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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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NMI 082F3 Au3
Name ALEXANDER, ALEXANDRA (L.9078), ALEXANDRIA, QUEEN Mining Division Nelson
BCGS Map 082F015
Status Past Producer NTS Map 082F03E
Latitude 049º 08' 15'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 117º 07' 34'' Northing 5442749
Easting 490801
Commodities Lead Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

This property is located on Waldie creek near its junction with Sheep Creek. The Kootenay Belle (082FSW046) property adjoins on the northeast. Other associated properties are the Yellowstone, Queen, Vancouver and Midnight (082FSW052, 048, 049 and 050).

The Alexander vein occurs in quartzite of the Lower Cambrian Quartzite Range Formation (correlative with rocks of the Hamill Group). The vein, typical of the Sheep Creek camp, is a northeast trending quartz vein along a fault zone which has about 3 metres dextral movement. The vein is for the most part narrow and little more than a fissure but locally is up to 30 to 50 centimetres wide. Two small ore shoots in the order of 13 and 4 metres long respectively, were intersected and a small amount of ore was produced which contained pyrite and galena in a quartz gangue. Oxidation of the vein extends to all the old working levels. Two quartz porphyry sills, which are a combined 5 metres thick, intruded the sedimentary succession and are exposed in the underground workings. See the Queen occurrence (082FSW048) for a summary of the general geology of the Sheep Creek camp.

EMPR AR 1902-296; 1903-241; 1909-124; 1910-247; 1915-136,159; 1922-
205; 1932-193; 1934-E190
EMPR BULL *31, pp. 28,68,73,74; 41; 109
EMPR PF (Starr, C.C. (1929): Report of Preliminary Examination of
the Queen Mine, 12 p. (in 082FSW048); Plan of Alexandria
GSC MAP 50-19A; *299A; 1090A; *1145A
GSC MEM *172, pp. 42-45; 308
GSC OF 1195
GSC SUM RPT 1929, Part A, p. 257
Lane, R.A. (2017-08-17): NI 43-101 Technical Report on the Sheep Creek Project