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File Created: 20-Jun-1988 by Garry J. Payie (GJP)
Last Edit:  11-Jul-2020 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name DC, DUKE 1, DIVEL 2 Mining Division Skeena
BCGS Map 104B039
Status Showing NTS Map 104B08W
Latitude 056º 20' 42'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 130º 20' 24'' Northing 6245284
Easting 417176
Commodities Lead Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine, Plutonic Rocks
Capsule Geology

Galena is reported to occur near the headwaters of Divelbliss Creek (Newmont Map). The area is underlain by Lower Jurassic Unuk River Formation rock of the Hazelton Group. The formation is composed primarily of thick-bedded epiclastic volcanic rocks and lithic tuffs with closely associated pillow lavas, carbonate lenses and thick-bedded siltstones.

In the 1960s, Newmont Exploration of Canada investigated the mineral potential of the region and discovered this showing. The map documenting the work became part of the Property File of the BC Ministry of Energy and Mines.

In 1987 Magna Ventures Ltd collected 488 soil samples on their Divel and Bliss claims.. The work was strictly of a reconnaissance nature to evaluate a property with no known mineralization. The DC was covered by the Divel 2 claim at that time.

In 1989, Echo Bay Mines Ltd, on behalf of Silver Princess Resources Inc and Magna Ventures Ltd, carried out a program of geology mapping, prospecting and sampling on the Doc property, consisting of the Divel and Bliss claims. A total of 40 traverses were completed and 140 grab and rough chip rock samples were taken for analysis.

In 1992, Homestake Canada Inc held the Duke 1-9 claims in the region and collected 75 rock and 87 silts samples. Some of these claims covered parts of lapsed Divel and Bliss claims. The DC was covered by the Duke 1 claim at that time. Homestake collected several samples (both rock and stream sediment) in the area of the DC (104B 134) showing (Sample Locations map, Assessment Report 22930).

In 2006 and 2007, Hathor Exploration Ltd. completed a 7228.7 line-kilometre airborne geophysical survey on the area as the Burrard claims of the Iskut project. In 2008, Max Minerals Ltd. examined the property.

EMPR ASS RPT 17055, 17056, 19940, 22930
EMPR FIELDWORK 1988, pp. 241-250
EMPR OF 1989-10
EMPR PF (Geology Map-1:31250 Scale-Newmont Exploration of Canada
Ltd., 1960's)
GSC MAP 9-1957; 1418A
GSC P 89-1E, pp. 145-154
Cavey, G. (2008-11-14): Technical Report on the Iskut Project