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File Created: 18-Nov-1999 by Mitch G. Mihalynuk (MGM)
Last Edit:  25-Apr-2014 by George Owsiacki (GO)

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Name HIGHWAY 97 Mining Division Atlin
BCGS Map 104O093
Status Showing NTS Map 104O13E
Latitude 059º 54' 30'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 131º 31' 22'' Northing 6643891
Easting 358919
Commodities Copper Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Dorsey
Capsule Geology

In 1988, extensive upgrading and straightening of Highway 97 approximately 126 kilometres east of the community Atlin resulted in a number of new roadcut exposures and some extensive outcrop in burrow pits.

In one new exposure, about 3.5 kilometres west of Swan Lake, a 3-metre wide gossanous zone occurs within a greenstone unit of the Paleozoic Big Salmon Complex. Several north-northwest trending quartz-chlorite-magnetite-pyrite-chalcopyrite veins cut the zone. The veins attain a maximum thickness of 30 centimetres. There is no sign of this zone having been previously sampled. Mineralized chips collected across a 1.5 metre true thickness that is 80 per cent vein material assayed 0.2 per cent copper, 165 parts per million cobalt, 210 parts per million arsenic and 45 parts per million tungsten (Fieldwork 1997, page 6-18).

EMPR FIELDWORK *1997, pp. 6-1-6-20; 1999, pp. 27-46, 47-70
EMPR OF 1996-11; 2000-6
GSC MAP 18-1968
GSC OF 561; 2779
GSC P 68-55