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File Created: 25-Apr-1988 by Gordon S. Archer (GSA)
Last Edit:  04-Apr-2022 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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BCGS Map 104B060
Status Prospect NTS Map 104B09E
Latitude 056º 35' 02'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 130º 10' 29'' Northing 6271700
Easting 427850
Commodities Gold, Copper Deposit Types K04 : Au skarn
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

The Goat Trail zone is situated on the northeast end of the West Nunatak and is underlain by feldspar-phyric lapilli and tuff brexcias of the Betty Creek Formation (Hazelton Group) and medium-grained diorite. Alteration comprises sericite+quartz+pyrite, chlorite+pyrite+calcite and pyritic silicification. The zone is bounded on its northwest and southeast margins by faults with kaolinite+quartz+pyrite alteration locally developed along their trace. The zone trends northeast and measures 700 metres long and 300 metres wide.

Gold mineralization within the Goat Trail zone is hosted by pyrite veining, pods of massive pyrite and kaolinite+quartz+pyrite alteration within fault zones. Pyrite veins up to 10 cm wide strike northwest to northeast and dip moderately. They consist of up to 90% coarse and fine-grained pyrite within a quartz matrix and assay between 1.1 and 3.44 grams per tonne gold over narrow widths (Assessment Report 23686). Small zones of massive pyrite within sericite+quartz+pyrite alteration assay between 0.6 and 4.57 grams per tonne goldd (Assessment Report 23686).

A sample of grey dolomite hosting up to 3 per cent disseminated blebs of chalcopyrite and up to 10 per cent calcite veinlets assayed 0.7 grams per tonne gold. Another sample of severely sheared and crushed jarositic and pyritic sericite schist assayed 2.0 grams per tonne gold and 8.1 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 16839). The centre of the zone was trenched in 1988 with samples containing 2.64 grams per tonne gold over 4.5 metres and 8.85 grams per tonne gold over 2.3 metres (News Release, Teuton Resources Corp., October 17, 1988).

Visible gold was reported to occur in a trench which explored a limonitic structure very similar to the Konkin Skarn occurrence (104B 171) (News Release, Teuton Resources Corp., August 5, 1988).

EMPR FIELDWORK 1987, p. 199-209
EMPR OF 1988-4
EMPR PF (Britten, R.M., (1983): Regional Geological Assessment of the Stewart-Sulphurets Area and Geology and Alteration of the Sulphurets Prospect Area by Esso Minerals Canada Ltd. (unpublished); Teuton Resources Corporation, (News Releases)-1987: Sept.10,18, 1988; Feb.3,*Aug.5,Sept.14,*Oct.17; Geology Map-1:31250 Scale-Newmont Exploration of Canada Ltd., 1960's)
GSC P 89-1E, pp. 145-154
GSC MAP 9-1957; 1418A
GCNL #192, 1987; #151,#178, 1988
Pardoe, J. (2016-05-21): NI43-101 Technical Report on the Treaty Creek Property
P&E Mining Consultants Inc. (2021-04-23): Technical Report and Initial Mineral Resource Estimate of the Treaty Creek Gold Property, Skeena Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada