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File Created: 17-Mar-2014 by Garry J. Payie (GJP)
Last Edit:  27-Mar-2022 by Nicole Barlow (NB)

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Name GULLEY, GULLY, RANCH, AL Mining Division Liard, Omineca
BCGS Map 094E044
Status Showing NTS Map 094E06W
Latitude 057º 29' 06'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 127º 21' 42'' Northing 6372550
Easting 598225
Commodities Gold, Copper, Lead, Zinc Deposit Types H04 : Epithermal Au-Ag-Cu: high sulphidation
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

The Gulley occurrence is located about 2 kilometres north-northeast of the AL (Thesis II/III) past producer (094E 091) approximately 297 kilometres north of Smithers.

The Gulley zone, which Kidd Creek Mining (previously Texasgulf) referred to as the “Sulphide showing” in the early 1980s, is located about 625 metres north of the Bonanza zone (094E 079). The showing is underlain by andesitic volcanic rock of the Lower Jurassic Toodoggone Formation (Hazelton Group). The Adoogacho and Metsantan members comprise the Toodoggone Formation in the area. The Adoogacho Member consists of trachydacite ash-flow tuff with lenses of lapilli tuff, rare marlstone, and conglomerate near the base. The Metsantan Member is composed mainly of trachyandesite (latite) flows with lenses of lapilli tuff, and lahar; minor volcanic sandstone and conglomerate (Bulletin 86). The Metsantan Member, in part, directly overlies the basal Adoogacho Member and is also in fault contact with it.

The Gulley zone consists of a northeast-trending band of weak silicification and quartz veining which has been traced by trenching over a distance of about 120 metres. Minor pyrite and base metals consisting of chalcopyrite, galena, and sphalerite mineralization are present in the zone. Gold grades from grab samples range up to 5.6 grams per tonne (Bowen, 2012). The zone appears to pinch out along strike to the northeast and southwest. Energex Minerals Ltd. (1988) considered this zone to be a lower priority target area but did note its significance in that it represents yet another gold-bearing structure on the property.

See Bonanza (094E 079) for details of the Ranch (Al) property which contains the Gulley showing.

EMPR EXPL 1975-E163-E167; 1976-E175-E177; 1977-E216-E217; 1978-E244-E246; 1979-265-267; 1980-427; 1982-15,336,337; 1983-xx,485; 1984-353,354; 1985-A20,A21,C355; 1986-A12,A44,A45, C403,C404,C407,C408; 1987-A44,C337; 1988-A16,C185-C194; 1991-29; 1997-25; 1998-36
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; 1986, pp. 111-121; *1988, pp. 409-415; 1990, pp. 207-216
EMPR GEOLOGY 1977-1981, pp. 156-161
EMPR GEM 1969-103; 1971-63-71; 1972-483; 1973-456-463
EMPR INF CIRC 1998-1, p. 27
EMPR MAP 61 (1985); 65 (1989)
GSC OF 306; 483
GSC P 76-1A, pp. 87-90; 80-1A, pp. 27-32; 80-1B, pp. 207-211
ECON GEOL Vol.86, pp. 529-554, 1991
GCNL #174(Sept.10), 1982; #243(Dec.15), 1983#123(June26); #145(July27); #147(July 31); #163(Aug.23); #183(Sept.21); #192(Oct.4), 1984; #23,(Feb.1); #128(July 5); #137(July 17); #141(July 23); #144(July 26); #154(Aug.12); #166(Aug.28); #169(Sept.23); 1985; #22(Jan.31); #148(Aug.5); #162(Aug.22); #165,(Aug.27); #169(Sept.3), 1986; #19(Jan.28), 1987
IPDM Nov/Dec 1983
MIN REV September/October, 1982; July/August, 1986
NAGMIN Nov.8, 1985
N MINER Dec.24, 1981; July 12; Aug.2; Aug.23; Sept.9; Sept.20, 1984; Feb.21; June 27; July 25; Aug.1; Sept.9, 1985; May 12; June 16; Aug.4; Sept.15; Oct.6;13, 1986; Feb.2;9, 1987; June 13, 1988
N MINER MAG March 1988, p. 1
PR REL Bishop Resources Inc. Feb.18, 2003
V STOCKWATCH Jul.28, Aug.12,26,29, 1987
WIN Vol.1, #7, June 1987
W MINER April, 1982
*Bowen, B.K. (2012): Technical Report on the Ranch Project, for Guardsmen Resources Inc., May 18, 2012
Diakow, L.J. (1990): Volcanism and Evolution of the Early and Middle Jurassic Toodoggone Formation, Toodoggone Mining District, British Columbia, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Western Ontario
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Falconbridge File
Chinapintza Mining Corp. (2020-09-18): NI 43-101 Technical Report, Geological Introduction to Chinapintza Mining Corp.'s Ranch Gold Project, Toodoggone Region, British Columbia, Canada
Chinapintza Mining Corp. (2021-06-22): Amended Technical Report: NI 43-101 Technical Report, Geological Introduction to Chinapintza Mining Corp.’s Ranch Gold Project, Toodoggone Region, British Columbia, Canada