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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  24-Jan-2022 by Del Ferguson (DF)

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Name GOLD QUEEN Mining Division Alberni
BCGS Map 092F013
Status Showing NTS Map 092F03W
Latitude 049º 10' 47'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 125º 24' 20'' Northing 5450221
Easting 324693
Commodities Gold Deposit Types
Tectonic Belt Insular Terrane Wrangell
Capsule Geology

The Gold Queen occurrence is located on the western side of the Kennedy River and Highway 4, approximately 400 metres south of Olympic Creek, and 28 kilometres northeast of Ucluelet, B.C.

Karmutsen Formation volcanics of the Upper Triassic Vancouver Group are intruded by the Early to Middle Jurassic Island Intrusions 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.

A 300-metre shear zone contains a 1 metre wide quartz vein with pyrite within the volcanics. In 1987, a value of 48 grams per tonne gold was reported (Assessment Report 15935).

In 1987 and 1988, Nationwide Gold Mines and Golden Spinnaker Minerals optioned the property and completed programs of trenching, VLF-EM surveys and geochemical sampling. 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.

In 2017 a prospecting and soil/rock sampling program was completed over an area of unknown mineralization on the Gold Queen property, some 700 metres northeast of the Gold Queen occurrence, on the east side of Highway 4. The owner, J. Bakus, reports that the rock samples displayed quartz veins up to three centimetres wide and quartz veins with some mineralization. No geochemical analysis was completed for the samples.

EMPR AR *1927-344
EMPR ASS RPT *15935, 31094, 32332, 35017, 36971
GSC MAP 17-1968; 1386A
GSC OF 463
GSC P 68-50; 72-44
Hudson, R. (1997): A Field Guide to Gold, Gemstone & Mineral Sites of British Columbia, Vol. 1: Vancouver Island, p. 143