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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  04-Apr-2022 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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NMI 082K13 Ag4
BCGS Map 082K072
Status Prospect NTS Map 082K13E
Latitude 050º 46' 30'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 117º 36' 04'' Northing 5624977
Easting 457617
Commodities Silver, Lead, Zinc, Gold Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Kootenay
Capsule Geology

The Excise, 3.5 kilometres by steep road southeast of Camborne and west of Mohawk Creek, is similar to a system of mineralized veins along the south side of Pool Creek. See the adjoining Spider (082KNW045) and Eclipse (082KNW044).

The area is underlain by volcanic and sedimentary rocks of the Lower Paleozoic Lardeau Group. Sedimentary rocks of the Broadview Formation include medium grey to greenish quartzites, greywackes, carbonaceous phyllites and quartz sericite schist. The volcanic rocks of the Jowett Formation comprise massive fragmental lenses and lava flows, some chlorite schist and a few thin beds of banded iron formation.

Quartz veins, cutting the metasediments, contain galena, sphalerite and pyrite. One vein strikes 165 degrees and dips 50 degrees east. Samples assayed up to 1371 grams per tonne silver, 1.7 grams per tonne gold, 48.5 per cent lead and 5.5 per cent zinc; a 3.35-metre sample assayed 68.6 grams per tonne silver, 2.7 grams per tonne gold and 0.8 per cent lead (Annual Report 1914, page 261).

Underground workings total over 130 metres. An outcrop of galena was discovered on the hillside about 60 metres above Mohawk Creek in about 1910. Two claims the Excise and Duty were staked and exploration work began in open cuts and adits. Multiplex Mining, Milling and Power Company, Limited purchased a controlling interest in the property in 1917 and some development work was carried out the following year. The property was developed by three adits, exposing the vein to a depth of about 45 metres below the outcrop.

In 1986, Ram Explorations Ltd. drilled 5 holes totalling 410 metres. In 1988, they drilled 3 holes totalling 272.8 metres.

In 2016 and 2017, Explorex Resources Inc. completed programs of prospecting and rock and soil sampling on the area as the Silver Dollar property. In 2019, Mariner Resources Corp. completed a 624 line-kilometre airborne magnetic and radiometric survey on the area as the Silver Dollar property.

EMPR AR 1910-95; 1911-129; 1914-244; *260-261; 1915-118; 1917-153,183
EMPR ASS RPT 11756, 18836, 19018, 33523, 35962, 36664, 37342
EMPR MR MAP 2 (1928)
EMPR PF (Emmens, N.W. (1914): Report on the Mineral Resources of the Lardeau Mining Division, pp. 29-31, in 082KNW General; Starr, C.C. (1933): Report of Preliminary Examination of the Harvey, Excise, Eclipse and Other Claims, in 082KNW180; Magrum, M. and von Einsiedel, C. (1986): Summary Report and Proposed Exploration Program Hawk Claim Group, Barkhor Resources Inc. Prospectus, June 29, 1987; Skerl, A.C. (1957): Report on the Pipestem, in 082KNW146)
GSC MEM 161, p. 89
Chapman, J. (2019-03-20): National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report on the Silver Dollar Property
Chapman, J. (2021-02-25): National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report, on the Silver Dollar Property, Revelstoke Mining, Division, British Columbia, Canada