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File Created: 09-Sep-1995 by Ron McMillan (RHM)
Last Edit:  12-Nov-2014 by Laura deGroot (LDG)

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Name EUREAKA, EUREKA, ORA Mining Division Slocan
BCGS Map 082K002
Status Prospect NTS Map 082K04E
Latitude 050º 02' 15'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 117º 40' 12'' Northing 5543015
Easting 452021
Commodities Silver, Lead, Zinc, Gold Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Quesnel
Capsule Geology

The Eureaka and Ora claims are located on the south side of Caribou Creek, approximately 12 kilometres east of Burton.

The main Eureaka showing comprises tectono-clasts or fragments of brecciated galena-bearing white vein quartz within a 3.5 metre thick graphitic shear zone. The graphitic schist is located at the contact between mafic volcanic rocks and clastic metasedimentary rocks (argillites and quartzites), both of which are part of the Triassic Slocan Group. Quartz monzonite of the Cretaceous Goat Canyon-Halifax Creek stock outcrops south of the area. Quartz-sulphide float carrying pyrite, pyrrhotite, sphalerite and galena reportedly assayed 1594.5 grams per tonne silver, 12.6 per cent lead, 3.9 per cent zinc and 4.8 grams per tonne gold (Assessment Report 8951).

The showings were explored in 1934 and 1935 by two short adits and an inclined shaft located at the 1310, 1360 and 1390 metre levels respectively. Between 1980 and 1983, R. Allen and Welcome North Mines Limited conducted prospecting and geological mapping, and collected more than 107 soil samples which were analysed for silver, lead and zinc.

EMPR AR 1896-74; 1935-E35
EMPR ASS RPT *8951, *10175, *12375, 13797
EMPR PF (Prospectors Report 1997-2 by Barbara Welsh)
GSC OF 432; 464, #254