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File Created: 10-Nov-1988 by Laura L. Duffett (LLD)
Last Edit:  10-Aug-2020 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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NMI 104B10 Zn1
Name NUNATAK (INEL), ZINC KNOB, INEL 3 Mining Division Liard
BCGS Map 104B066
Status Showing NTS Map 104B10W
Latitude 056º 36' 10'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 130º 57' 38'' Northing 6274890
Easting 379644
Commodities Gold, Silver, Zinc, Lead, Copper Deposit Types I02 : Intrusion-related Au pyrrhotite veins
G07 : Subaqueous hot spring Ag-Au
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

The Nunatak 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. Strata is also cut by a alaskite (quartz-feldspar porphyry) pluton.

The Nunatak zone was trenched in 1973 and was mapped and trenched in 1984 as the Zinc Knob zone. Work revealed an altered, folded, thin-bedded sedimentary sequence including stratabound sulphides. Mineralization consists of pyrite, galena and sphalerite lenses that are cut by quartz, pyrite and arsenopyrite veins. A 7 metre sample taken from a trench that cut across part of the mineralization assayed 0.03 per cent copper, 0.63 per cent lead, 1.91 per cent zinc, 15.6 grams per tonne silver and 4.11 grams per tonne gold (Property File, Grove, 1987).

In 1991, Gulf International collected a sample of black argillite with 10-15 per cent disseminated pyrite that yielded 0.18 per cent copper; no other significant values were obtained (Assessment Report 22026).

Refer to Inel (104B 113) for details of the Inel property 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 (See 104B 113 (INEL) for the following 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 for 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, Mar.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 19504