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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  05-Dec-2013 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name LUPUS 6, CREEK SHOWING Mining Division Nanaimo
BCGS Map 092F075
Status Showing NTS Map 092F14E
Latitude 049º 45' 58'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 125º 09' 16'' Northing 5514854
Easting 344856
Commodities Gold, Silver, Zinc, Lead, Copper, Arsenic Deposit Types
Tectonic Belt Insular Terrane Wrangell
Capsule Geology

The Lupus 6 occurrence is located on a ridge over looking the Tsolum River to the east, approximately 2 kilometres east of Wolf Lake.

The area is underlain by the Upper Cretaceous Nanaimo Group, Haslam and Comox Formations consisting of fine to coarse grained detrital sedimentary rocks. These are underlain by basaltic and andesitic lavas of the Upper Triassic Karmutsen Formation, Vancouver Group. A major unconformity separates the Karmutsen Formation from the overlying Nanaimo Group. Diorite and granodiorite of the Tertiary Mount Washington Intrusive Suite (formerly Catface Intrusions) have intruded the above rocks, forming stocks, sills and dykes.

The Creek showing is a zone of mineralization, that extends for 200 metres, occurring in narrow breccia veins up to 10 centimetres wide and on fracture and shear surfaces. Breccia vein material consists of siltstone and sandstone fragments in a matrix of pyrite, arsenopyrite, clay, realgar, and coarse white calcite. Some breccia types and veins also contain black sphalerite. The mineralized veins are irregular in attitude, but trend approximately east-northeast and have steep northerly dips. Following the trend of the zone to the west an orange gossan is encountered adjacent Wolf Lake. Exposures of altered and shattered dacite containing disseminated pyrrhotite occur adjacent the gossan.

In 1984, select grab samples of mineralized vein material yielded values up to 11.9 grams per tonne gold (Assessment Report 13426). In 1986, a 20 centimetre chip sample taken across the zone assayed 4.49 grams per tonne gold, 144.69 grams per tonne silver, 4.94 per cent zinc, 1.61 per cent lead, 2.10 per cent arsenic and 0.54 per cent copper (Assessment Report 15034).

In 1984, Proquest Resources completed a program of geological mapping and rock, soil and silt sampling on the area as the Lupus claims. In 1986, Homestake Canada and Pan World Ventures completed various programs of geological mapping, rock, silt and soil sampling and a induced polarization survey. In 2005 and 2006 the area was prospected as the Wolf Lake property by Pearl Asian Mining Industries.

EMPR ASS RPT *13426, *14442, *15034, 27430, 28405
EMPR EXPL 1984-168; 1986-C183,C184
GSC MAP 2-1965; 17-1968; 1386A
GSC OF 463
GSC P 68-50; 72-44; 80-16
EMPR PFD 901527, 751467