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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  04-Aug-2020 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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NMI 082F3 Au3
Name MIDNIGHT (L.13476), HIDE AWAY (L.5625), QUEEN Mining Division Nelson
BCGS Map 082F015
Status Past Producer NTS Map 082F03E
Latitude 049º 08' 22'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 117º 07' 53'' Northing 5442966
Easting 490417
Commodities Gold, Silver Deposit Types I01 : Au-quartz veins
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

This property is located on Waldie creek near its junction with Sheep Creek. The Kootenay Belle (082FSW046) property adjoins on the northeast. Other associated properties are Yellowstone, Queen, Vancouver and Alexander (082FSW052, 048, 049, and 051).

The Midnight (or Hide Away) adit crosscuts dark, chloritic schists of the Lower Cambrian Reno Formation in contact to the east with grey to white quartzites of the Upper Navada Member of the Lower Cambrian Quartzite Range Formation (both formations are correlative with rocks of the Hamill Group). A 5 to 6 metre thick, quartz- porphyry sill intrudes the sediments.

The vein is poorly defined and in large part consists of grey to white lenses of quartz which host up to 2 per cent pyrite and pyrrhotite, with chlorite, as disseminations. No distinct northeast trending vein is obvious in the workings. Chip sampling from selected locations returned values as high as 2 to 6 grams per tonne gold and 3 to 8 grams per tonne silver. One sample assayed 12.41 grams per tonne gold and 6.86 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 11589). The occurrence is closely associated with the Vancouver vein (082FSW049). Minor magnetite as well as limonite and manganese oxide is associated with the mineralized quartz.

Refer to the Kootenay Belle (082FSW046) for a summary of the Sheep Creek mining camp.

EMPR AR 1927-484; 1933-230-231; 1939-84
EMPR ASS RPT 8694, 9703, *11589
EMPR BULL 31, pp. 28,68; 41; 109
EMPR EXPL 1980-53
GSC MAP 50-19A; *299A; 1090A; *1145A
GSC MEM *172, pp. 41-45; 308
GSC OF 1195
GSC P 50-19
GSC SUM RPT 1929, Part A, p. 253
PR REL Consolidated Gold Win Ventures Inc., Oct.16, 2002
Lane, R.A. (2017-08-17): NI 43-101 Technical Report on the Sheep Creek Project