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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  15-Apr-2012 by Nicole Barlow (NB)

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Name RED, FIR, DON, PAT, JOE, SILVER LICHEN Mining Division Kamloops
BCGS Map 082M004
Status Showing NTS Map 082M03W
Latitude 051º 05' 20'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 119º 23' 44'' Northing 5662439
Easting 332236
Commodities Lead, Zinc, Silver, Manganese, Gold Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Kootenay
Capsule Geology

The property is located on the north side of Little Lichen Mountain, approximately 21.5 kilometres north of the community of Scotch Creek.

The area is underlain by sediments and volcanics of the Eagle Bay Formation of Devonian-Mississippian age.

The dominant structural trend in the area is 060 degrees with moderate (25-30 degree) dips to the northwest.

Phyllitic sediments intercalated with dolomitized and silicified carbonates are overlain by a highly pyritic chlorite schist. Separating the two units is a thin (0.5 metre) conform- able calc-silicate alteration zone.

Cutting the phyllitic sediments is a 6 by 9 metre, north- trending, quartz stockwork containing disseminations and irregular pods of galena, sphalerite and pyrite. The stockwork has a sooty black exposed surface. A 1.7 metre chip sample assayed 700 grams per tonne silver, 10.4 per cent lead, 3.53 per cent zinc and 0.6 gram per tonne gold (Bachelor, 1984).

In 1988, a 1.5 metre chip sample returned 0.31 gram per tonne gold, 1498.4 grams per tonne silver, 17.98 per cent lead and 5.30 per cent zinc (EMPR Property File - Kane, C.C. (1989-05-15): Report on Proposition for Silver Lichen claims). In 1991, two drill holes, totalling 209.1 metres, were completed to test the down dip stratigraphy. No values were reported.

Bibliography
EMPR ASS RPT *6388, *7371, *8348, *11253, *12848, *13760, 14126
EMPR EXPL 1976-59; 1977-87; *1978-102; *1979-108; 1982-108; 1984-111,112; 1985-C97
EMPR PF (unknown (unknown): Drill hole logs at Silver Lichen; unknown (unknown): Geology map at Silver Lichen; Black, J.M. (1976-12-10): Report on the Red Mineral Claim, Prospectus Report Orell Copper Mines Ltd.; Millex Resources Ltd. (1989-01-05): Geology map at Silver Lichen; Kane, C.C. (1989-05-15): Report on Proposition for Silver Lichen claims)
GSC MAP 48-1963
GSC OF 637
Bachelor, D. (1984): Orell Resources Joint Venturing with Noranda at Adams Plateau; IPDM v. 7, No. 2, March/April 1984, p. 9
GCNL Apr. 15,Nov. 4, 1980; Oct. 21, 1982; June 14, 1983; Feb. 15, 1985
N MINER July 5, 1984

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