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File Created: 17-Apr-1986 by Larry Jones (LDJ)
Last Edit:  30-Jul-1987 by Larry Jones (LDJ)

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NMI 082M14 Pb1
Name ELSIE (L.5227), BILLIE (L.5228) Mining Division Kamloops
BCGS Map 082M002
Status Developed Prospect NTS Map 082M04E
Latitude 051º 04' 10'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 119º 37' 34'' Northing 5660828
Easting 316016
Commodities Lead, Zinc, Silver Deposit Types E14 : Sedimentary exhalative Zn-Pb-Ag
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Kootenay
Capsule Geology

The area is underlain by the Lower Cambrian part of the Eagle Bay Formation consisting of siliceous and graphitic phyllites, phyllitic limestones and greenschist. The metavolcanics and metasediments generally strike northeast and dip 10 to 40 degrees northwest. The rocks are cut by Late Cretaceous or Early Tertiary quartz-feldspar porphyry and mafic dykes with northerly trends.

Mineralization comprises sulphides of silver, lead and zinc within metasedimentary rocks on the north limb of the Nitwikwaia synform. The showings occur within a dominantly metasedimentary succession (EBGs) of siliceous and/or graphitic phyllite, calca- reous phyllite, streaky banded calc-silicate rock, limestone, and quartzite. The metasediments are stratigraphically underlain by chloritic schists and greenstone (EBG Preto et al in prepara- tion).

The mineralization occurs as layers, lenses and pods of semi-massive to massive sulphides, generally within a siliceous gangue. The sulphide horizons are generally well banded and conformable to the schistosity and, where observed, to the bedding. Intense deformation of the rocks has caused discontinuity and marked variability in the widths of the sulphide horizons which tend to thicken in the hinge zones of folds.

The Elsie deposit, 1200 metres southwest of the Lucky Coon (082M 012), consists of several showings and drill intersections along an 800 metre strike length. Mineralization, averaging 30 centimetres wide, is semi-massive galena, sphalerite, pyrite and minor chalcopyrite within greenschist underlain by black phyllites. A 0.75 metre sample from an adit assayed 357 grams per tonne silver, 26 per cent lead and 10.2 per cent zinc.

EM FIELDWORK 1998, pp. 223-246
EMPR AR 1927-199,200; 1928-210; 1929-218; 1930-184,185; 1936-D40-43
EMPR ASS RPT 1936, 2616, 6513, 7019, 9915, 10665, (same, as, 11022), *11521, 11601, *11933, *13142, *13381, *13542, *16024
EMPR EXPL 1977-E91; 1982-108,109; 1983-156; 1984-113; 1985-C100
EMPR FIELDWORK 1978, pp. 31-37; 1979, pp. 28-36; 1984, pp. 67-76
EMPR OF 2000-22
EMR MP CORPFILE (Norlex Mines Limited, East Lemhi Mining Company, Consolidated Giant Metallics Ltd., Adams Silver Resources Inc.)
GSC MAP 48-1963; 5320G
GSC OF *637
GCNL Oct. 29, Dec. 12, 1984; June 13, 1985; #228, 1987
N MINER Nov. 1, 1984
NAGMIN Nov. 9, 1984 (p. 1); June 7 (p. 14), Nov. 19, 1985
Dickie, G.J., Preto, V.A. and Schiarizza, P., (in preparation 1986): *Mineral Deposits of the Adams Plateau - Clearwater area
Hainsworth, W.G. (1973): Report on the Lucky Coon Claims, Aug. 1973 in Consolidated Giant Metallics Ltd. Statement of Material Facts, October 17, 1973