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File Created: 16-Mar-2012 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)
Last Edit:  20-Mar-2012 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name FORTUNE GRAPHITE, FORTUNE 7 Mining Division Nelson
BCGS Map 082F014
Status Showing NTS Map 082F03E
Latitude 049º 08' 20'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 117º 14' 28'' Northing 5442924
Easting 482414
Commodities Graphite Deposit Types P04 : Crystalline flake graphite
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Kootenay
Capsule Geology

The Fortune Graphite occurrence is located to the south and west of the junction of Sheep Creek and the Salmo River, approximately 7.5 kilometres south of Salmo. The claims were originally staked in 2000 and explored through 2002 by Worldwide Graphite Producers.

The area is underlain by argillite, argillaceous quartzite, limestone dolomite, phyllites and schist of the Lower Cambrian Laib Formation.

Locally, several pits have been excavated, to a depth of 3 to 4 metres, in the area. These uncovered a layer of amorphous and massive graphite that seems to have been spread in a horizontal layer under a granular layer. The amorphous graphite layer varies from 7.5 centimetres to 25 centimetres in width.

In 2000, a lone sample of the graphite returned 91.0 per cent ash, 9.0 per cent carbon and 5.6 per cent volatiles (Assessment Report 26554).

ARIS ASS RPT 26554, 27165