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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  21-Mar-2023 by Garry J. Payie (GJP)

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Name FRANKIE, GILL Mining Division Fort Steele
BCGS Map 082G014
Status Showing NTS Map 082G03W
Latitude 049º 10' 44'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 115º 22' 01'' Northing 5448626
Easting 619015
Commodities Mercury Deposit Types * : Unknown
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

The Frankie showing is on a ridge to the east of Gold Creek, approximately 2.2 kilometres south of the southeast end of Chain Lake.

In general, the Frankie area is underlain by undivided Helikian Upper Purcell Supergroup sedimentary and volcanic strata which correlates with the Dutch Creek formation (MapPlace digital geology). The undivided strata include rock of the following formations: Nicol Creek, Sheppard, Gateway, Phillips, and Roosville.

Basaltic flows and volcaniclastics of the Helikian Nicol Creek Formation (Purcell Supergroup) outcrop sporadically, while siltstones, dolomites and dolomitic quartzites of the Gateway Formation (Purcell Supergroup) are widespread. Quartzites of the overlying Phillips Formation (Purcell Supergroup) and fossiliferous limestones of the Upper Devonian Fairholme Group outcrop in the northeast. Roosville Formation (Purcell Supergroup) argillaceous dolomites also occur. Bedding generally strikes north-northwest with 30-to 40-degree dips to the northeast.

Diamond drilling has intersected extensive zones of brecciation with silicic, argillic and clay-altered carbonates of the Gateway Formation. Widespread cinnabar mineralization is present, along with localized silicification, pyrite and hematite.

In 1988, a 4-hole diamond drill program yielded up to 0.31 per cent mercury over 0.6 metre (Drillhole G88-01, Assessment Report 18748).

In 1989, a grab sample (6702A) assayed 4.90 per cent mercury (Assessment Report 19965).


During 1988 through 1990, South Kootenay Goldfields completed a program of geological mapping, soil sampling, 708.1-line-kilometres of combined airborne electromagnetic; and magnetic surveys and four diamond drill holes, totalling 643.2 metres, on the area. In 2006, the area was prospected as the Mad Hat claim.

Kennedy conducted a brief two-day prospecting and mapping work project in 2005 on the area around the Frankie showing (Assessment Report 28482). Work consisted of prospecting and the creation of a prospecting map of alteration, veining, and mercury and copper occurrences.

In 2020, Aeonian Resources Ltd. conducted prospecting and rock sampling on their Koocanusa Project, including the MINFILE showings: Gold Creek (082GSW022), Frankie (082GSW034), Lilo (082GSW076), and Twin 5 (082GSW090) (Assessment Report 39692).

In 2021, Aeonian Resources Ltd., conducted an exploration program on their Koocanusa project which covered the following showings: Gold Creek, Frankie, Lilo, and Twin 5 (Assessment Report 39966). Aeonian established a soil sampling grid immediately north of the Twin 5 showing (082GSW090), conducting a soil survey (98 soil samples), rock sampling (collecting 48 samples) and completing 10 kilometres of magnetic surveying. In 2021, outcrop in the Frankie area was noted as dolomite and sandstone (Assessment Report 39966, Figure 5.2.1).

See Twin 5 (082GSW090) for related geological details.

EMPR AR 1967-272
EMPR ASS RPT *18748, *19965, 21082, 21726, 21294, 28482, *39692, *39966
EMPR OF *1988-14
GSC MAP 11-1960
GSC P 58-10