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File Created: 23-Jan-1989 by Dorthe E. Jakobsen (DEJ)
Last Edit:  27-Mar-2022 by Nicole Barlow (NB)

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Name FAIR, SILVER COIN Mining Division Skeena
BCGS Map 104B010
Status Showing NTS Map 104B01E
Latitude 056º 05' 11'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 130º 01' 21'' Northing 6216166
Easting 436373
Commodities Silver Deposit Types
Tectonic Belt Insular Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

The Fair showing is located on the Fair crown grant (L. 2839) on the Big Missouri pack trail south of the Big Missouri deposit (104B 046). The property was examined by Granduc Mines Ltd. in 1967.

Located in the Intermontane Belt, the area, bounded on the west by the Coast Crystalline Complex and on the east by the Bowser Basin, is part of the volcanic arc assemblage of the Stikinia Terrane.

Mineralization is hosted by the Upper Triassic to Lower Jurassic Hazelton Group, Unuk River Formation metavolcanics. The Hazelton Group is a northwest trending steeply east dipping belt of folded andesitic lapilli tuffs, flows and breccia containing a thick sequence of argillite and siltstone infolded along a synclinal axis. The sequence is intruded by the Early Jurassic Texas Creek plutonic suite of dacitic porphyry dykes.

Host rocks in the area have been silicified, pyritized and sheared. The showing consists of a quartz vein mineralized with minor tetrahedrite. At the south end of the crown grant there is a well mineralized (minerals undefined) porphyry zone about 6.1 metres wide which has not been broken into. No other information is available.

The Fair area is part of the Silver Coin property worked on by Mountain Boy Minerals and Jayden Resource since the early 2000s.

See Silver Butte (104B 150) for related geological details and a common Silver Coin property work history. See also Silver Coin (104B 095).

EMPR ASS RPT 448, 29383, 32699, 33401, 38193, 38850, 39342
EMPR BULL 58; 63
EMPR FIELDWORK 1978, p. 104; 1982, pp. 183-195; 1983, pp. 149-165; 1984, pp. 316-342; 1985, pp. 217-219; 1986, pp. 81-102; 1987, pp. 211-216,349-352,489-493
EMPR OF 1987-22
EMPR PF (*Grove, E.W., (1981): Geological Report on the Silver Coin claim group, Salmon River district, Northwestern British Columbia)
GSC P 89-1E, pp. 145-154
Brown, D.A., (1987): Geological Setting of the Volcanic-Hosted Silbak Premier Mine, Northwestern British Columbia, M.Sc. Thesis, University of British Columbia (in Property File: 104B 054)
Butler, S. (2013-08-23): NI 43-101 Report – Silver Coin Project
Rennie, D.W. (2019-01-17): Technical Report on the Premier Project
Pinnacle Mines, Ltd. (2009-12-30): Silver Coin Gold Project NI 43-101 Preliminary Economic Assessment Report, Stewart, British Columbia, Canada
EMPR PFD 811908, 811909, 888079