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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  07-May-2014 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name ASH, GOLD, PYKETT CREEK Mining Division Vancouver
BCGS Map 092G093
Status Showing NTS Map 092G14W
Latitude 049º 56' 53'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 123º 24' 43'' Northing 5532937
Easting 470445
Commodities Copper Deposit Types I01 : Au-quartz veins
Tectonic Belt Coast Crystalline Terrane Plutonic Rocks
Capsule Geology

The Ash occurrence is located on the north side of Ashlu Creek, near its junction with Roaring Creek.

The area is underlain by granodiorite of the Jurassic Cloudburst pluton of the Coast Plutonic Complex (Geological Survey of Canada Paper 90-1F). Andesites of the Lower Cretaceous Gambier Group may be related to the showing (Assessment Report 17889, Map 5). The showing is considered to be an extension of the same structure that hosts the Ashlu mine (092GNW013) which is located about 230 metres to the south.

A quartz vein, varying in width from 30 to 90 centimetres, is exposed for about 55 metres along the foot of a canyon wall in what used to be known as Pykett Creek. The vein is sparsely mineralized with iron sulphides. At about the centre of the exposure an adit has been driven for about 7.5 metres along strike. Gold values derived from samples are reported to be low. The vein is once again exposed for 2 metres about 138 metres upstream from the previous outcrop. Here, an adit 10 metres long is driven at 015 degrees along the strike of the vein. The quartz occurs as a vein up to 1 metre in width; stringers as well lenses also occur. The showings are well mineralized with irregular masses and streaks of pyrite and occasional chalcopyrite. Other exposures to the northeast are also reported.

The area has been explored in conjunction with the nearby Ashlu mine (MINFILE 092GNW013), a complete exploration history can be found there. During 2009 through 2012, Ashlu Mines completed a program of rock, soil and silt sampling on the area.

EMPR AR *1935-F1-F6
EMPR ASS RPT 6155, *17889, 31343, 32702, 33444
EMPR EXPL 1978-E138
EMPR FIELDWORK 1980, pp. 165-178
GSC MAP 42-1963; 1386A
GSC OF 611
GSC P 89-1E, pp. 177-187; 90-1E, pp. 183-195; 90-1F, pp. 95-107
Ditson, G.M. (1978): Metallogeny of the Vancouver-Hope Area,
British Columbia, M.Sc. Thesis, University of British Columbia