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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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NMI 104B10 Zn1
Name EAST RIDGE (INEL), EAST RIDGE, INEL 7, INEL 4 Mining Division Liard
BCGS Map 104B066
Status Showing NTS Map 104B10W
Latitude 056º 36' 29'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 130º 55' 23'' Northing 6275420
Easting 381970
Commodities Copper, Lead, Zinc, Silver, Gold Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
I02 : Intrusion-related Au pyrrhotite veins
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

The East Ridge zone of the Inel property occurs in an area that 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.

Prospecting on the east side of Snippaker Ridge revealed a large number of quartz-sulphide veins cutting thinly banded lithic tuff and volcanic sandstone. These units are regarded as the upper members within the Lower Jurassic Unuk River Formation. The mineralized veins host arsenopyrite and pyrite as well as occasional sphalerite and galena. The veins occur within a restricted zone due east of the Main Sulphide zone. Sampling the veins in 1984, gave relatively uniform values up to 5.04 per cent copper, 2.00 per cent lead, 9.95 per cent zinc, 36.34 grams per tonne silver and 6.10 grams per tonne gold (Grove, 1987 (Property File)). In 1983, two samples from these veins assayed 0.12 per cent copper, 2.09 per cent lead, 8.76 per cent zinc, 51.42 grams per tonne silver, 0.50 gram per tonne gold and 0.15 per cent copper, 0.39 per cent lead, 8.84 per cent zinc, 13.7 grams per tonne silver and 0.137 gram per tonne gold, respectively (Assessment Report 11312, Figure 3).

Further soil and silt sampling towards the top of the ridge indicated significant gold and silver values and may reflect the Moonlight (104B 322) and the Inel Ridge zones (104B 258).

See Inel (104B 113) for details of related mineralization and work history.

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 (Refer to 104B 113 (INEL) for the following the references) 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 for Inel Resources Ltd., July 10, 1987)
GSC MAP 9-1957; 311A; ;1418A
GSC P 89-1E, pp. 145-154
GCNL #152,#185,#245, 1988
PR REL Inel Resources Ltd., *Aug.5,*Sept.23, 1988
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 800698