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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  09-Apr-1992 by William H. Halleran (WHH)

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NMI 094F15 Cu1
Name FRAM Mining Division Liard
BCGS Map 094F097
Status Showing NTS Map 094F15E, 094K03E
Latitude 057º 59' 53'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 124º 36' 36'' Northing 6429628
Easting 404834
Commodities Copper, Silver, Lead Deposit Types I06 : Cu+/-Ag quartz veins
Tectonic Belt Foreland Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

The Fram copper showings are hosted in Helikan Aida Formation argillaceous dolomites and argillites, intruded by gabbro and diabase dykes. These sediments form the core of the Muskwa Anticlinoria and are unconformably overlain by Cambrian quartzite and dolomite. Thrust faults, trending northwest, sub-parallel the bedding attitudes of the sediments.

Copper mineralization (bornite, chalcocite, and chalcopyrite) occurs along dyke margins (in chlorite-actinolite-epidote-skarns), in fault zones (associated with galena), and most importantly in quartz-carbonate veins.

The main zone of copper mineralization consists of bornite and chalcopyrite in a quartz-carbonate vein that can be traced along strike for 900 metres and 152 metres vertically. The vein is terminated at the north end by a major northeast trending fault and dyke swarms. The northern 300 metres of the vein has the best mineralization. An assay of 7.0 per cent copper was derived from a composite of seven 2-metre chip samples, silver values in the samples varied from 3.43 to 65.14 grams per tonne (Assessment Report 2875). Pyrite occurs as disseminations in the vein and as streaks and lenses in the surrounding argillite and dolomite.

EMPR GEM *1971-71
EMPR Pre Map 38
GSC P 79-1A, pp. 227-231
GSC OF 606