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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  22-Jul-2020 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name MAY-BEE Mining Division Nelson
BCGS Map 082F019
Status Prospect NTS Map 082F01W
Latitude 049º 09' 06'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 116º 23' 34'' Northing 5444494
Easting 544279
Commodities Copper, Silver, Gold Deposit Types I06 : Cu+/-Ag quartz veins
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

The May-Bee property is located on the south end of the Iron Range Mountain fault at about 1000 metres elevation, about 4.5 kilometres west of Kitchener.

The main vein, varying from 0.3 to 1.5 metres in width, is hosted in a diorite sill belonging to the Middle Proterozoic Moyie intrusions. The sill and a lamprophyre dike that adjoins the vein are hosted in sedimentary rocks of the Middle Proterozoic Purcell Supergroup (Middle Aldridge Formation). In the area, these sediments are described as quartzitic wackes and argillaceous siltstones (Fieldwork 1994, pages 111-125).

The mineralization consists of chalcopyrite in the quartz vein which strikes 324 degrees and dips vertically. Assays range up to 1.81 per cent copper, 1 gram per tonne gold and 17 grams per tonne silver over 0.7 metre; the main vein was developed on two levels 55 metres apart vertically (Minister of Mines Annual Report 1957, page 61). It is reported that five other veins were also exposed by stripping on the property.

During 2004 through 2012, Eagle Plains Resources Ltd. completed programs of geological mapping, geochemical (soil and rock) sampling and airborne geophysical surveys on the area as apart of the Iron Range property. A completed property exploration history can be found at the O-Ray (MINFILE 082FSE017) occurrence.

EMPR AR 1956-107; 1957-60; 1958-50
EMPR FIELDWORK 1993, pp. 129-151; 1994, pp. 111-125
GSC OF 929; 2721
Therriault, R. (2012-03-15): NI-43-101 Compliant Technical Report on the Iron Range Precious and Base Metal Property