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File Created: 22-Apr-1991 by George Owsiacki (GO)
Last Edit:  08-Apr-2019 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name WAIT, HUNT Mining Division Fort Steele
BCGS Map 082G072
Status Prospect NTS Map 082G12W
Latitude 049º 42' 00'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 115º 47' 28'' Northing 5505978
Easting 587174
Commodities Zinc, Silver, Lead, Copper, Gold Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

The Wait occurrence is located north of Wait Creek, approximately 2.3 kilometres northwest of its junction with Mather Creek.

The area is underlain by mid-Proterozoic (Helikian) Aldridge Formation (Purcell Supergroup) quartzites, greywackes and argillites. These have been intruded by dioritic sills of the Proterozoic Moyie Intrusions and by Cretaceous felsic intrusions.

Locally, as identified by drilling, metamorphosed fine-grained clastic sediments comprised of mudstones, siltstones and sandstones are cut by small quartz veinlets with minor chlorite alteration. Mineralization in the quartz veinlets consists of pyrite, pyrrhotite, and minor amounts of sphalerite, galena and chalcopyrite. Numerous faults are also evident.

In 1986, diamond drill hole 86-2 yielded values of up to 0.760 per cent zinc, 0.062 per cent lead, 3.3 grams per tonne silver and 0.21 gram per tonne gold, and a 12-metre section averaged 0.10 gram per tonne gold (Assessment Report 15496).

In 1972, a 12.8 line-kilometre induced polarization survey was completed on the area as the Hunt claims. The following year, a program of soil sampling geological mapping was performed. In 1986, Normine Resources and Victoria Resources drilled two diamond drill holes, totalling 947.2 metres, on the area as the Wait claims. The following year, a program of electromagnetic geophysical surveys and a further five diamond drill holes, totalling 1320.5 metres, were completed. In 1996, Sedex Mining completed a lone, 227.7-metre diamond drill hole.

EMPR ASS RPT 4123, 4268, *15496, 15824, 16613, 16614, 17043, 24769
EMPR OF 1988-14
GSC MAP 11-1960
GSC P 58-10
EMPR PFD 901526, 3478, 3479, 9016, 889380