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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  07-Dec-1989 by Garry J. Payie (GJP)

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Name WANDERER, L. GRANT Mining Division Alberni
BCGS Map 092F013
Status Showing NTS Map 092F03W
Latitude 049º 07' 23'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 125º 28' 48'' Northing 5444097
Easting 319062
Commodities Gold, Silver, Lead, Copper Deposit Types I06 : Cu+/-Ag quartz veins
Tectonic Belt Insular Terrane Wrangell
Capsule Geology

The Wanderer occurrence is situated in a small gulch about 400 metres from the west shore of the east arm of Kennedy Lake, about 3.2 kilometres from the mouth of Kennedy River.

The area is underlain by Karmutsen Formation basalt and andes- ite, and Quatsino Formation limestone, both of the Upper Triassic Vancouver Group. These are overlain by Lower Jurassic Bonanza Group flows, tuffs and breccias ranging from basalt to rhyodacite in comp- osition. Small quartz diorite to quartz monzonite stocks of the Early to Middle Eocene Tofino Intrusive Suite (previously Catface Intrusions) occur in the area.

A quartz vein is mineralized sparingly with small grains of pyr- ite, galena, tetrahedrite and in some places visible gold. The vein is 5 to 15 centimetres wide and has been traced along strike for "several hundred feet", and vertically for at least 60 metres. The vein strikes at 140 degrees and dips 72 degrees north through Karmutsen andesite. The vein is thought to be genetically related to a dioritic stock that occurs nearby.

Development work, done prior to 1923, consists of 2 short drifts about 3 metres in length, open-cuts and stripping. A sample across 15 centimetres assayed 10.97 grams per tonne gold and 27.43 grams per tonne silver. A selected sample assayed 63.77 grams per tonne gold, 27.43 grams per tonne silver and 15 per cent copper (Minister of Mines Annual Report 1918).

EMPR AR *1918-262, *1919-197, *1920-223, *1921-213, *1923-245
EMPR FIELDWORK 1988, pp. 61-74
GSC MAP 17-1968; 1386A
GSC OF 463
GSC P 68-50; 72-44
GSC SUM RPT *1920A, p. 19
Carson, D.J.T. (1968): Metallogenic Study of Vancouver Island With Emphasis on the Relationships of Mineral Deposits to Plutonic Rocks, Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis, Carleton University