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File Created: 02-Oct-1995 by Craig H.B. Leitch (CHBL)
Last Edit:  14-Dec-1995 by Craig H.B. Leitch (CHBL)

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Name BUCK, ELCR Mining Division Fort Steele
BCGS Map 082F050
Status Showing NTS Map 082F08E
Latitude 049º 26' 30'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 116º 02' 06'' Northing 5477003
Easting 569956
Commodities Gold Deposit Types I01 : Au-quartz veins
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

The Buck property is centred on some old trenching on a landing on the slope between Noke and Negro creeks. There is also an old adit in Noke Creek. Placer gold is known in this part of the upper Moyie river drainage (e.g. Moyie River, 082FSE102), and there are several other lode gold showings in the vicinity (e.g. Prospector's Dream, 082FSE029; Weaver, 082FSE116; and showings in Perry Creek, 10 kilometres to the northwest).

The property is underlain by rocks of the Purcell Supergroup of Middle Proterozoic age, mainly Aldridge Formation; some veins are found at the boundary with Creston Formation (Purcell Supergroup). These formations consist of siltstone, argillite and quartzite, regionally metamorphosed to greenschist facies. Mineralization is found in milky quartz veins along northeast-trending faults and shears parallel to the old Baldy fault. Float boulders of Middle Proterozoic Moyie intrusions gabbro are found in proximity to the Palmer Bar fault on the southeast and northeast portions of the property.

Mineralization consists of pyrite-bearing and limonite-stained quartz, or quartz containing hematite; minor visible gold is present in the ELCR vein on the property, but more is expected due to the placer gold taken from Noke Creek. A magnetite-hematite breccia with a width of 4 to 5 metres and strike length of 20 metres, associated with shearing and numerous narrow quartz veins, was discovered on the eastern part of the property in Palmer Bar Creek; wallrock here is silicified and partly chloritized.

An airborne, helicopter-mounted magnetic, electromagnetic and VLF (very low frequency) electromagnetic survey was flown over this and the adjoining Racki and LDM properties (082FSE118), to define the regional and local structures along which gold mineralization is found in this camp. The survey (Assessment Report 21098) indicates several such structures.

Rock geochemical sampling (Assessment Report 21863) did not reveal any significant anomalous values for gold or base metals.

EM GEOS MAP 1998-3
EMPR ASS RPT 11465, 13053, *17150, 21098, 21611, 21863, 22490
EMPR PF (Chapleau Resources Ltd. News Releases 1987, 1988)
GSC MAP 15-1957; 603A
GSC OF 820; 929; 2721