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File Created: 10-Feb-2018 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)
Last Edit:  27-Mar-2022 by Nicole Barlow (NB)

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Name TUSCARORA, GUNS GOLD, WILL 1 Mining Division Lillooet
BCGS Map 092J086
Status Showing NTS Map 092J15W
Latitude 050º 51' 33'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 122º 51' 26'' Northing 5634174
Easting 510049
Commodities Gold Deposit Types I01 : Au-quartz veins
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Bridge River
Capsule Geology

The Tuscarora occurrence is located on the eastern side of a ridge separating Gun Lake and Carpenter Lake, approximately 1.5 kilometres northwest of the community of Gold Bridge.

The area is underlain mainly by volcanics and sediments of the Mississippian to Jurassic Bridge River Complex (Group). Undivided sedimentary rocks of the Jurassic to Cretaceous Cayoosh assemblage are exposed to the south and west, while serpentinite ultramafic rocks of the Permian Bralorne-East Liza Complex are exposed to the east.

Locally, former adits and trenches expose a 1.5 to 2.0 metre wide shear zone hosted by argillites and cherty quartzites, lying in contact with a hornblende diorite. The shear strikes 300 to 320 degrees and dips 70 degrees northeast to vertical. The zone hosts 1 to 5 centimetre wide quartz-carbonate veinlets and disseminated pyrite with minor galena.

The area was first prospected in the early 1930’s and by 1936 a number of trenches and two adits, an 80-metre upper adit and a 100-metre lower adit, had been completed by Tuscarora Gold Mines. In 1987, Panarim Resources completed a program of soil sampling, geological mapping and ground geophysical surveys on the area as the Guns Gold claim. In 1992, the area was prospected as the Will 1 claim. In 2012, Wild West Gold completed a minor program of soil, silt and rock sampling on the area.

EMPR ASS RPT 16929, 22676, 33252
EMPR EXPL 1985-C226; 1988-C124
EMPR OF 1987-11; 1988-3; 1989-4; 1990-10
GSC MAP 1882; 431A; 430A
GSC MEM 130; 213
GSC P 73-17
Talisker Resources Ltd. (2020-09-02): NI 43-101 Technical Report, Bralorne Gold Project, Bralorne, British Columbia, Canada