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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  30-Mar-2009 by Gloria Robinson (GLR)

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Name OPHIR Mining Division Omineca
BCGS Map 093L078
Status Showing NTS Map 093L10E
Latitude 054º 42' 00'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 126º 34' 06'' Northing 6064123
Easting 656693
Commodities Gold, Manganese, Lead, Zinc, Copper, Silver Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

Lower Jurassic Hazelton Group rocks of the Nilkitkwa Formation are exposed along Guess Creek. On the north bank of the creek, light grey medium-grained felsic tuff with quartz eyes hosts 3 per cent pyrite, disseminated and in fracture filling with minor chalcopyrite. Quartz-carbonate and chlorite veinlets crosscut the felsic tuff. In 1985, samples of the volcanic assayed 0.015 grams per tonne gold, trace silver, 0.1 per cent manganese, 0.075 per cent zinc, 0.03 per cent lead and 0.001 grams per tonne gold, 0.045 per cent copper, 0.7 per cent manganese, 0.06 per cent zinc and 0.02 per cent lead (Assessment Report 13638).

The eastern part of the claims host medium-grained, dark grey volcanic sandstone. Exposed in the southwest parts, is diabase which is chloritized with calcite fracture filling. Hematite is dissemi- nated as well as 5 per cent magnetite and pyrite.

EMPR ASS RPT 7286, *13638
EMPR EXPL *1985-C318
EMPR FIELDWORK 1988, pp. 195-208
EMPR OF 1987-1
EMPR PF Placer Dome (A. L Orsa (1989): Letter and claim map re: Dome Mountain area claim)
GSC OF 351
EMPR PFD 860111