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File Created: 28-Mar-2012 by Nicole Barlow (NB)
Last Edit:  08-Apr-2019 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name DARLIN, MS PEG, HORN, PINETREE, BURN, WILCUM Mining Division Fort Steele
BCGS Map 082F060, 082F070
Status Prospect NTS Map 082F09E
Latitude 049º 36' 07'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 116º 06' 22'' Northing 5494758
Easting 564589
Commodities Zinc, Lead, Silver Deposit Types E14 : Sedimentary exhalative Zn-Pb-Ag
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

The Darlin occurrence is in the head waters a small northwest flowing creek, approximately 2.5 kilometres southeast of Pudding Burn and at an elevation of approximately 1750 metres.

Regionally, the area lies within the central portion of the Purcell Anticlinorium, which consists of sedimentary argillites and quartzites and related intrusions of gabbro sills and dikes of the mid-Proterozoic (middle) Aldridge Formation and Moyie Intrusions. The mid-Proterozoic Hellroaring Creek stock intrudes this rock assemblage to the south west of the property and a major structural break (St. Mary's fault) has juxtaposed younger Precambrian rocks onto this rock formation to the south.

Locally, near the top of the lower Aldridge Formation, massive sulphide mineralization occurs in discrete beds varying in thickness from 0.10 metre to greater than 1.0 metres. Mineralization consists mainly of pyrrhotite with lesser galena, sphalerite and minor chalcopyrite. Alteration minerals consist of albite, silica and chlorite.

In 1991, samples of out crop, located approximately 900 metres to the north west, assayed up to 1.2 per cent zinc and 0.5 per cent lead (Property File - Daly, W. D. (1991-10-16): News Release: diamond drill program on Darlin claims). Later in 1991, a drill hole (D91-2) intersected several massive sulphide beds, over 70 metres of stratigraphy, returning up to 0.14 per cent lead and 3 grams per tonne silver over 0.5 metre, whereas another intersection yielded 0.67 per cent zinc over 0.3 metre (Assessment Report 22252).

In 1992, diamond drill hole H-92-02 yielded up to 0.24 per cent zinc and 0.63 per cent lead over 0.15 metre; other intersections included 3.4 per cent zinc over 0.07 metre, 3.0 per cent zinc over 0.10 metre and 1.4 per cent zinc over 0.10 metre (Property File - Kokanee Explorations Ltd. [1992-01-01]: 1992 Horn Summary Log). Also at this time, drill hole H-92-01 yielded intercepts with values of up to 1.35 per cent zinc, 0.98 per cent lead and 16.4 grams per tonne silver over 0.30 metre and 2.39 per cent zinc, 0.671 per cent lead and 22.0 grams per tonne silver over 0.20 metre (Property File - Minnova Inc. (1992-08-27): Drill Hole Record and Assays - H-92-1 - Horn).

Another area of mineralization, located approximately 0.6 kilometre to the south west on the Horn 80 claim, has been intersected by diamond drilling (hole H92-3ex) and consists of disseminated to blebby sulphides in scattered, thin, quartz-chlorite veinlets up to 2 centimetres thick, along with disseminated to semi-massive sulphides in beds varying in width from 2 to 25 centimetres. Mineralization consists of pyrrhotite with lesser arsenopyrite, sphalerite, galena and chalcopyrite.

In 1984 and, BP Resources completed programs of rock, silt and soil sampling on the area as the Pinetree 1-3 claims. In 1985, Trans-Artic Explorations completed an airborne geophysical survey on the area immediately west as the Angus and Burn claims. In 1991, Kokanee Exploration Ltd., on behalf of Chapleau Resources Ltd. and Barkhor Resources Inc., completed a program of geological mapping, geochemical surveys and 13 diamond drill holes, totalling 2700 metres, on the area as the Horn and Darlin claims. The following year, five diamond drill holes were completed on the area. This program confirmed the continuation of sulphides found in out crop, 1 kilometre away, and over 70 to 100 metres of stratigraphy. In 1995, Consolidated Ramrod Gold completed a single, 408.9-metre, diamond drill hole. In 1998 and 1999, Black Bull Resources conducted prospecting and soil sampling in the area as the Burn and Horn claims. During 2008 through 2012, the area was prospected and sampled as the Wilcum property by DW Exploration. In 2014, the area was prospected and rock sampled by C. Kennedy as the MS PEG property.

EMPR PF (unknown (unknown): Geophysical map of Horn, Darlin, Sullivan, Kokanee; unknown (unknown): Drill hole map, Darlin Claims; Kokanee Explorations Ltd. (unknown): Darlin Property horizontal loop survey, out of phase component; Kokanee Explorations Ltd. (unknown): Darlin drill hole #3 notes; Kokanee Explorations Ltd. (unknown): Darlin Property horizontal loop survey, in phase component; Kerr Addison Mines Ltd. (1971-09-01): Geochemical Survey - Silt and Soil Sampling Plan - St. Mary Lake - E 1/2 - Dewar Creek Project; Kokanee Explorations Ltd. (1991-01-01): Horn Property Geology Map; Kokanee Explorations Ltd. (1991-01-01): Horn Property Claims Map; Crone Geophysics and Exploration Ltd (1991-01-01): Surface PEM Readings; Acme Analytical Laboratories Ltd. (1991-01-01): Assay Results and Geochemical Analysis Certificates - 91-5167 and 91-5029 - Kokanee Explorations Ltd. - Horn/Darlin Property; Burge, C. (1991-10-01): Horn/Darlin Property Exam, Kokanee Exploration Ltd; Daly, W. D. (1991-10-16): News Release: diamond drill program on Darlin claims; Rodgers, G. M. (1991-10-25): Re: Information about gold in David property, Moyie River; Stephenson, L.G. (1991-11-01): Report on the phase I exploration program on the Darlin Claims, St. Mary's Lake Area, Kimberley; Stephenson, L.G. (1991-12-01): Report on the phase II exploration program on the Darlin Claims, St. Mary's Lake Area, Kimberley; Kokanee Explorations Ltd. (1992-01-01): Horn/Darlin longitudinal section through the plane of the D-91-02 Zinc Exhalite; Kokanee Explorations Ltd. (1992-01-01): UTEM survey at Darlin Property; Kokanee Explorations Ltd. (1992-01-01): Horn Project, map of proposed drill hole; *Kokanee Explorations Ltd. (1992-01-01): 1992 Horn Summary Log; Mineral Environments Laboratories (1992-07-17): ICP Reports - 1992 - Minnova Inc. - Horn; Burge, C. (1992-07-24): 1992 Horn Diamond Drill Proposal; Berger, T. (1992-07-29): Lithogeochem Sample Record and Sketch Maps - Horn; *Minnova Inc. (1992-08-27): Drill Hole Record and Assays - H-92-1 - Horn; Woods Geophysical Consulting (1992-09-01): Horn Project Borehole Pulse EM, Hole H-92-05, Loop C; Kokanee Explorations Ltd. (1994-03-01): Horn Property, Horn Area Compilation Map)