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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  04-Aug-2020 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name CAYOTE (L.8343), COYOTE, RENO GOLD Mining Division Nelson
BCGS Map 082F015
Status Past Producer NTS Map 082F03E
Latitude 049º 10' 11'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 117º 07' 31'' Northing 5446331
Easting 490868
Commodities Gold, Silver Deposit Types I01 : Au-quartz veins
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

The Cayote mine consists of over 570 metres of underground workings which tested northeast trending quartz veins within Lower Cambrian Reno Formation quartzites and Lower Cambrian Laib Formation argillites and calcareous sediments. The Laib Formation is correlative with the Lardeau Group and the Reno Formation with the Hamill Group.

The adit exposes one of the five major north trending normal faults known in the Sheep Creek camp. Some gold and silver values are reported from the Cayote but production is included with the Reno mine (082FSW036). It is difficult to identify grades and tonnages originating from the Cayote adit although it is apparent that results of the development were economically unsatisfactory.

In 1984, Goldrich Resources Inc. completed a program of soil sampling and ground magnetometer and VLF-EM surveys on the area.

In 1987, Lightning Minerals Inc. drilled four holes on the occurrence. The highest assay result achieved was 2.78 grams per tonne gold over a 0.30 metre interval (Assessment Report 16833).

During 2008 through 2016, Yellowstone Resources Ltd. examined the area as the Sheep Creek property. In late 2016, Margaux Resources Ltd. optioned the property and in 2017 examined the area.

Refer to the Reno mine for a summary of the Sheep Creek mining camp.

EMPR AR 1909-276; 1940-68; *1941-67; 1942-64
EMPR ASS RPT 16728, (Part, 9), 16828, *16833
EMPR BULL 1; *31, pp. 44,45,77; 109
EMPR FIELDWORK 1987, pp. 19-30; 1988, pp. 33-43
EMPR OF 1988-1; 1989-11
GSC MAP 50-19A; 299A; 1068; 1090A; *1145A
GSC MEM 172; 308
GSC OF 1195
Lane, R.A. (2017-08-17): NI 43-101 Technical Report on the Sheep Creek Project