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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  10-Jun-2020 by Nicole Barlow (NB)

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NMI 082G12 Pb1
Name KOOTENAY KING (L.7789), KOOTENAY KING MINE Mining Division Fort Steele
BCGS Map 082G073
Status Past Producer NTS Map 082G12E
Latitude 049º 43' 40'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 115º 35' 14'' Northing 5509322
Easting 601819
Commodities Silver, Lead, Zinc, Cadmium, Gold, Copper Deposit Types E14 : Sedimentary exhalative Zn-Pb-Ag
Tectonic Belt Foreland Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

The Kootenay King workings are located approximately 30 kilometres northeast of Kimberley on the east side of Lakit Mountain.

Regionally, the area is underlain by Proterozoic clastic Purcell metasediments intruded by syngenetic gabbro and diorite sills and dykes of the Moyie intrusions and later intrusions of felsic and lamprophyre suites.

The Kootenay King deposit is a stratiform lead-zinc deposit. Pyrite, galena and sphalerite occur as fine laminations at the top of a coarse sandstone unit (Kootenay King quartzite) within a buff weathering section of the Helikian Lower Aldridge Formation (Purcell Supergroup). The deposit lies within the eastern overturned flank of a major anticline. The Kootenay King quartzite has a hanging wall of black argillites and a footwall of brown siltstones. The anticlinal structure plunges gently to the north.

In 2012, Klondike Gold Corp. completed prospecting at the Kootenay King workings and the surrounding area. Highlights include rock sample SKKG-97, which assayed greater than 1 per cent lead and 66.8 grams per tonne silver, and rock sample MKKG-79, which assayed 0.57 per cent lead, 0.11 per cent zinc and 27.5 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 33471).

EMPR AR 1898-1026; 1919-115; 1925-228,449; 1928-281; 1929-295; 1930-240; 1951-186; 1952-42,198; 1953-45,150; 1954-148
EMPR ASS RPT 3324, 3325, 5245, 8455, 15174, 20175, *33471
EMPR FIELDWORK 1977, p. 15; 1983, p. 25; 1999, pp. 185-192
EMPR GEM 1970-472; 1971-418; 1974-81
EMPR OF *1988-14; 2000-22
GSC MAP 396A; 10-1958; 11-1960
GSC MEM 76; 207, p. 45
GSC P 58-10
N MINER May 31, 1951
Pighin, D. (2010-03-12): Technical Report on the Wildhorse Property.
Kenwood, S. (2011-10-20): Technical Report on the Wildhorse Property.