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File Created: 21-Jun-1988 by Garry J. Payie (GJP)
Last Edit:  02-Jun-2020 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name DIVEL, DUKE 1 Mining Division Skeena
BCGS Map 104B039
Status Showing NTS Map 104B08W
Latitude 056º 20' 47'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 130º 22' 26'' Northing 6245480
Easting 415085
Commodities Lead, Copper Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine, Plutonic Rocks
Capsule Geology

This Divel occurrence is located south of Divelbliss Creek just west of the toe of Cabin Glacier. The area is underlain by rocks of the Lower Jurassic, Hazelton Group. These consist of andesitic flows, tuffs and associated sediments that have a north to northwest structural trend. A fault with similar trend occurs immediately east of the showings.

Alteration and deformation in the area are complex and are related to regional faulting and Jurassic and Tertiary plutonism. In addition, the degree of dynamic metamorphism increases toward the South Unuk River cataclasite zone (Grove, Bulletin 63).

Galena occurs with quartz in an unspecified host rock. Traces of chalcopyrite are reported to occur in outcrop a few hundred metres north and several hundred metres south. The latter occurring in amphibolite with up to 15 per cent pyrite.

Work History

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 Divel showing 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 Divel showing was covered by the Duke 1 claim at that time. Homestake collected several samples (both rock and stream sediment) in the area of the Divel (104B 215) showing (Sample Locations map, Assessment Report 22930).

EMPR ASS RPT 17055, 17056, 19940, 22930
EMPR FIELDWORK 1987, pp. 199-209; 1988, pp. 241-254
EMPR OF 1988-4; 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
Equity Preservation Corp. Compilation: Stewart-Sulphurets-Iskut, Dec. 1988, (Showing No. B68)
Hutter, J.M. (2016-01-18): Geological and Geochemical Report on the Mackie Property