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File Created: 22-Feb-2003 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  22-Feb-2003 by Garry J. Payie (GJP)

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Name BOYD, ZINC Mining Division Revelstoke
BCGS Map 082K083
Status Showing NTS Map 082K14W
Latitude 050º 50' 51'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 117º 29' 36'' Northing 5632982
Easting 465270
Commodities Zinc, Lead Deposit Types * : Unknown
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Kootenay
Capsule Geology

In 1976, a reconnaissance geochemical program revealed a large lead-zinc anomaly along the north side of upper Boyd Creek and the Boyd claims were staked by a consortium consisting of Dome Exploration Canada, Salsigne Exploration Ltd. and Union Oil Company of Canada Ltd. An electromagnetic survey (6.3 kilometres) was conducted in 1976. In 1977, the consortium collected 25 silt and soil samples, 13 rock samples and conducted mapping and prospecting surveys. In 1984, J.R. Woodcock, who conducted the earlier work, staked the same area as the Zinc claims. He collected 190 soil samples for analysis.

The Boyd area is underlain by rocks of the Lower Cambrian Badshot Formation and Cambrian to Devonian Index Formation (Lardeau Group). White limestone, quartzite and phyllite are reported to belong to the Badshot Formation. Limy phyllite containing minor dark grey or black limestone is correlated with the Index Formation. The strata strikes between 130 and 140 degrees with steep dips ranging from 80 degrees southwest to 70 degrees northeast.

The Dome consortium collected a number of rock samples from "Camp Creek". The most significant sample came from the contact area of a quartzose sericite phyllite and darker chloritic phyllite. The sample yielded 0.225 per cent lead and 1.09 per cent zinc (Assessment Report 6496).

In 1984, it was reported that exposures of weathered schist in the bed of a small creek were thought to host disseminations of lead and zinc, which gave rise to the significant lead-zinc geochemical anomaly. Sparse galena was observed in dolomite-quartz rock (outcrop?).

EMPR ASS RPT *6496, *14592
EMPR EXPL 1977-71, 1985-C84