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File Created: 30-Apr-2014 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)
Last Edit:  08-May-2014 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name ZEUS (GOLD ZONE), GOLD ZONE Mining Division Fort Steele
BCGS Map 082G041
Status Showing NTS Map 082G05W
Latitude 049º 28' 47'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 115º 58' 05'' Northing 5481298
Easting 574751
Commodities Gold Deposit Types I : VEIN, BRECCIA AND STOCKWORK
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

The Zeus (Gold Zone) occurrence is located on the north side of Wuho Creek, approximately 15 kilometres west-southwest of Cranbrook.

Regionally, the area is central to the Purcell Anticlinorium, a broad, generally north-plunging structure in southeastern British Columbia that is cored by Middle Proterozoic Purcell Supergroup rocks and flanked by Late Proterozoic Windermere Group or Paleozoic sedimentary rock. The Purcell Supergroup comprises an early synrift succession, the Aldridge Formation, and an overlying, generally shallow water post-rift or rift fill sequence that includes the Creston and Kitchener Formations and younger Purcell rocks.

The area is within a broad area between the Moyie and Perry Creek Faults that is cut by numerous north-northeast–trending faults sub-paralleling the regional faults. Some zones of isoclinal folding occur along these structures. One of the more significant faults of this north-northeast type is the Palmer Bar Fault, a west-dipping normal fault with 300 to 400 metres of movement on it. Crossing the Palmer Bar and other faults is the east-west– oriented Cranbrook Fault, a north-dipping normal fault juxtaposing Lower Creston rocks against Middle Aldridge. The core of the exploration activity has focused efforts along the Cranbrook Fault on the Bar and Zeus properties.

Locally, a quartz vein-bearing shear zone and associated footwall quartz-dolomite breccia zone hosts pyrite, sphalerite with lesser galena and chalcopyrite and trace tetrahedrite mineralization. The veins are up to 0.4 metre wide but tend to be less than 0.01 metre. The zone strikes north east and dips steeply to the northwest with widths ranging from 6.0 to 9.5 metres.

In 2008, drill hole Z-07-4 intersected 2.0 metres yielding 1.827 grams per tonne gold, including 3.68 grams per tonne over 0.8 metre (Assessment Report 30946).

During 2004 through 2009, Ruby Red Resources completed programs of geological mapping, geochemical sampling, ground electromagnetic surveys and 5 diamond drill holes, totalling 461.57 metres, on the area as the Zeus claims, Purcell Block property. In 2012, PJX Resources completed 4 diamond drill holes, totalling 1093 metres, on the area.

Bibliography
EMPR ASS RPT 28249, 29717, 29657, 30586, *30946, 33860
GSC MEM 228, p. 68
GSC P 37-27, p. 17
GSC MAP 15-1957
EMPR PFD 822587, 822590

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