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File Created: 07-Dec-1998 by Larry Jones (LDJ)
Last Edit:  23-Jun-2015 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name DA VENT, VENT 3-4, VENT 16, DAVENT Mining Division Fort Steele
BCGS Map 082G041
Status Showing NTS Map 082G05W
Latitude 049º 25' 53'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 115º 55' 07'' Northing 5475975
Easting 578409
Commodities Lead, Zinc, Silver Deposit Types E14 : Sedimentary exhalative Zn-Pb-Ag
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

The DA Vent occurrence is located approximately 1.9 kilometres east of the northern end of Negro Lake.

The area is underlain by clastic rocks of the Helikian Purcell Supergroup. The units are dominantly siliclastic sedimentary rocks of the Lower and Middle Aldridge formations. The fragmental rocks are albitized, sericitized and contain scattered tourmaline alteration.

Pyrrhotite, sphalerite and galena occur locally as disseminations. A vent complex measures 450 by 100 metres.

In 2002, diamond drilling intersected 1.0 metre averaging 0.045 per cent lead and 0.034 per cent zinc (Assessment Report 26927).

The area of the DA Vent property was previously held by Cominco Ltd. Specific details of Cominco’s exploration work near the DA vent is unknown. During 1998 through 2001, Ascot Resources, in conjunction with Super Group Holding, completed programs of geological mapping, geochemical sampling and a 2.5 line-kilometre ground electromagnetic survey on the area as the Da Vent property. Subsequently, it was optioned to Klondike Gold Corp, who took over operation in 2002 and drilled 1171.3 metres in one diamond drill hole. In late 2013 and early 2014, PJX Resources completed a gravity survey on the area.

EMPR ASS RPT 25783, 26131, 26480, 26724, *26927, 34937
EMPR EXPL 1998-69; 2002-51-62; 2004-67
EMPR GEOS MAP 1998-3EMPR OF 2000-22
EMPR PF (Ascot Resources Ltd. Website (Nov.1999): Project Summary, 3 p.)
GSC MAP 11-1960
GCNL #175(Sept.11), 1998
N MINER Nov.9, 1998
PR REL Ascot Resources Ltd., Sept.8, 1998