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File Created: 09-Feb-1987 by Larry Jones (LDJ)
Last Edit:  04-Aug-1989 by Larry Jones (LDJ)

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NMI
Name BUSHY CREEK, KEECH Mining Division Skeena
BCGS Map 103H031
Status Showing NTS Map 103H05W
Latitude 053º 18' 29'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 129º 58' 26'' Northing 5906982
Easting 435109
Commodities Gold, Zinc, Copper Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Coast Crystalline Terrane Plutonic Rocks
Capsule Geology

The Bushy Creek showing is located north of the Keecha Creek showing (103H 010) near the northwestern tip of Keecha Lake on Banks Island.

Mineralized quartz veins and sericite-chlorite alteration zones occur over a 75 metre distance within the "Kim" biotite quartz monzo- nite of the Coast Plutonic Complex. The "Kim" quartz monzonite hosts the Yellow Giant deposit to the north (103G 021-024).

The parallel veins, ranging from 0.2 to 1.2 metres in width, strike 343 degrees and dip 75 degrees northeast. The veins contain varying amounts of pyrite, sphalerite, and chalcopyrite with assoc- iated gold values. Minor disseminated pyrrhotite, galena and molyb- denite occur in the alteration zones.

In 1987 a channel sample over 1.5 metres from a newly discovered vein assayed 21.97 grams per tonne gold (Assessment Report 16707, Sample #74901). Drilling on a different vein in 1986 resulted in a best assay of 81.6 grams per tonne gold over a 76 centimetre inter- section (Assessment Report 15301).

Bibliography
EMPR ASS RPT 13071, *15301, *16707, *17180
EMPR EXPL 1986-C424
GSC MAP 23-1970; 1385A
GSC P 70-41
EMPR PFD 902821

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