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File Created: 17-Oct-1992 by Keith J. Mountjoy (KJM)
Last Edit:  04-Apr-2022 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name DREAM, PIPE, SILVER CLOUD 1-3, EOS Mining Division Liard, Omineca
BCGS Map 094E034
Status Showing NTS Map 094E06E
Latitude 057º 18' 08'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 127º 14' 45'' Northing 6352390
Easting 605690
Commodities Silver, Gold Deposit Types H05 : Epithermal Au-Ag: low sulphidation
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

The Dream occurrence is located 5.6 kilometres southwest of the Lawyers mine (094E 066) and 3.5 kilometres northeast of Lawyers Pass, approximately 290 kilometres north of Smithers. It lies within the Omineca-Cassiar mountains in the west-central portion of the Toodoggone gold camp.

The Dream showing is situated within a Mesozoic volcanic arc assemblage which lies along the eastern margin of the Intermontane Belt, a northwest-trending belt of Paleozoic to Tertiary sediments, volcanics and intrusions bounded to the east by the Omineca Belt and to the west and southwest by the Sustut and Bowser basins.

Permian Asitka Group crystalline limestones are the oldest rocks exposed in the region. They are commonly in thrust contact with Upper Triassic Takla Group andesite flows and pyroclastic rocks. These Takla rocks have been intruded by plutons and other bodies of the mainly granodiorite to quartz monzonite Early Jurassic Black Lake Suite and are in turn unconformably overlain by or faulted against Lower Jurassic calcalkaline volcanics of the Toodoggone Formation, Hazelton Group.

The dominant structures in the area are steeply dipping faults which define a prominent regional northwest structural fabric trending 140 to 170 degrees. In turn, high angle, northeast-striking faults (approximately 060 degrees) appear to truncate and displace northwest-striking faults. Collectively these faults form a boundary for variably rotated and tilted blocks underlain by monoclinal strata.

The Dream showing is underlain by a sequence of intermediate volcanic flows and minor volcaniclastic equivalents of the Attycelley Member of the Toodoggone Formation. Compositionally the volcanics are latitic to andesitic or dacitic and porphyritic. Exposures of fresh rock are typically maroon to grey containing plagioclase, hornblende and microcline phenocrysts. The Sustut sediments lie west of the Lawyers Creek and a small cap of these rocks crop out 2 to 3 kilometres southeast of the showing (Assessment Report 11506).

Locally, epithermal-style alteration is common along a northwest-trending fault structure resulting in intense silicification, with or without quartz veining, kaolinite alteration with or without pyrite, or propylitic alteration consisting of carbonate and epidote. The zone is 150 metres long along strike and a few centimetres to about 1 metre wide. The zone is characterized by drusy quartz in vugs, local brecciation and patchy, finely disseminated pyrite. In the immediate vicinity, the rocks are cut by quartz-epidote and epidote veins and fracture coatings of calcite. To the east and northeast, the country rocks are partially silicified and contain minor kaolinite and pyrite (Assessment Report 11506). The vein system is reported to be structurally controlled and to dip 65 to 75 degrees to the west-northwest.

A total of eight rock samples were taken from this showing in 1983. Assay results from these samples were weakly to moderately anomalous in silver with sample AA27019 assaying 0.03 gram per tonne gold and 8.1 grams per tonne silver, while sample AA27027, taken 75 metres to the southeast from AA27019, yielded 0.3 gram per tonne gold and 8.9 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 11506).

In 1985, a rock sample (K11) assayed 10.3 grams per tonne silver, whereas other samples (K8 and D80), taken approximately 100 metres west of the previous sample, yielded values up to 0.31 gram per tonne gold and 13.7 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 14700).

Work History

The area has been explored in conjunction with the nearby Silver Pond (West) occurrence (MINFILE 094E 163) and complete exploration history of the area and property can be found there.

In 1983, Kid Creek mines Ltd. completed a program of rock sampling and geological mapping on the area as the Pipe and Dream claims.

EMPR GEM 1969-103; 1971-63-71; 1973-456-463
EMPR EXPL 1975-E163-E167; 1976-E175-E177; 1977-E216-E217; 1978-E244-E246; 1979-265-267; 1980-421-436; 1982-330-345; 1983-475-488; 1984-348-357; 1985-C349-C362; 1986-C388-C414; 1987-C328-C346; 1988-C185-C194
EMPR FIELDWORK 1980, pp. 124-129; 1981, pp. 122-129, 135-141; 1982, pp. 125-127; 1983, pp. 137-138, 142-148; 1984, pp. 139-145, 291-293; 1985, pp. 167-169, 299; 1987, pp. 111, 114-115; 1989, pp. 409-415; 1991, pp. 207-216
EMPR GEOLOGY 1977-1981, pp. 156-161
EMPR MAP 61 (1985)
EMPR PF (Photogeologic Interpretation Map of the Northern Omineca area, (Oct. 1964), Canadian Superior Exploration Limited-in 94E General File)
GSC OF 306; 483
GSC P 76-1A, pp. 87-90; 80-1A, pp. 27-32
W MINER April, 1982
N MINER October 13, 1986; November 16, 1987
N MINER MAG March 1988, p. 1
GCNL #23(Feb.1),#127(July 3), 1985; #165(Aug.27), 1986
IPDM Nov/Dec 1983; Jan/Feb, 1984
ECON GEOL Vol. 86, pp. 529-554, 1991
V STOCKWATCH June 18, September 4, November 6, 1987
MIN REV September/October, 1982; July/August, 1986
WIN Vol. 1, #7, June 1987
P&E Mining Consultants Inc. (2021-06-28): Technical Report and Updated Mineral Resource Estimate of the Lawyers Gold-Silver Property, Omineca Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada