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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  29-Nov-2013 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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NMI 092F4 Au1
Name GOLD FLAKE, TRANQUIL GOLD, MAY, EDMAR, TOFINO Mining Division Alberni
BCGS Map 092F022
Status Past Producer NTS Map 092F04E
Latitude 049º 14' 46'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 125º 40' 58'' Northing 5458279
Easting 304754
Commodities Gold Deposit Types I06 : Cu+/-Ag quartz veins
Tectonic Belt Insular Terrane Wrangell
Capsule Geology

The Gold Flake occurrence is located on the western side of Tranquil Creek at an elevation of approximately 800 metres. The Fandora (MINFILE 092F 041) occurrence is located 0.8 kilometres to the north east and on strike with the Gold Flake occurrence.

The area lies within greenstone of the pre-Jurassic Westcoast Complex near a contact with a quartz diorite intrusion of the Early to Middle Jurassic Island Plutonic Suite (Tofino Batholith).

The occurrence is comprised of a quartz carbonate vein which parallels an andesite dike that strikes approximately 070 degrees and dips between 49 to 53 degrees north. The vein is 5.7 to 7.5 centimetres wide and has been traced for about 25 metres. Details about the mineralogy are not given but the mineralization is thought to be similar to the Fandora.

Gold assays range from 5.49 to 442.68 grams per tonne (1:240 scale, Map of the Gold Flake Working). In 1940, 45 tonnes of ore was shipped from this property and produced 809 grams of gold.

In 2006, Doublestar Resources completed a program of metallurgical, rock, soil and silt sampling. In 2009 and 2011, Selkirk Metal Corp. completed programs of silt and soil sampling on the area as the Fandora Property.

Gold assays range from 5.49 to 442.68 grams per tonne (1:240 scale, Map of the Gold Flake Working). In 1940, 45 tonnes of ore was shipped from this property and produced 809 grams of gold.

Bibliography
EMPR AR 1940-27; *1946-183, 186, 187; 1947-182; 1949-221; 1957-69;
1958-59; 1963-109; 1964-166
EMPR ASS RPT 26139, 29325, 31379, 32456
EMPR PF (Map of the Gold Flake Working, 1:240 scale; Various maps and
reports, see Fandora - 092F 041)
GSC MAP 17-1968; 1386A
GSC OF 9, 61, 463
GSC P 66-1; 68-50; 72-44; 80-16
GSC SUM RPT 1920A
Carson, D.J.T., (1968): Metallogenic Study of Vancouver Island
with Emphasis on the Relationship of Plutonic Rocks and Mineral
Deposits, Ph.D. Thesis, Carleton University
Isachsen, C., (1984): Geology, Geochemistry and Geochronology of the
Westcoast Crystalline Complex and Related Rocks, Vancouver
Island, British Columbia, M.Sc. Thesis, University of British
Columbia

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