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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  03-Jul-2013 by Larry Jones (LDJ)

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NMI 082F15 Ag2
BCGS Map 082F076
Status Showing NTS Map 082F15W
Latitude 049º 45' 54'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 116º 56' 04'' Northing 5512505
Easting 504721
Commodities Lead, Zinc, Gold, Silver Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
J01 : Polymetallic manto Ag-Pb-Zn
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Kootenay
Capsule Geology

This group of claims lies along the western edge of the Highland and Florence properties and covers an area extending from near Cedar Creek to the South Fork of Woodbury Creek. Refer to the Silver Glance group (082FNE010) and the Noranda (082FNE038) for details of the deposit description.

The group consists of the Hercules, Sullivan, Noranda, Silver Bell, Glen Ellen, Harrison, Free Silver and Silver Glance claims. Three of the claims, formerly called the Pataha, Bugaboo and Ellen were relocated in 1951 under the respective names of Hercules, Sullivan and Noranda.

Most of the development work on the Hercules claim was done about 1890. The workings now consist of 36.5 metres of tunnel in two adits, a shaft 4.5 metres feet deep and some trenching. On the Sullivan claim a 22.8 metre shaft was put down about 1895. Apparently no work has been done on the Noranda claim. Nubar Mines Ltd. of Toronto hold an option on the claims in 1951 and are reported to have done some diamond drilling. The Asbestos-Corporation Ltd. did about 914.4 metres of diamond drilling in 30 holes in 1952. The results of this work have apparently not been released by the company.

The Silver Glance claim, which lies astride the South Fork of Woodbury Creek, about 3.2 kilometres from its mouth, has had the most development work done on it. The property was located in 1896 and was apparently worked intermittently for about 4 years. A tunnel at creek level follows the vein in a S 700 E direction for 65.6 metres. Here the vein splits and is followed by two branches of the tunnel, one going N 850 E for 22.8 metres, in which the vein appears to pinch out, the other branch extending for 18.2 metres S 70* E with the vein still in the face.

In 1952 Guichon Mine Ltd., owners of the Buckeye claim, held an option on all the above claims, however their work was apparently confined to the Buckeye.

EMPR AR 1896-93, 1899-298, 1951-160, 1952-165, 1954-133
EMPR GEM 1972-54, 1973-67
GSC MEM 228-61