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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  05-Jan-1989 by Garry J. Payie (GJP)

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NMI 104B8 Au3
Name GLOBE, DOC Mining Division Skeena
BCGS Map 104B038
Status Prospect NTS Map 104B08W
Latitude 056º 19' 47'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 130º 25' 19'' Northing 6243686
Easting 412076
Commodities Gold, Silver, Lead Deposit Types I02 : Intrusion-related Au pyrrhotite veins
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine, Plutonic Rocks
Capsule Geology

A group of Crown Grants (Lot 259 to Lot 264) called Globe covers a mineral occurrence that is located on the west side of the South Unuk River about 3 kilometres south of Divelbliss Creek. These crown grants were optioned in 1986 by Magna Ventures Limited and explored as part of the Doc group (104B 014).

The occurrence is underlain by folded and metamorphosed andesitic tuffs with interbedded siltstone, wacke and marble (Fieldwork 1988). The strata were originally assigned to the Lower Jurassic Unuk River Formation, Hazelton Group but recent fossil dating has resulted in the assignment of a Late Triassic age. These Upper Triassic Strata may be correlative to the Stuhini Group (Personal Communication, J.M. Britton, Jan. 1989).

Quartz veins with galena, pyrite, specularite and associated gold are reported to occur in this area. On the nearby "Doc" prospect quartz veins occur in a shear zone that cuts the strata. The veins have very restricted wallrock alteration aureoles, no apparent zoning, and appear to be limited to a few large fluid pathways, character- istics in common with mesothermal veins (Fieldwork, 1988).

The main vein, called the "Globe" vein, varies from 1 to 16 metres in width. One 6 metre trench sample contained a high value of 8.61 grams per tonne gold and 64.97 (Vancouver Stockwatch, December 17, 1987).

EMPR AR 1901-994; *1919-60; *1935-B10; 1948-A66; 1949-A73; 1953-A82
EMPR ASS RPT 5239, 5512, *8925, 15615
EMPR EXPL 1980-464
EMPR FIELDWORK 1987, pp. 199-209; 1988, pp. 241-250
EMPR GEM 1974-333; 1975-181
EMPR EXPL 1980-464
EMPR OF 1988-4; 1989-10
EMPR PF (Mandy, J.T.: Sketch Map of Unuk River, (1930), Unuk River and Adjacent Area (Map 1934), Reconnaissance of the Unuk River (Map, 1935); Geol. Map- 1:31,250 Scale - Newmont Exploration of Canada Ltd., 1960's; Anderson, R.G., (1988): A Paleozoic and Mesozoic Stratigraphic and Plutonic Framework for the Iskut Map Area (104B), abstract from Smithers Exploration Group - G.A.C. Cordilleran Section Workshop Oct 16-19, 1988)
EMR MP CORPFILE (Halport Mines Limited; Leitch Gold Mines Ltd.: Annual Reports for 1947-1949; New Minex Resources Ltd.)
GSC MAP 9-1957; 1418A
GSC P 89-1E, pp. 145-154
GCNL #45,#80, 1975; #3, 1976; #30, 1984; #121,#169, 1985; #41,#60, #93,#94,#158,#182,*#201,#219, 1986; *#67,#93,#100,#144,*#171,#183, *#189,#206,*#243, 1987; #70,#86,#134,#196,#239, 1988
N MINER Oct.13, 1986; Mr.14,Nov.7, 1988
PERS COMM Britton, J.M., (1988)
V STOCKWATCH Jun.24,Aug.26,Sept.3,Oct.2,28,Nov.17,*Dec.17, 1987
Equity Preservation Corp. (Stewart-Sulphurets-Iskut Compilation, Dec. 1988, Showing No. B69)
Placer Dome File
Seraphim, R.H. (1948): *A Gold-Specularite Deposit, Unuk River British Columbia, M.Sc. Thesis, University of British Columbia