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

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Name BARKSHANTY, SILVER FOX Mining Division Fort Steele
BCGS Map 082G032
Status Showing NTS Map 082G05W
Latitude 049º 18' 47'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 115º 47' 45'' Northing 5462945
Easting 587530
Commodities Copper Deposit Types
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

The Barkshanty showing is located about 3.5 kilometres northeast of the village of Moyie, just north of Barkshanty Creek.

The Barkshanty showing is underlain by rocks of the Helikian Creston Formation (Purcell Supergroup) consisting of quartzites, siltstones and argillites. The area is transected by several important base metal-bearing structures (St. Eugene (082GSW025), North Break, Old Yeller (082GSW111), etc.) but much of the area is masked by overburden.

Quartzite of the Middle Creston Formation contains multiple scattered chalcopyrite showings on fractures. The area is underlain by quartzites, siltstones and argillites of the Helikian Creston Formation (Purcell Supergroup). The area is transected by a number of important base metal-bearing structures (St. Eugene, North Break, Old Yeller etc.) but much of the area is masked by overburden.

In 2018, a program consisting of geological mapping/prospecting and pXRF soil sampling was completed along the basal member of the Middle Creston Formation for approximately 17 kilometres from Barkshanty Creek south to the headwaters of Tepee Creek (Assessment Report 38925). The Silver Fox claim group of Kootenay Silver Inc. covered the area from Moyie Lake southeast to the U.S. border, some 30 kilometres. The Barkshanty geological work area covered Society Girl (082GSW030) and Golden Burp (082GSW085) with St. Eugene (082GSW025) and North Zone (082GSW086) being a little further west though part of the Silver Fox property. New copper mineralization was documented in various localities of the “Barkshanty” map area, and two holes were drilled on the property just over 3 kilometres east-southeast of the village of Moyie. The first hole was abandoned at 135 meters due to a rig breakdown. A second shallower hole was drilled from the same location and ended at 500 meters depth. The purpose of the program was to test the basal member of the Middle Creston Formation for stratabound copper-silver mineralization.

Refer to Golden Burp (082GSW085) for related geological and work history details.

EMPR ASS RPT 56, 19932, 21181, 22503, 27805, 28450, 32629, 34631, *34695, *38925
EMPR OF 1988-14
GSC MAP 1960-11
EMPR PFD 650032, 861258