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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  27-Mar-2022 by Nicole Barlow (NB)

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NMI 104B1 Au8
Name GLACIER, SALMON Mining Division Skeena
BCGS Map 104B010
Status Showing NTS Map 104B01E
Latitude 056º 04' 42'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 130º 02' 54'' Northing 6215293
Easting 434751
Commodities Gold, Silver, Lead, Zinc, Copper Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Insular Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

The region is underlain by andesitic tuffs and related sediments of the Unuk River Formation of the Hazelton Group. These strata are intruded by the early Jurassic Texas Creek Batholith on the west, and the property is crosscut by Eocene age "Hyder dykes".

On the property fragmental andesitic volcanic rocks and deformed siltstones are intruded by the Texas Creek pluton and the Tertiary dykes. The showing consists of several parallel, moderate to flat- dipping (45 degrees south) quartz-carbonate-sulphide veins and veinlets containing chalcopyrite, sphalerite, galena and tetrahedrite. The veins strike 100 degrees and are hosted in tuffs and siltstone east of, and stratigraphically above, the contact with the Texas Creek pluton. A 30-centimetre sample across a quartz vein yielded 9.6 grams per tonne gold, 929.83 grams per tonne silver, 1.3 per cent copper, 0.4 per cent lead and 0.4 per cent zinc (Starr, 1929 Property File).

Recent exploration efforts (1979) did not relocate the original 1- to 1.5-metre-wide vein, but their traverses did not investigate the slope area or gully directly below the cabin at the north end of Indian Lake. This was the approximate area of the original veins described in Minister of Mines Annual Report 1925, page A101.

During 2004 through 2019, the area has been explored as part of the Silver Coin property and a complete property exploration history can be at the nearby Silver Coin (MINFILE 104B 150) occurrence.

Between 2017 and 2020, Pretium Exploration Inc. conducted prospecting and soil sampling in the area as the Cascade property.

EMPR AR 1920-60; 1922-84; 1925-A101
EMPR ASS RPT *7639, 8602, 9627, 29892, 37395, 38060, 38565, 39235
EMPR BULL 58; 63
EMPR EXPL 1979-279
EMPR FIELDWORK 1978, p. 104; 1982, pp. 183-195; 1983, pp. 149-165; 1984, pp. 316-342; 1985, pp. 217-219; 1986, pp 81-102; 1987, pp. 211-216,349-352,489-493
EMPR GEM 1973-497
EMPR OF 1987-22
EMPR PF (Starr, C.C. (1929): Brief Report on the Glacier Group; Sketch showing opencuts and assays, @ 1929)
GSC MAP 9-1957; 307A; 315A; 1418A
GSC MEM 175, p. 158
GSC P 89-1E, pp. 145-154
Brown, D.A., (1987): Geological Setting of the Volcanic-Hosted Silbak Premier Mine, Northwestern British Columbia, M.Sc. Thesis, University of British Columbia (in Property File: 104B 054)
Butler, S. (2013-08-23): NI 43-101 Report – Silver Coin Project
Rennie, D.W. (2019-01-17): Technical Report on the Premier Project
Bird, S.C., Meintjes, T. (2020-02-28): Resource Estimate Update for the Premier Gold Project, Stewart, British Columbia, Canada
Ascot Resources Limited (2020-05-22): Premier & Red Mountain Gold Project Feasibility Study NI 43-101 Technical Report, British Columbia
EMPR PFD 19316