to 1.2 metres. The best showings occur within 30 metres of a 60 metre wide tongue of granodiorite. Other showings in the area occur within andesitic roof pendants in the intrusive rocks.

The Taltapin Mining Company was formed in 1919 to explore the Silver Fox and six adjoining mineral claims. In 1921, an adit had been completed and 2.7 tonnes of sorted ore were shipped from this occurrence. A sample of the adit dump material returned 123.5 grams per tonne silver, 1 per cent copper, 3 per cent lead and 27 per cent zinc (Property File Rimfire Windflower Mining Ltd., 1985). In 1926, the shaft was extended 27 metres and intersected a 0.90 metre vein. A 3.62 tonne shipment of hand-sorted material from the vein returned 1.37 grams per tonne gold, 548.80 grams per tonne silver, 1.5 per cent copper, 9 per cent lead and 16 per cent zinc (Property File Rimfire Windflower Mining Ltd., 1985). A 2.1 metre drill intersection in 1928 assayed 1.03 grams per tonne gold, 2646.9 grams per tonne silver, 1.9 per cent copper and 5.1 per cent zinc (Annual Report 1928 p.177).

Windflower Mining Limited held the property in 1982 and conducted reconnaissance geochemical stream silt and soil surveys.

EMPR ASS RPT 10647, *11584, 13201, *14134
EMPR EXPL 1984-319; 1983-433; 1982-301; 1985-C307; 1992-69-106
EMPR AR 1919-105; 1920-92; 1925-143,360; 1926-145; 1927-150; 1928-177
EMPR PF (Campbell, R. 1926, A Mining Report for Taltapin Mining Co.;
Report from V. Dolmage to Minister of Mines, 1926; Lay, D. Report
on Taltapin Mining Co. Ltd., 1928; Interim geological sketch map
on 1941 base map; Sharp, W.M. 1966 Geological Report on the
Taltapin Properties by Kleanza Mines Ltd.; Geological sketch maps,
Canadian Superior, date unknown)
EMPR PF Rimfire (Clendenan, A.D. (1984-09-11): Re: Property Submission, Pinkut Creek; Windflower Mining Ltd. (1985-01-02): Prospectus Report on the Silver Fox Property)
EMPR FIELDWORK 1992, pp. 475-482
GSC OF 2593, 3184
GSC P 36-20, pp. 159-161; 37-13, p. 20; 38-10, p. 17; 90-1F, pp.
115-120; 91-1A, pp. 7-13
GSC MEM 252, p. 175
GSC MAP 631A; 907A; 971A; 1424A
EMR MP CORPFILE (Taltapin Mining Company Limited; Hercules Consol-
idated Mining, Smelting and Power Corporation; Kleanza Mines Ltd.;
Dome Babine Mines Ltd.)
N MINER Aug.15, 1985; Apr. 21, Jun.16, 1986
GCNL #79, 1986
Placer Dome File