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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  26-Mar-1990 by George Owsiacki (GO)

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Name SANDY Mining Division Nanaimo
BCGS Map 092F078
Status Showing NTS Map 092F10E
Latitude 049º 42' 58'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 124º 32' 19'' Northing 5508204
Easting 389086
Commodities Lead, Zinc Deposit Types I06 : Cu+/-Ag quartz veins
Tectonic Belt Insular Terrane Wrangell
Capsule Geology

The Sandy occurrence area is underlain by limestone of the Upper Triassic Quatsino Formation (Vancouver Group) cut by a set of north trending feldspar porphyry dykes and a set of northwest trending hornblende porphyry dykes. The Holly fault and major and minor splay faults intersect at the showing.

Mineralization is hosted in faulted, fractured and bleached limestone and consists of veinlets and fracture-fillings of galena, sphalerite, pyrite, arsenopyrite and tetrahedrite.

EMPR FIELDWORK 1989, pp. 257-270; 1976, p. 36
EMPR GEM 1976-E115
EMPR GEOLOGY *1976, pp. 46,47
EMPR OF 1990-3; 1988-28
EMPR PF (*Property description and maps)
GSC EC GEOL 3, pp. 86-102
GSC MAP 1386A; 17-1968
GSC OF 463
GSC P 68-50
GSC SUM RPT 1924 Part A, pp. 106-144