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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  08-Apr-2019 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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NMI 082F9 Cu1
Name GOOD HOPE (L.9820), JAG 19 Mining Division Fort Steele
BCGS Map 082F059
Status Showing NTS Map 082F09W
Latitude 049º 32' 59'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 116º 19' 51'' Northing 5488784
Easting 548403
Commodities Copper, Silver Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
I06 : Cu+/-Ag quartz veins
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

The Good Hope (Lower adit, Jag 19) occurrence is in a steep creek valley, east of Fiddler Creek and southwest of Mount Evans, at an elevation of approximately 1735 metres.

The area is underlain by quartzite and siltstone of the mid-Proterozoic (middle) Aldridge Formation (Purcell Supergroup), intruded by meta-gabbro or meta-diorite of the Proterozoic Moyie Intrusions. Three or more of these sills, from 60 to 180 metres thick, strike in a northwest direction through the area for an aggregate length of 3.5 kilometres.

Locally, a diorite and/or gabbro host a 0.3 to 2.0-metre wide quartz-calcite vein in an irregular fault zone, trending 68 to 140 degrees and dipping 78 to 90 degrees south. Mineralization consists of pyrite and chalcopyrite. Disseminated chalcopyrite is also reported in the host diorite. The zone has been followed underground for approximately 90 metres.

In 1972, a 0.6 to 1.5-metre wide channel sample (CH1933) assayed 0.41 per cent copper and 2.1 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 4235).

In 1973, a sample from the adit assayed 0.55 per cent copper over 4.2 metres (Assessment Report 4829).

In 1989, a dump sample (7201) assayed 0.70 per cent copper and 4.4 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 19149). The adit(s) were reported to be inaccessible.

Work on the Good Hope group prior to 1901 consisted of a 15-metre adit. In 1912, the Good Hope, Rose, and Toolips claims (Lots 9820-9822, respectively) were Crown-granted to Mr. C.H. Pollen.

The JAG 1-58 claims were staked in March 1972 by A. Hopkins, of Toronto. Mount Evans Copper Corp. Inc., incorporated in Ontario in May 1972, acquired 18 of the Jag claims. During this time a program of rock and soil sampling, geological mapping and trenching was completed on the claims. The following year, a program of rock, silt and soil sampling and a 0.2 line-kilometre induced polarization survey were completed. In 1984 and 1985, Grom Resources completed programs of geochemical sampling, geological mapping and a 9.5 line-kilometre ground electromagnetic survey on the area as the Goodhope and Whitefish claim groups. In 1989, Yellow Band Resources completed a program of geological mapping and a 6.0 line-kilometre induced polarization survey on the area as the Evans 1 and Terra 3 claims.

EMPR AR 1901-1007, 1912-325
EMPR ASS RPT *4235, *4829, 12825, 14655, *19149
EMPR GEM 1973-70, 1974-74
EMPR PF (A.C. Skerl (1957-07-10): Report on Mining Properties; East Kootenay District, B.C.)
GSC MAP 15-1957
GSC P 52-15, p. 5
EMPR PFD 810671, 521034