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File Created: 03-Jun-2013 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)
Last Edit:  10-Jun-2013 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name BONBON Mining Division Nanaimo
BCGS Map 092B081
Status Showing NTS Map 092B13W
Latitude 048º 52' 04'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 123º 53' 38'' Northing 5413143
Easting 434446
Commodities Gold Deposit Types
Tectonic Belt Insular Terrane Wrangell
Capsule Geology

The Bonbon occurrence is located east of Solly Creek.

The area is underlain by sediments of the Mississippian to Pennsylvanian Fourth Lake Formation (previously the upper part of Muller's Myra Formation; Buttle Lake Group). The sediments consist of interbedded laminated chert, argillite and siltstone with beds of fine to coarse-grained tuff. The unit, particularly the cherty intervals, is locally cut by quartz veins and veinlets.

Locally, four arsenopyrite bearing calcite veins several centimetres in width occur within cherts of the Fourth Lake Formation. Also, disseminated pyrite occurs within greywacke and sandstone, as identified by drilling.

In 1984, the claims were staked by L. Specogna. In 1985 and 1987, trenching and minor winkie drilling of the showing was completed. In 1990, two diamond drill holes, totalling 21.9 metres, were completed.

EMPR PFD 680535