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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  16-Jan-1987 by Larry Jones (LDJ)

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NMI 082M12 Mn1
Name SMUGGLER MANGANESE, REXSPAR Mining Division Kamloops
BCGS Map 082M051
Status Showing NTS Map 082M12W
Latitude 051º 34' 15'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 119º 54' 04'' Northing 5717296
Easting 298958
Commodities Manganese Deposit Types B07 : Bog Fe, Mn, U, Cu, Au
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Kootenay
Capsule Geology

A trachytic unit of alkali-feldspar porphyry, lithic tuff, tuff breccia and pyritic schist is structurally underlain by quartz-sericite schist, chlorite schist and interlayered meta- sediments of the Devonian to Mississippian Eagle Bay Formation.

A surficial deposit of bog manganese (wad) occurs as a subsoil deposit, of variable grade and thickness (up to 3 metres) over a 1200 metre northwest trend. The material is very hetero- geneous, comprising mainly rock fragments in a light to dark brown earthy ground mass consisting largely of limonite with small localized patches of wad. Assays up to 53 per cent manganese are reported (Annual Report 1929-224).

Higher on the hillside occurs a zone of altered rock mineralized with pyrite and siderite with minor mangano-siderite associated with calcite and quartz. Rocks of this type may have been the source of the manganese oxides.

EMPR AR *1929-224; 1930-193; 1931-107; 1949-251
EMPR ASS RPT 1737, 1912, 1913, 2337-2340, 4032, 10207, 10934
EMPR EXPL 1982-122-123
EMPR PF (Maps by P. Pisani, 1970 and S.S. Gandhi, 197? in Rexspar File)
EMR MP CORPFILE (Rexspar Uranium & Metals Mining Co. Limited - Annual Report, 1957)
GSC EC GEOL *Series No. 12, 1932, p. 114
GSC MAP 48-1963
GSC OF 637
GSC SUM RPT *1930-147-148
EMPR PFD 841120