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File Created: 10-Nov-1995 by Craig H.B. Leitch (CHBL)
Last Edit:  13-Feb-1996 by Craig H.B. Leitch (CHBL)

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Name ENG 1, YAHK, YAK Mining Division Fort Steele
BCGS Map 082F020
Status Showing NTS Map 082F01E
Latitude 049º 07' 30'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 116º 03' 44'' Northing 5441775
Easting 568419
Commodities Zinc, Lead Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

The ENG 1 property is located 4.5 kilometres north-northeast of Yahk, centred on diamond-drill holes E90-1 and E90-2 (Assessment Report 20827) on a flat bench at an elevation of 1160 metres.

The claims are underlain by Aldridge Formation quartzites intruded by gabbro sills of the Moyie intrusions, both of the Purcell Supergroup of Middle Proterozoic age. Limited exploration by Cominco Ltd. and Kennco Inc. have indicated the presence of quartz veins with sulphides and some disseminated pyrrhotite and sphalerite. Drilling by Kokanee Explorations Ltd. intersected minor laminated pyrrhotite and some pyrite.

Abitibi Mining Corp. drilled 3 holes totalling 304 metres in 1998 on the Yahk property. The holes intersected zones of galena, sphalerite and pyrrhotite fracture filling in altered sediments of the Aldridge formation.

Rio Algom Ltd. is seeking interest in the property in 1999.

EM EXPL 1998-68-69
EM GEOS MAP 1998-2
EMPR ASS RPT 7626, *20827
EMPR FIELDWORK 1993, pp. 129-151; 1994, pp. 111-125; 1997, pp. 9-1-9-22
GSC OF 929; 2721
GCNL #219(Nov.16), 1998; #72(Apr.15), 1999; #120(June 22), 2000
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