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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  05-Apr-1991 by Laura L. Coughlan (LLC)

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Name ABE LINCOLN (L.1296) Mining Division Trail Creek
BCGS Map 082F001
Status Showing NTS Map 082F04W
Latitude 049º 04' 12'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 117º 48' 42'' Northing 5435555
Easting 440716
Commodities Gold, Copper Deposit Types L01 : Subvolcanic Cu-Ag-Au (As-Sb)
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Quesnel, Plutonic Rocks
Capsule Geology

The old Abe Lincoln workings are hosted by the Lower Jurassic Rossland monzonite which is comprised of a biotite-hornblende-augite monzonite stock which is medium-grained, grey to green in color and hosts magnetite, apatite, some sphene with chlorite, epidote, pyrite, and pyrrhotite. The monzonite intrudes the Lower Jurassic Rossland Group (Elise Formation) sediments, volcanics and augite porphyry sill.

On the surface, the claim hosts an east-west striking vein which is comprised of auriferous pyrrhotite, chalcopyrite, and pyrite. Pyrite occurs as well formed crystals in the pyrrhotite and as disseminations in the host rock. A wide, porphyritic dyke cross- cuts the monzonite to the north and west of the workings. The Abe Lincoln mineralization is classed as typical Rossland-type.

EMPR AR 1897-537,569; 1898-1096,1188; 1901-1048; 1914-332
EMPR BULL *74; 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; 1991-16
GSC MAP 1004; 1504A; 1518
GSC MEM 77, pp. 11,95,160
GSC OF 1195
GSC P 79-26
ECON GEOL Vol.68, 1973, pp. 1337-1346
PERS COMM Andrew, K., March 1991
Thorpe, R.I. (1967): Controls of Hypogene Sulphide Zoning, Rossland, British Columbia, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Wisconsin
EMPR PFD 750548, 822474, 822475