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File Created: 22-May-1986 by Larry Jones (LDJ)
Last Edit:  12-Nov-2014 by Laura deGroot (LDG)

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Name CK Mining Division Kamloops
BCGS Map 082M093
Status Developed Prospect NTS Map 082M13E
Latitude 051º 54' 40'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 119º 34' 14'' Northing 5754274
Easting 323195
Commodities Zinc, Lead, Silver, Copper, Gallium Deposit Types S01 : Broken Hill-type Pb-Zn-Ag+/-Cu
E13 : Irish-type carbonate-hosted Zn-Pb
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Barkerville
Capsule Geology

The CK area is underlain by metasedimentary rocks of the Precambrian-Paleozoic(?) Shuswap Metamorphic Complex consisting of quartz-feldspar-hornblende gneiss, amphibolite, calc-silicate gneiss and minor quartzite and marble. The metasediments are cut by pegmatites and granitic intrusives.

The general structure of the area is composed of an east-facing succession folded into a broad open, east plunging synform. Locally the structures are complex resulting in dip reversals and repetition and omission of lithologies.

A sulphide layer, up to 2.1 kilometres long and 7.8 metres wide, is confined to a calcareous horizon that trends southeast on the southern limb of the synform. The calcareous horizon consists of calc-silicate gneiss and carbonates which is structurally underlain by hornblende gneiss and amphibolite and overlain by quartz-feldspar gneiss and pelitic schist.

The sulphide layer consists of massive sphalerite and pyrrhotite, minor galena and trace chalcopyrite. Gangue quartz, diopside, calcite, amphibole and plagioclase are common and fluorite and vesuvianite occur locally. A 0.6 metre chip sample assayed 21.85 per cent zinc, 4.41 per cent lead and 0.057 per cent copper (Fieldwork 1979). Drilling results gave an average grade of 11.2 per cent zinc and 1.6 per cent lead over 2.5 metres along a 600 metre strike length (Assessment Report 7213).

The CK property overlies 12 mineralized lead-zinc occurrences where indicated reserves are 1,490,365 tonnes grading 8.6 per cent zinc, 1.4 per cent lead and 8.5 grams per tonne silver (George Cross News Letter November 26, 1986). See 082M 137, 225-228, 245-251.

In 1998, V.G. Wiens prospected the claims. BWI Resources Ltd. purchased the CK claims in 1999.

EMPR ASS RPT *5189, *5192, *6909, *7213, *7299, *7644, *8317
*16030, *17539, 18359, 19467, 25641
EMPR BULL 80, p. 87
EMPR EXPL 1978-E116; 1979-E118; 1980-146,147
EMPR FIELDWORK *1979, pp. 23-27
EMPR GEM 1974-99
EMPR MAP 65 (1989)
EMPR OF 1992-1; 1998-10; 2000-22
EMPR PF (Prospectors Report 1997-12 by Denis Delisle)
GSC MAP 48-1963
GSC OF 637
GCNL #1(Jan.3), 1989; #131(Jul.10), 2000