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File Created: 12-Feb-1990 by Kirk Hancock (KDH)
Last Edit:  01-Jan-0001 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)

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Name SPARTACUS Mining Division Liard
BCGS Map 104B057
Status Showing NTS Map 104B10E
Latitude 056º 34' 42'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 130º 41' 09'' Northing 6271721
Easting 396440
Commodities Silver, Copper, Gold Deposit Types L01 : Subvolcanic Cu-Ag-Au (As-Sb)
I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

The showing occurs in the creek below the E & L nickel prospect adit at 1355 metres elevation. It consists of a single quartz- sulphide vein in dacitic plagioclase porphyritic ash-lapilli tuffs of the Early Jurassic Betty Creek Formation. The quartz vein is eight centimetres wide and is exposed along strike for two metres. Mineralization consists of a central, 2 centimetre zone of massive and disseminated sulphides, chalcopyrite, pyrite, tetrahedrite, with secondary malachite and azurite.

An assay of a 2 metre chip sample along strike yielded 1500 grams per tonne silver, 3.15 per cent copper, and 0.082 grams per tonne gold (personal communication with Kirk Hancock, 1990). The showing was discovered by Geological Survey Branch geologists during mapping near the E & L prospect in 1989.

EMPR FIELDWORK 1989, pp. 337-341
EMPR PFD 820578, 820579, 803472