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File Created: 23-Jun-1988 by Laura L. Coughlan (LLC)
Last Edit:  11-Jul-2020 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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NMI 104B7 Fe1
Name CEBUCK CREEK, MAX, MAXWELL SMART Mining Division Skeena
BCGS Map 104B048
Status Showing NTS Map 104B07E
Latitude 056º 26' 07'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 130º 34' 36'' Northing 6255641
Easting 402780
Commodities Gold, Silver Deposit Types I02 : Intrusion-related Au pyrrhotite veins
L02 : Porphyry-related Au
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

The area along Cebuck Creek is underlain by Upper Triassic Stuhini Group sediments comprised mainly of volcanic sandstone, siltstone and limestone. These are intruded by Triassic and younger quartz diorite and diorite intrusives.

In 1978 a small pit was excavated at the west end of Lot 68 South, close to the edge of Cebuck Creek (the property is part of the Max occurrence (104B 013)). The rock is comprised of a pyritized volcanic sandstone (altered to greenschist) which is heavily iron- stained and is located within the contact zone of a dioritic intrusive. The trench is 1.0 by 0.5 by 0.5 metres, and is located within altered and sheared sandstone riddled with quartz veins and veinlets. In 1978 a sample of this pyritized rock assayed 1.37 grams per tonne gold and 10.29 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 6690).

In 1991, Teuton Resources carried out a program of property wide rock, silt and soil geochemical sampling resulting in the discovery of several sites anomalous in copper and, to a much lesser extent gold. Altogether 31 rock geochem, 141 soil geochem and 74 stream sediment samples were collected on the Maxwell Smart claim (Assessment Report 23974). A small sampling grid was set up in the northwest corner of the claim as the Pad grid, in order to follow up on an auriferous vein occurrence. This grid is in the vicinity of in the Ceebuck Creek showing area. Copper and gold values for the Pad Grid are, with one or two exceptions, below the threshold level. Unfortunately, almost all of the soil samples in the grid were taken uphill from the local rock samples that yielded anomalous to highly anomalous gold values.

See Max (104B 013) for related details and a property wide work history.

EMPR AR 1929-C112-113; 1935 Geology Map after p. 88
EMPR ASS RPT 346, 2479, 54967, *6690, *16858, 18931, *22406, 23974, 24395, 24995, 31162, 31747
EMPR EXPL 1975-E180; *1977-E222
EMPR FIELDWORK 1988, pp. 241-250
EMPR GEM 1969-54; 1970-65
EMPR OF 1989-10
EMPR PF (Geology Map, 1:31 250 Scale, Newmont Exploration of Canada,
GSC MAP 1418A; 9-1957
GSC P 89-1E, pp. 145-154
Cavey, G. (2008-11-14): Technical Report on the Iskut Project
EMPR PFD 19429