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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  31-Aug-2023 by Garry J. Payie (GJP)

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Name RUNNING WOLF, EDDY NORTH, JILL, GAR, PERRY, RUNNING WOLF (L.4054), ELKHORN (L.2991) Mining Division Fort Steele
BCGS Map 082F060
Status Past Producer NTS Map 082F09E
Latitude 049º 30' 28'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 116º 02' 05'' Northing 5484345
Easting 569885
Commodities Gold Deposit Types I01 : Au-quartz veins
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

The Running Wolf occurrence is located on French Creek, a tributary of Perry Creek.

Regionally, the area is central to the Purcell Anticlinorium, a broad, generally north-plunging structure in southeastern British Columbia. that is cored by Middle Proterozoic Purcell Supergroup rocks and flanked by Late Proterozoic Windermere Group or Paleozoic sedimentary rock. The Purcell Supergroup comprises an early synrift succession, the Aldridge Formation, and an overlying, generally shallow water post-rift or rift fill sequence that includes the Creston and Kitchener Formations and younger Purcell rocks.

Locally, a number of quartz veins are hosted by highly altered and sheared argillaceous quartzites of the Helikian Creston Formation, Purcell Supergroup. The veins are composed of massive quartzite with pyrite and free gold. The veins are up to 9 metres thick and laterally very persistent. The free gold is reported to occur within a talc schist in quartz and in a porphyry dike.

The workings consist of five adits, at least three of which are now caved. The main adit exposes three veins, each about 10 metres wide. Two of these veins occupy fissures striking in the same direction as the fault zone on the Rome and Valley group (MINFILE 082FNE058) and approximately in line with it. The third vein is in a cross fracture. Downhill, approximately 70 metres, another adit has been driven along a vein that parallels the main veins above.

In 1985, DDH 8 intersected the No.1 vein in a sheared quartzite and assayed 2.0 grams per tonne gold over 2.0 metres. Surface grab samples of the vein assayed up to 35.0 grams per tonne gold (Assessment Report 14850).

In 1967, Fort Steele Mines completed a ground electromagnetic survey on the area as the Jac and Jill claims. In 1980, a soil sampling program was completed on the area as the Gar claims. In 1984, Ttrans-Arctic Explorations Ltd. trenched and sampled the area (Assessment Report 12981). In 1985, Amstar Venture Corporation completed an eight-hole diamond drilling program on the area as the Perry claims (Assessment Report 14850). In 1988, Chapleau Resources conducted prospecting, geochemical sampling, and trenching in the area (Assessment Report 17514). During 2004 through 2009, Ruby Red Resources completed programs of geological mapping, geochemical sampling and ground electromagnetic surveys on the area as the Zeus claims, Purcell Block property (Assessment Reports 28249, 29717, 30946).

In 2012, PJX Resources Inc. collected 21 rock samples for analysis. Six samples were anomalous in gold from 98.9 parts per billion to 1.07 grams per tonne (Assessment Report 33562). Samples were described as being quartz vein with varying amounts of limonite from five different locations. The same samples were anomalous in copper, some in lead and one in silver.

In 2011/2012, PJX Resources Inc. had an electromagnetic survey conducted over their Eddy North target area, part of their larger contiguous Purcell Block located in southeastern BC (Assessment Report 33667). Some 561.8 line-kilometres of survey data were recorded and compiled over the claim group. MINFILE occurrences encompassed by the survey included Running Wolf (082FNE059), Skay (082FSE175), Aug (082FSE176), Zeus (082GSW071), and Zeus (Gold Zone) (082GSW078).

In 2018, David Fredlund explored the Running Wolf by clearing, trenching, magnetometer survey, and sampling as the Holiday Group. Sample RWTR 1-2-3 returned 0.021 gram per tonne gold (Assessment Report 37879).

EMPR AR 1898-1016, 1900-980, 1921-127, 1930-243
GSC MEM 76, p. 139; 228, p. 68
GSC MAP 15-1957