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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  29-Aug-2007 by Sarah Meredith-Jones (SMJ)

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NMI 082K13 Pb3
Name LEAD STAR, SANDI Mining Division Revelstoke
BCGS Map 082K082
Status Past Producer NTS Map 082K13E
Latitude 050º 51' 44'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 117º 41' 25'' Northing 5634731
Easting 451420
Commodities Silver, Lead, Zinc, Gold, Copper Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Kootenay
Capsule Geology

The Lead Star is located south of Stephney Creek, a tributary of Sable Creek, about 8 kilometres northwest of the village of Camborne. The showing lies north of the Burniere (082KNW072).

Sulphides (galena, sphalerite, tetrahedrite, pyrite and chalcopyrite) occur in quartz veins sometimes accompanied by ankerite. The veins lie on top of graphitic schists and black gouge material and are overlain by carbonated chlorite schists and dark grey schists of the Cambrian to Devonian Lardeau Group (Broadview or Jowett formations).

A sample of ore assayed 14 grams per tonne gold, 504 grams per tonne silver, 30.4 per cent lead, 2.65 per cent copper and 28.1 per cent zinc (Minister of Mines Annual Report 1925, page 260). In 1930, 12 tonnes produced 19,315 grams of silver, 31 grams of gold, 3104 kilograms of lead and 1263 kilograms of zinc.

In 1999, a geological mapping program was conducted by Cascadia International and MagAlloy Corp. of America Inc. on behalf of 581606 B.C. Ltd. on the MAG group of claims which cover the showing.

EMPR AR *1925-260; 1926-271; 1928-318; 1929-340; 1930-230,261
EMPR ASS RPT 17809, 17911, 26115
GSC MEM 161, pp. 27,92,113
GSC OF 288; 432; 464; 481
EMPR PFD 521013, 521014