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File Created: 18-Dec-1991 by William (Bill) Coombe (WC)
Last Edit:  21-Nov-2012 by George Owsiacki (GO)

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Name EDITH, MCLEOD Mining Division Skeena
BCGS Map 104A031
Status Showing NTS Map 104A05W
Latitude 056º 18' 07'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 129º 52' 43'' Northing 6240033
Easting 445632
Commodities Silver, Zinc, Lead, Gold, Copper Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

The exact location of the Edith showing is not known. It is assumed to be on the Edith claim, about 2.5 kilometres north of Kimball Lake and approximately 700 metres west of American Creek.

The area is underlain by rocks of the Lower Jurassic Betty Creek Formation (Hazelton Group (Bulletin 63). These rocks comprise green, red, purple and black volcanic breccia, conglomerate, sandstone, siltstone and tuff. They strike north-northeast and lie on the west limb of the faulted, north-northeast trending American Creek anticline.

There is no information available on the nature of the mineralization. A grab(?) sample collected in 1932 assayed 4114.3 grams per tonne silver, 19.2 per cent zinc, 12.6 per cent lead, 3.4 grams per tonne gold and 1.2 per cent copper (Minister of Mines Annual Report 1932, page 60). Mineralization is inferred to be a polymetallic quartz vein similar to the Bugnello showing (104A 112) located 950 metres south. At the Bugnello, mineralization consists of pyrite, sphalerite, galena and chalcopyrite in quartz-carbonate veins.

In 1932, K. McLeod owned the Edith claim group. The showing was discovered during intensive prospecting that year. No further work has been reported on the showing.

EMPR AR *1932-A60
EMPR ASS RPT 20074, 20256
EMPR OF 1987-22; 1994-14
EMPR PF (In 104A 005 - Napco Gold Mines Ltd., Map by J.T. Mandy, 1938)
GSC MAP 307A; 315A; 9-1957; 1418A
GSC OF 2582; 2779