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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 Au5
Name CLYDE (L.8873), BELT (L.9334), CLYDE-BELT, GOLD BELT, CLYDE BELT Mining Division Nelson
BCGS Map 082F015
Status Prospect NTS Map 082F03E
Latitude 049º 09' 35'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 117º 07' 32'' Northing 5445219
Easting 490846
Commodities Gold Deposit Types I01 : Au-quartz veins
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

The property is located at 1615 metres elevation on Clyde Creek, a tributary of Sheep Creek, some 11.2 kilometres southeast of Salmo. The Gold Belt (082FSW044) adjoins to the west and the Golden Belle (082FSW043) to the east.

The Clyde occurrence is underlain by quartzite and argillaceous quartzite of the Lower Cambrian Quartzite Range and Reno formations, both correlative with rocks of the Hamill Group. A quartz porphyry sill appears to follow the bedding. In the early 1900's, three adits were driven with underground development totalling more than 400 metres. Refer to Gold Belt (082FSW044) for a summary of the geology of Sheep Creek mining camp.

Gold values occur in a fissure that strikes approximately 075 degrees, with steep south dip, across the lower part of the Reno Formation close to the contact with the Quartzite range Formation to the east. The showing in the upper adit has been described as a quartz vein, 0.6 metre wide, carrying free gold. Oxidation has removed any sulphide mineralization originally present in the fissure.

Work History

The showings were discovered in 1905 and staked as the Belt claim. In 1909 the property comprised 5 claims owned by Messrs. Devlin, Wilson, Mahon and Poole, of Nelson. At that time an adit had been driven 30 metres and a small amount of ore sacked for shipment. The Britannia Mining Company, Limited Liability optioned the property in the spring of 1910 and development work was continued into 1911. Three adits were driven. The upper adit is 49 metres long, driven easterly along the vein with some stoping about 15 metres from the portal. The intermediate level is a northerly. crosscut 38 metres long with drifts totalling 41 metres easterly and westerly on the vein. The lower adit is a northerly crosscut 146 metres in length with a drift to the west for 23 metres. At 85 metres in the crosscut a working was driven northeasterly to the vein and a drift run easterly for 80 metres.

The Belt (Lot 9334) and Clyde (Lot 8873) claims were Crown-granted to Devlin & associates in 1911. The company charter was surrendered the following year.

The claims were under option to Gold Belt Mining Company, Limited in the 1930's but no work was reported.

In 1986 and 1987, Gunsteel Resources Inc. completed a program of underground and surface rehabilitation, drifting, surface and underground diamond drilling, trenching, geochemical sampling and geophysical surveys on the area.

In late 2016, Margaux Resources Ltd. optioned the property and in 2017 examined the area.

EMPR AR *1909-125; 1910-109; 1911-160; 1912-155; 1932-118; 1933-230;
1934-E16; 1936-E7; 1937-E47; 1938-A36,E3,39; 1939-38; 1940-25,
68; 1941-26,67; 1942-27; 1943-66; 1947-163; 1950-41,138; 1958-
A43; 1959-A48; 1960-A54; 1961-A49; 1963-A49; 1964-A55,116; 1965-
181; 1966-213; 1967-245
EMPR BULL *31, p. 65; 41; 109
EMPR FIELDWORK 1987, pp. 19-30; 1988, pp. 33-43; 1989, pp. 11-27;
1990, pp. 9-31
EMPR OF 1988-1; 1989-11; 1990-8; 1990-9; 1991-2
EMR MP CORPFILE (Gold Belt Mining Company Ltd.)
GSC MAP 50-19A; 299A; 1090A; 1091A; *1145A
GSC MEM *172, pp. 33,36; 308
GSC OF 1195
GCNL #70, 1979; #18,#233, 1982; #36,#66,#98, 1983
N MINER Feb.22, 1979; Apr.9, 1981; Dec.17, 1982
W MINER Apr., 1979
Lane, R.A. (2017-08-17): NI 43-101 Technical Report on the Sheep Creek Project