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File Created: 26-Feb-1990 by Garry J. Payie (GJP)
Last Edit:  05-Dec-2013 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name SIHUN CREEK, QUINSAM I Mining Division Nanaimo
BCGS Map 092F083
Status Showing NTS Map 092F13E
Latitude 049º 51' 15'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 125º 32' 50'' Northing 5525529
Easting 316907
Commodities Copper, Iron Deposit Types
Tectonic Belt Insular Terrane Wrangell
Capsule Geology

Several skarn related showings occur in or adjacent Sihun Creek, just over a kilometre from the old Iron Hill mine (92F 075).

The area is underlain by Upper Triassic Vancouver Group, Karmutsen Formation volcanics.

The showings consist of:

(1) Massive magnetite in greenish volcanics.

(2) Chalcopyrite, pyrite, epidote, malachite and magnetite in altered and fractured volcanics.

(3) Quartz and calcite veins, in altered and fractured volcanics, containing chalcopyrite, pyrite and malachite.

(4) Garnetite with minor chalcopyrite and malachite.

In 1988, a sample of No.4 type assayed 11.19 per cent iron and 0.62 per cent copper (Assessment Report 18870).

In 1984 and 1985, Brinco Mining completed a program of geological mapping and rock sampling on the area as the Bold claims. In 1988, the area was prospected and sampled by J.P. Loiselle.

EMPR ASS RPT 13003, 13722, *18870
EMPR BULL 3, 1917
EMPR FIELDWORK 1988, pp. 61-74
GSC EC GEOL #3, Vol.1
GSC MAP 17-1968; 1386A
GSC OF 463
GSC P 68-50; 71-36; 72-44
Carson, D.J.T. (1968): Metallogenic Study of Vancouver Island With
Emphasis on the Relationships of Mineral Deposits to Plutonic
Rocks, Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis, Carleton University