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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  19-Feb-1991 by Laura L. Coughlan (LLC)

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NMI 082F3 Zn6
Name UDIVILLE (L.15851), VICTORY TUNGSTEN Mining Division Nelson
BCGS Map 082F015
Status Showing NTS Map 082F03E
Latitude 049º 08' 26'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 117º 10' 19'' Northing 5443095
Easting 487459
Commodities Lead, Zinc, Silver, Tungsten, Molybdenum Deposit Types K02 : Pb-Zn skarn
K05 : W skarn
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Kootenay, Plutonic Rocks
Capsule Geology

The Udiville property is located at approximately 1067 metres elevation on the east side of Bennett Creek, a north-flowing tributary of Sheep Creek, 10 kilometres southeast of Salmo.

The property, including the Udiville, Udiville No. 2 and Udiville No. 1 claims (Lots 15851-15853 respectively), was owned by J. Sapples of Salmo. Exploration and development work to 1928 included open cuts, a shallow prospect shaft inclined at 55 degrees, and an adit driven 3 metres easterly at shallow depth; no mineralization was found in the adit.

Mentor Exploration and Development Co., Limited acquired the property in 1977. Magnetic and geochemical soil surveys were carried out; the magnetic survey outlined a moderately sharp anomaly on the northwest corner of the Udiville claim.

A synclinal structure of Lower to Middle Ordovician Active Formation argillites and Lower Cambrian Laib Formation carbonates is intruded by granite of the Middle to Late Jurassic Nelson Intrusions. Within the Reeves Member limestone of the Lower Cambrian Laib Formation is an area of disseminated sphalerite, galena and pyrite mineralization within dolomitized limestone away from the granitic intrusive. The irregularly mineralized zone has widths of up to 1.8 metres. A sample across 1.4 metres assayed 0.34 grams gold, 13.7 grams silver, 0.4 per cent lead and 10.8 per cent zinc. Another sample collected from a trench in 1983 assayed 15.2 per cent lead, 3.89 per cent zinc and 4.0 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 11662).

Upslope from the lead-zinc mineralization is an outcrop of garnet-diopside skarn in limestone next to the granite contact where there is minor disseminated scheelite and molybdenite.

EMPR AR 1928-343; 1946-147
EMPR ASS RPT 14, 63, 82, 83, 6421, 6975, *11662
EMPR BULL *10 (Rev.); 41; 109
EMPR EXPL *1977-E41; 1978-E49; 1980-52,53
EMPR OF 1991-17
EMR MP CORPFILE (Mentor Exploration and Development Company Ltd.)
GSC MAP 299A; 1090A; 1145A
GSC MEM *172, p. 68; 308
GSC OF 1195
EMPR PFD 600225