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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  30-May-2022 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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NMI 092L2 Au25
Name IXL (L.1054), B-2 FR. Mining Division Alberni
BCGS Map 092L006
Status Prospect NTS Map 092L02W
Latitude 050º 01' 24'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 126º 48' 11'' Northing 5543537
Easting 657366
Commodities Gold, Silver, Lead, Zinc Deposit Types I06 : Cu+/-Ag quartz veins
Tectonic Belt Insular Terrane Wrangell
Capsule Geology

The IXL occurrence in the Zeballos gold camp is underlain by quartz diorite of the Eocene Catface Intrusions. The principal showing consists of a 040 degree striking 72 degree south dipping, 1 to 10 centimetre wide quartz vein, that follows a 2.5 to 90 centi- metre wide shear zone. Vein minerals consist of pyrite and fine- grained arsenopyrite with minor galena in a quartz gangue. Narrow shear zones spaced at 15 centimetres parallel the vein to a distance of approximately 1 metre. Approximately 22 tonnes of development ore were stockpiled between 1945 and 1949 while driving a 36 metre adit. Sampling returned values ranging from 2 to 2953 grams per tonne gold, nil to 816 grams per tonne silver and to 2.2 per cent lead (Bulletin 27, page 80).

EMPR AR 1946-179; 1947-181
EMPR BULL 20-V; *27, p. 79
EMPR FIELDWORK 1982, p. 290; 1983, p. 219
EMR MP CORPFILE (Britannia Mining & Smelting Co. Ltd.)
GSC EC GEOL 1-1947
GSC MAP 4-1974; 255A; 1028A; 1552A
GSC MEM 204; 272, p. 62
GSC OF 9; 170; 463
GSC P 38-5; 40-12; 69-1A; 70-1A; 72-44; 74-8; 79-30
GSC SUM RPT 1929A; 1932A
CIM Trans. Vol. 42, 1939, pp. 225-237; 1948, pp. 78-85; 72, pp. 116-125
N MINER Apr. 1938, pp. 39-45
Carson, D.J.T., (1968): Metallogenic Study of Vancouver Island with emphasis on the Relationship of Plutonic Rocks to Mineral Deposits, Ph.D. Thesis, Carleton University, Ottawa
Stevenson, J.S., (1938): Lode Gold Deposits of the Zeballos Area
EMPR PFD 12473, 12474, 12475