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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  15-Dec-1995 by Craig H.B. Leitch (CHBL)

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NMI 082F2 Au4
Name SUMMIT BELL (L.10777), MAGGIE AIKENS (L.10776), MICHIGAN (L.10775) Mining Division Nelson
BCGS Map 082F016
Status Showing NTS Map 082F02W
Latitude 049º 09' 36'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 116º 54' 40'' Northing 5445246
Easting 506481
Commodities Gold, Silver, Lead Deposit Types I01 : Au-quartz veins
I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

The Summit Bell showings are located at approximately 1750 metres elevation on the northwest side of the headwaters of Bluebird Creek, a tributary of Blazed Creek, some 30 kilometres west-northwest of Creston and 3 kilometres east of the Bayonne mine (082FSE030). Three Crown grants, the Michigan, Maggie Aikens and Summit Bell (Lots 10775-10777 respectively), comprise the original property.

The property was owned and under development by F. Aikens and P. Casey from prior to 1910. Three claims were Crown-granted to Aikens and Casey in 1917. Work to that date was done in open cuts and a 37-metre drift adit. In 1937 the property was owned jointly by Mr. Aikens of Bayonne P.O. and Mrs. P. Casey, of Spokane. At that time the adit comprised about 67 metres of drift and crosscut.

Bayonne Consolidated Mines, Ltd. optioned the property in 1939 but no work was done and the option was given up in 1941.

The property lies within granodiorite or granite of the Mine stock, part of the Nelson intrusions of Middle Jurassic age. There appear to be two roughly parallel shears 6 to 8 metres apart, between which are numerous fractures filled with quartz. The shears strike northeasterly and dip steeply southeast. They contain irregular quartz lenses and veins up to 45 centimetres in width. Alteration next to the veins (not described, but assumed to be argillic) is up to 0.6 metre thick. In places, the quartz and to some extent the altered wallrock have been mineralized with pyrite which apparently carries the gold and silver values (up to 33 grams per tonne gold and 34 grams per tonne silver). Minor free gold and possibly some galena is reported. Quartz and wallrock are rusty and oxidized in many places, and the vein appears to be faulted and broken along strike.

EMPR AR 1900-846; 1902-300; 1910-112; 1917-167,452; 1937-E10,E11,E16
EMPR ASS RPT 16846, 24449
EMPR FIELDWORK 1994, pp. 135-155
EMR MP CORPFILE (Bayonne Consolidated Mines, Ltd.)
GSC MEM 228, p. 84
GSC OF 929; 2721