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File Created: 26-Mar-1992 by Dave Nelles (DMN)
Last Edit:  29-May-2015 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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NMI 092H11 Au5
Name DOLLY VARDEN, RECIPROCITY, JUBILEE Mining Division New Westminster
BCGS Map 092H054
Status Showing NTS Map 092H11W
Latitude 049º 35' 01'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 121º 19' 23'' Northing 5493687
Easting 621214
Commodities Gold, Copper, Lead Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
I01 : Au-quartz veins
Tectonic Belt Coast Crystalline Terrane Methow, Plutonic Rocks
Capsule Geology

The Dolly Varden occurrence is located on a steep, west-facing, slope overlooking Siwash Creek, approximately 5.5 kilometres east of the Fraser River.

The area is characterized by poorly to moderately bedded, dark- coloured, pyritic, slaty argillite locally intercalated with thin beds of greywacke and siltstone, all assigned to the Ladner Group. These rocks have been intruded by locally altered, light-coloured, felsic sills and dikes.

Gold is spatially associated with feldspar porphyry dikes and sills in the area of the three forks of Siwash Creek. Fine gold, occurring both in pyritic quartz veins and their intrusive host, is generally coated with a film of iron oxide (Bulletin 79, page 62). Refer to the Roddick occurrence (MINFILE 092HNW004) for details of regional geology and typical mineralization style in the Siwash Creek area.

Development work within the Dolly Varden/Jubilee claims consisted of a number of open cuts spread along one such dike, striking northwest and dipping to the northeast. At one point, a quartz vein varying from 30 to 60 centimetres wide occurs along one wall of the dike with Ladner Group slate along the other. Rocks on either side of the quartz vein are cut by a network of quartz stringers. Pyrite, chalcopyrite and galena occur in the quartz and the porphyry. Gold was reported to have been panned from surface samples.

An adit, started at an elevation of 1152 metres, was apparently driven to intersect the dike, which is described as a highly altered (silicified) pyritic aplite. Samples across the dike contained only trace amounts of gold and silver.

In 1980, Aquarius Resources prospected and soil sampled the area.

EMPR AR 1915-262
EMPR BULL 20, Pt. IV, pp. 20-23; *79, p. 67
EMPR PF (*O'Grady, B.T. (1937): Siwash Creek Area Lode-Gold Deposits (refer to Emigrant - 092HNW017))
GSC MAP 737A; 12-1969; 41-1989
GSC P 69-47
GSC SUM RPT *1911, p. 129
EMPR PFD 882351