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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  15-Sep-1995 by Craig H.B. Leitch (CHBL)

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Name CARIBOO, ZINC, EAGLE, GOLD BAR, CND Mining Division Fort Steele
BCGS Map 082F040
Status Showing NTS Map 082F08E
Latitude 049º 22' 50'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 116º 10' 19'' Northing 5470091
Easting 560103
Commodities Lead, Zinc, Tungsten, Uranium, Silver, Gold, Molybdenum Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
I12 : W veins
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

The Cariboo showing is located at about 1980 metres elevation at the headwaters of North Moyie Creek; it has been explored as the Zinc (Eagle) claims (Assessment Report 20936), the Gold Bar claims (Assessment Report 22493) and is mentioned in Assessment Report 16656 on the CND claims.

The Helikian Creston Formation (Purcell Supergroup) consists of quartzitic siltstone and argillaceous quartzite with a strong 025 degree trending, steeply east-dipping cleavage. The bedding, which trends northeast and dips northwest, is tightly folded on a 30 to 40 degree north-plunging axis.

The Cariboo main showing consists of an irregular mass of iron carbonate and sericite schist cut by a fine stockwork of white quartz veinlets and irregular veinlets of chlorite or serpentine. Galena and sphalerite occur in the quartz veins and scheelite occurs disseminated and in fractures. A 4.3-metre sample assayed 0.34 per cent lead, 0.68 per cent zinc, 1.17 per cent tungsten and 0.022 per cent equivalent uranium. A grab sample assayed 48 grams per tonne silver, 4.58 per cent lead, 1.09 per cent zinc, 0.34 per cent tungsten and 0.025 per cent equivalent uranium (Geology, Exploration and Mining in B.C. 1969).

Assessment Reports 20936 and 23121 describe the showing as a carbonatite occurrence, consisting of a medium grained, buff coloured, rusty weathering dolomite dike striking north and dipping 70 degrees east, parallel to foliation, but lensing out along bedding. Trenching showed anomalous cobalt values to 800 parts per million but low gold; two diamond-drill holes yielded gold values up to 1000 parts per billion and 3470 parts per million molybdenum.

EM GEOS MAP 1998-3
EMPR AR 1954-145; 1955-68
EMPR ASS RPT *16656, 20936, 23121, 22493
EMPR GEM *1969-347
EMPR OF 1990-32; 1991-17
EMPR PF (Maps by J.T. Fyles)
GSC OF 551