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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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Name BESSIE B Mining Division Alberni
BCGS Map 092F013
Status Showing NTS Map 092F03W
Latitude 049º 09' 54'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 125º 25' 05'' Northing 5448613
Easting 323730
Commodities Gold Deposit Types
Tectonic Belt Insular Terrane Wrangell
Capsule Geology

The Bessie B occurrence is located on the north side of Esther Creek, a tributary of the Kennedy River.

Karmutsen Formation volcanics of the Upper Triassic Vancouver Group are intruded by the Early to Middle Jurassic Island Plutonic Suite consisting of granodiorite to quartz diorite. The Karmutsen rocks consist of andesitic to basaltic flows, tuffs and volcaniclastics. West-northwest trending fault/shear zones of Tertiary age cut the rocks.

Steep north west dipping quartz veins, with gold values, occur in a diabase dike hosted in porphyry, with a 70 degree strike.

In 1987, J. Lampman completed a program of silt sampling on the area. One sample showed anomalous gold values from the Esther Creek drainage area. In 2009 and 2010, G4G Resources Limited completed a program of prospecting and remote sensing, consisting of spectral analysis and synthetic aperture radar analyses, on the area as the G4G property.

EMPR AR *1913-278; 1916-329
EMPR ASS RPT 16145, 31904, 32332
EMPR FIELDWORK 1988, pp. 61-74
GSC MAP 17-1968; 1386A
GSC OF 463
GSC P 68-50; 72-44
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Rocks, Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis, Carleton University