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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  22-Mar-2022 by Nicole Barlow (NB)

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NMI 104G6 Cu3
Name HICKS, SCHAFT CREEK, PEPSI, BOY, BIG, SNO Mining Division Liard
BCGS Map 104G025
Status Showing NTS Map 104G06E
Latitude 057º 17' 48'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 131º 00' 49'' Northing 6352200
Easting 378670
Commodities Copper, Molybdenum, Gold Deposit Types L04 : Porphyry Cu +/- Mo +/- Au
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

The Hicks area is underlain by volcanic rock of the Upper Triassic Stuhini Group in contact to the immediate west with the Middle to Late Triassic Hickman pluton (Stikine Plutonic Suite) consisting of hornblende-quartz diorite to granodiorite and tonalite.

In 1969 and 1970, Northern Valley Mines conducted a 60 kilometre ground magnetic survey and collected 833 soil samples over their Schaft Creek claims consisting of the Hicks, Big S, Boy, Sno, NVM and Pepsi claims which stretch up to 8 kilometres south from the confluence of Hickman Creek and Schaft Creek. The company reported mineralization occurring within plutonic rocks, but mostly within the highly fractured volcanics. Disseminations, stockworks and blebs of pyrite, chalcopyrite, bornite and lesser molybdenite occur.

See location notes for more details.

EMPR ASS RPT 2297, *2954, 34927, *35967
EMPR FIELDWORK 1988, pp. 251-267
EMPR GEM *1971-38; 1972-526
EMPR OF 1989-7
EMPR PF (Schaft Creek)
EMPR PFD 19607
GSC MAP 1957-9; 11-1971; 1418A
GSC P 71-44
CIM BULLETIN Vol. 68, No. 758, pp. 49-63, June 1975
Tetra Tech Canada Inc. (2021-01-15): Mineral Resource Estimate Update for the Schaft Creek Property, British Columbia, Canada