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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  28-Nov-2017 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name BIG, BB, BLACK BEAR EAST Mining Division Cariboo
BCGS Map 093A064
Status Showing NTS Map 093A11W
Latitude 052º 37' 05'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 121º 22' 12'' Northing 5831031
Easting 610349
Commodities Silver, Gold, Lead Deposit Types
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Quesnel
Capsule Geology

The Big showing is located in the eastern headwaters of Blackbear Creek, approximately 8 kilometres east-southeast of its junction with Spanish Creek.

The area lies within the eastern part of the Quesnellia terrane. This region is underlain dominantly by fine-grained metasedimentary rocks, which are in contact with the Barkerville terrane. The metasedimentary rocks comprise mainly dark- grey phyllite and silty slate considered to be of the Middle to Upper Triassic. Part of the black phyllite succession is informally correlated with the Nicola Group but has also been informally referred to as the Quesnel River Group sediments.

Mineralization consists of argentiferous galena with associated gold values in quartz veins cutting graphitic silty phyllite. In 1983, a channel sample yielded 117.9 grams per tonne silver and 3.27 per cent lead (Assessment Report 12566).

In 1981, Canadian Nickel Co. Ltd. completed a program of prospecting and sampling on the area as the BB claims. In 1983, Clearbrook Mining prospected the area as the Big 2-3 claims. In 2015 and 2016, the area was prospected and rock samples were taken by Barker Minerals as the Black Bear East property.

EMPR ASS RPT 10251, *12566, 35945, 36161, 36462
EMPR EXPL 1983-383
EMPR FIELDWORK 1987, pp. 139-145
EMPR OF 2001-11
EMPR P 1990-3
CJES Vol.25, pp. 1608-1617
*Campbell, R.B. (1978)
EMPR PFD 681609