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File Created: 14-Mar-2012 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)
Last Edit:  20-Mar-2012 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name GM Mining Division Fort Steele
BCGS Map 082F050
Status Showing NTS Map 082F08E
Latitude 049º 27' 58'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 116º 11' 17'' Northing 5479590
Easting 558831
Commodities Gold, Molybdenum, Lead, Zinc Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

The GM claims are located on a south west slope of Grassy Mountain, near Hellroaring Creek. In 2001, the property was prospected by T. Kennedy to investigate a magnetic anomaly highlighted in the 1970-1971 government aerial survey.

Regionally, the area is underlain by rocks of the Middle Proterozoic Creston and Kitchener formations. The Creston Formation consists of thin to medium-thick bedded mauve, grey, green and blue siltstones, and quartzite. Narrow intervals of mud- chip breccias consisting of argillite rip-up clasts in a coarse clean white quartzite matrix are present throughout the middle to upper parts of the formation. Green argillite is dominant near the top of the Creston Formation, also containing some dolomitic units. The Kitchener Formation is comprised of thin bedded green to khaki buff weathering dolomitic siltstone and argillite. Occasional molar tooth or algal mat horizons are also noted. Both formations generally strike to the north east and dip steeply to the west.

Locally, there is a 400 by 250 metre exposure of granite, roughly in the middle of the aerial magnetic anomaly. Quartz veins of two main trends, 80 and 10 degrees, cut the granite. Both of these vein sets contain pyrite and limonite. The stock along the margins of the veining is albitically and sericitically altered with disseminated pyrite and limonite. Carbonate alteration/ flooding of the granite occur adjacent to the veining.

In a separate location, along the northern contact of the stock, a series of flat- lying crystalline quartz veins occur. These veins contained massive sericite mica and large fresh pyrite cubes and molybdenite in quartz crystal vugs.

In 2001, sampling returned values up to 264.7 parts per billion gold, 69 parts per million molybdenum, 14923 parts per million lead and 267 parts per million zinc (Assessment Report 26982).

EMPR ASS RPT 13609, 26982
EMPR PFD 841759, 861263, 843326