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File Created: 08-Dec-1986 by Brian Grant (BG)
Last Edit:  11-Feb-2020 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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NMI 082F3 WO8
Name TUNGSTEN KING 2 Mining Division Nelson
BCGS Map 082F004
Status Showing NTS Map 082F03E
Latitude 049º 04' 45'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 117º 13' 43'' Northing 5436282
Easting 483305
Commodities Silver, Lead, Zinc Deposit Types E14 : Sedimentary exhalative Zn-Pb-Ag
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Ancestral North America, Quesnel
Capsule Geology

The Tungsten King 2 (South) occurrence is located south of Lost Creek near its junction with Tumilson Creek.

Regionally, the area is underlain by quartz arenite sedimentary rocks of the Neoproterozoic to Lower Cambrian Hamill Group, undivided sedimentary rocks of the Cambrian Laib Formation and fine clastic sedimentary rocks of the Ordovician Active Formation. The rocks are folded into a series of generally north-trending anticlines and synclines. To the east and west these have been intruded by granodioritic rocks of the Cretaceous Anstey pluton, and to the north and south small bodies of syenitic to monzonitic intrusive rocks are exposed.

Locally, a 50-metre wide and 020-degree-trending recessive area without outcrop is inferred to be a fault zone separating Reeves member (Laib Formation) limestone with local dolomitic sections and overlaying argillites, both dipping approximately 45 degrees south, to the east from Reno Formation quartzites to the west. The sediments contain small folds with an axis of 200 degrees and a plunge of 20 degrees south.

An adit follows a zone of narrow, siliceous dolomite at the base of the Reeves member limestone hosting disseminated pyrite, pyrrhotite and minor sphalerite and galena. The dolomitic zone is approximately 1.8 metres thick near the portal of the adit but it lenses out rapidly, within 6 metres, into limestone.

A chip sample of the dolomite zone assayed trace gold, 3.4 grams per tonne silver, 0.94 per cent lead, and 0.11 per cent zinc (Bulletin 41, page 153).

The area has been historically explored in conjunction with the nearby Emerald Tungsten (MINFILE 082FSW010) and Jersey (MINFILE FSW009) mines.

During 1994 through 1996, Sultan Minerals Inc. conducted programs of geochemical sampling, geological mapping and a 510 line-kilometre airborne geophysical survey on the area.

EMPR AR 1942-81; 1943-80; 1950-128; 1953-119; 1955-53; 1958-39; 1959-
63; 1960-70; 1967-246
EMPR ASS RPT 23384, *24910
EMPR BULL 10 (Rev), p. 149; *41, p. 152; 109
EMPR OF 2000-22
EMPR PF (C. Hewlett (1956-11-28): Notes and Assay on Tungsten King)
GSC MAP 299A; 1090A; 1145A
GSC OF 1195