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File Created: 05-Dec-1986 by Mary McLean (MM)
Last Edit:  26-Mar-2022 by Nicole Barlow (NB)

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Name CONGRESS (HOWARD), HOWARD Mining Division Lillooet
BCGS Map 092J087
Status Developed Prospect NTS Map 092J15W
Latitude 050º 53' 25'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 122º 47' 52'' Northing 5637643
Easting 514223
Commodities Gold, Antimony, Silver, Copper Deposit Types I09 : Stibnite veins and disseminations
I01 : Au-quartz veins
Tectonic Belt Coast Crystalline Terrane Bridge River, Cadwallader
Capsule Geology

The Congress (Howard) occurrence is located 1.2 kilometres west of the Congress mine (092JNE029), approximately five kilometres northeast of Goldbridge.

The prospect is underlain by metasedimentary and volcanic rocks of the Mississippian to Jurassic Bridge River Complex (Group) into which Tertiary dykes have been intruded.

Underground workings follow a 2- to 7-metre-wide quartz vein at the contact of an altered gabbro and a feldspar porphyry dyke. The vein strikes between 325 degrees and 035 degrees and dips from 75 to 55 degrees west; the vein attitude averages 350 degrees with a 60-degree west dip.

The vein is mainly quartz with disseminated to banded pyrite, arsenopyrite, tetrahedrite and stibnite. Quartz-ankerite alteration surrounds the shear.

Measured, indicated, inferred reserves are 267,505 tonnes grading 11.31 grams per tonne gold. Fifteen per cent of the reserves are classified as measured, based on underground sampling and surface and underground drilling (Mine Development Assessment Process - Congress Project, Stage I Report, September 1988).

EMPR AR 1934-F30; 1936-F10; 1948-A106; 1961-25; 1964-80
EMPR ASS RPT 6239, 7234, *8704, 9355, 11939, 13880, 14251, 15728, 18439
EMPR EXPL 1977-E170; 1978-E179; 1980-261; 1983-316; *1985-B10
EMPR FIELDWORK 1974, p. 35; 1985, pp. 303-310; 1986, pp. 23-29; 1987, pp. 93-130; 1988, pp. 105-152; 1989, pp. 45-72; 1990, pp. 75-83
EMPR GEM 1972-283
EMPR GEOLOGY 1975, p. G58
EMPR OF 1987-11; 1988-3; 1989-4; 1990-10
EMPR PF (Company Reports: R. Seraphim, Feb.11, May 1983, Drilling Project on Howard Vein System for Congress Operating Corp. and Progress Report (Veronex/Levon); T. Hawkins and J. Sawyer, Dec. 1979, Report on the Howard Property (Sawyer Consultants); Rpt. by H. Brodie Hicks, 1971; Annual Report, Levon Resources, 1989; Longitudinal section of Howard vein, 1980; Geology sketch map of Howard tunnel)
GSC MEM 130, pp. 41,73; 213, p. 102
GSC P 43-15
GSC SUM RPT 1915, p. 84
CJES Vol.24 (1987), pp. 2279-2291
GAC Geoexpo/86, p. 77
GCNL #177, 1975; Mar.15, 1977; Jan.19, 1979; #68,#86, 1981; #141, #222,#228, 1983; #167, 1984; #26,#133,#168, 1986; #37,#45, #130(Jul.7),#192, 1988
N MINER Mar.6, 1989
W MINER 1962, p. 35
Sebert, C.F.B. (1987): Description of 22 Mineral Properties, Bridge River Mining Camp, Unpublished B.Sc. Thesis, University of British Columbia
Talisker Resources Ltd. (2020-09-02): NI 43-101 Technical Report, Bralorne Gold Project, Bralorne, British Columbia, Canada