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File Created: 14-Jul-1988 by Laura L. Coughlan (LLC)
Last Edit:  10-Aug-2020 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name WOLVERINE (INEL), INEL 6, SLOCUM 2, KEDGE 2 Mining Division Liard
BCGS Map 104B066
Status Showing NTS Map 104B10W
Latitude 056º 37' 24'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 130º 53' 40'' Northing 6277063
Easting 383766
Commodities Zinc, Silver, Copper, Lead, Gold Deposit Types K01 : Cu skarn
K04 : Au skarn
I02 : Intrusion-related Au pyrrhotite veins
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine, Plutonic Rocks
Capsule Geology

The Wolverine area is primarily underlain by marine sedimentary and volcanic rocks of the Upper Triassic Stuhini Group. Lower Jurassic andesitic volcanics of the Hazeleton Group overlie the Stuhini rocks and Early Jurassic feldspar porphyritic rock and monzodioritic to gabbroic rock intrude the strata.

The Wolverine zone is located near the northeast corner of the Inel property where massive Paleozoic slabs have been overthrust onto Lower and Middle Jurassic strata. Stock-like alaskite plutons and dikes have cut a dominantly volcaniclastic sequence. Sampling along the steep bluffs above Monument Creek has produced assay results as high as 5.55 per cent copper, 1.48 per cent lead, 7.0 per cent zinc, 75.43 grams per tonne silver and 0.55 gram per tonne gold (Grove, 1987 (Property File)). The high grade assay results reflect mineralization in which chalcopyrite, magnetite, pyrite, as well as copper oxides (malachite, azurite) were found in limestone bands up to 6.0 metres intercalated within volcanic sediments. This showing is described as a gold-bearing copper skarn.

Other mineralization consists of quartz-sulphide stockwork vein systems which crosscut the same host rocks. The overall mineralized zone is described as about 200 metres wide but has not been traced laterally.

Refer to Inel (104B 113) for details of Inel property work history, of which the Wolverine is part of.

EMPR ASS RPT 3980, 4732, 5274, 8997, 11312, 18062, 21157, 22026, 26523
EMPR EXPL 1980-467; 1983-524
EMPR FIELDWORK 1992, pp. 341-347
EMPR GEM 1972-518; 1973-501; 1974-335
EMPR GM 1997-03
EMPR OF 1989-10; 1990-16; 1994-1; 1992-1; 1992-3; 1998-10
EMPR PF (SEE 104B 113 (Inel) for the following Property File documents) Graf, C.W. (1982): Report on Claims in the Snippaker Creek area of British Columbia for Active Mineral Explorations, December 1982; Skyline Explorations Ltd., (1984): Information Circular on Inel Project; Grove, E.W. (1987): *Exploration and Development Proposal for Inel Resources Ltd. on the Inel Property (March 6, 1987) in Prospectus of Inel Resources Ltd., July 10, 1987)
GSC MAP 9-1957; 311A; 1418A
GSC P 89-1E, pp. 145-154
Anderson, R.G., (1988): A Paleozoic and Mesozoic Stratigraphic and Plutonic Framework for the Iskut Map area (104B), Northwestern British Columbia, pp. A1-A5, in Geology and Metallogeny of Northwestern British Columbia, Smithers Exploration Group, G.A.C. Cordilleran Section Workshop, October 16-19, 1988
Grove, E.W., (1973): Detailed Geological Studies in the Stewart Complex, Northwestern British Columbia, Ph.D. Thesis, McGill University; (1983): Report on the Inel Property in Skyline Explorations Ltd., Statement of Material Facts, March 1, 1983
Burgoyne, A.A. (2012-05-07): Technical Report on The Iskut Property with Special Reference to Johnny Flats & Burnie Trend Targets
EMPR PFD 671577