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File Created: 12-Nov-1988 by Laura L. Duffett (LLD)
Last Edit:  10-Aug-2020 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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NMI 104B10 Zn1
BCGS Map 104B066
Status Showing NTS Map 104B10W
Latitude 056º 36' 02'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 130º 56' 55'' Northing 6274635
Easting 380375
Commodities Gold, Silver, Zinc, Copper, Lead Deposit Types I02 : Intrusion-related Au pyrrhotite veins
I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
J01 : Polymetallic manto Ag-Pb-Zn
G06 : Noranda/Kuroko massive sulphide Cu-Pb-Zn
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

The Moonlight 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.

In 1984 prospecting along both sides of the upper Snippaker Ridge was conducted. As a result the Inel Ridge Zone (104B 258) was discovered on the west side and the new Moonlight Zone was discovered on the high east side of Snippaker Ridge.

Like the Inel Ridge Zone, the Moonlight Zone comprises quartz-carbonate-sulphide stockwork veins within pyritized fine-grained volcanic sediments. These strata are comprised of volcanic sandstone/siltstone.

Both the Inel Ridge and Moonlight Zones display widespread vein stockworks and sulphide mineralization and both show significant values in gold and silver as well as zinc and copper. Prospecting in 1984, returned values from samples from the Moonlight Zone as high as 0.18 per cent copper, minor lead, 6.56 per cent zinc, 15.09 grams per tonne silver and 13.37 grams per tonne gold (Property File: Grove, 1987).

Refer to the Inel (104B 113) for details of the property mineralization and a common 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 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
GCNL #152,#185, 1988
PR REL (Inel Resources Ltd., Aug.5,Sept.28, 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