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File Created: 04-Apr-2023 by Garry J. Payie (GJP)
Last Edit:  31-Jul-2023 by Garry J. Payie (GJP)

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Name COPPER TREND, SILVER FOX Mining Division Fort Steele
BCGS Map 082G002
Status Showing NTS Map 082G04E
Latitude 049º 04' 22'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 115º 36' 00'' Northing 5436476
Easting 602242
Commodities Copper Deposit Types E04 : Sediment-hosted Cu
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

The Copper Trend occurrence is located about 47 kilometres south-southeast of Cranbrook in an area underlain by sedimentary strata of the Helikian Creston Formation, Purcell Supergroup.

A south to southeast trend of weak copper mineralization occurs along the west side of a mountain just north of Ward Creek and about 2.6 kilometres east of Gilnockie Creek. A collection of 10 samples over about 1 kilometre, from sample TK15-251 south-southeast to TK15-294, graded up to 0.07 and 0.08 per cent copper in samples TK15-256 and TK15-255, respectively (Assessment Report 35769). Samples were reported to contain disseminated chalcopyrite in thin bedded quartzite, argillite and siltstone.

In 2015, Kootenay Silver Inc. continued mapping in the Jake Ridge (082GSW109), KRL (Jake (082GSW070) and Snake), Oke Creek areas; the Middle block which included Yahk Mountain to Haller Creek; and the South block which included the Gilnockie (creek) to North Ward (082GSW089) area (Assessment Report 36022). Prospecting and mapping identified some alteration zones where sufficient outcrop enabled recognition to the north at Silver Pipe (082GSW058), KRL (Sarah, 082GSW087), and Jake Ridge (082GSW109). Copper mineralization was previously recognized at Jake Ridge (082GSW109), Yahk Mountain (082GSW072), Haller Creek north (082GSW103), and Ward Creek (082GSW105). Also in 2015, Kootenay Silver collected 229 rock samples and conducted prospecting. Prospecting was focused on three areas during the program, from north to south they were the Jake Ridge (082GSW109), Yahk Ridge (082GSW072), and Ward Creek (082GSW105) areas (Assessment Report 35769 and 36064). Several small copper showings were documented and subsequently added to MINFILE (see 082GSW099 to 110).

Refer to the Yahk Mountain Zone (082GSW072) and North Ward (082GSW089) for further details of the Silver Fox property.

EMPR OF 1988-14
EMPR PFD 861256, 861257, 861258
GSC MAP 11-1960
GSC P 58-10
EMPR OF 1988-14
GSC MAP 11-1960
GSC P 58-10