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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  15-May-2020 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name EARL, EARL 1-8, EARL 1-3 FRACTION, WEST, WEST 13-14 Mining Division Liard
BCGS Map 094E093
Status Showing NTS Map 094E14W
Latitude 057º 55' 26'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 127º 24' 29'' Northing 6421347
Easting 594293
Commodities Copper Deposit Types
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Quesnel, Stikine
Capsule Geology

The Earl showing is located on Lunar Creek roughly 24 kilometres north of the confluence of Lunar Creek with Geese Creek, north of the Stikine River. Dease Lake is 135 kilometres to the northwest.

Regionally, the Earl showing lies on the western edge of the Omineca Belt near the Kutcho fault, marking the boundary with rocks of the Intermontane Belt. The showing is along the margin of an unnamed Late Triassic to Early Jurassic granitoid pluton. At this showing the composition of this pluton is hornblende monzonite and biotite quartz monzonite. To the west lies the Middle Triassic Lunar Creek Complex.

The Earl showing is underlain by biotite quartz monzonite. To the north of the showing, the area is underlain by hornblende quartz monzonite. Local skarn horizons occur throughout. Some are interbedded with metasediments and gneiss.

Mineralization consists of sparsely disseminated chalcopyrite with associated malachite staining on fracture surfaces (Assessment Report 3835, Drawing 94E14-B19).

The area has been explored in conjunction with the nearby West 16 (MINFILE 094E 010) occurrence and a complete work history of the area and property can be found there.

EMPR GEM 1970-61; 1972-485; 1976-E177
EMPR FIELDWORK 1990, pp. 217-233
EMPR ASS RPT 1674, 2548, *3835, 5999, 10467
EMPR OF *1990-12
EMPR MAP 65 (1989)
EMPR GEOLOGY 1977-1981, pp. 156-161
GSC BULL 12; 270; 376
GSC OF 306; *483
GSC P 71-1A, pp. 23-26; 72-1A, pp. 26-29; pp. 29-32; 74-1A, pp.
13-16; 76-1A, pp. 87-90; pp. 91-92; 77-1A, pp. 243-246; 80-1A,
p. 348; 80-1B, pp. 207-211; 83-1A, pp. 221-227; 84-1A, pp.
GSC MAP 14-1973
Moore, M. (2011-10-24): Technical Review - Lunar Project
EMPR PFD 810582