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File Created: 22-Nov-1989 by Shielagh N. Pfuetzenreuter (SNP)
Last Edit:  28-Mar-2022 by Nicole Barlow (NB)

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Name EASY - JOE Mining Division New Westminster
BCGS Map 092G098
Status Prospect NTS Map 092G16W
Latitude 049º 56' 30'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 122º 25' 45'' Northing 5532301
Easting 540959
Commodities Gold, Lead, Zinc Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Coast Crystalline Terrane Plutonic Rocks, Cadwallader
Capsule Geology

The Easy-Joe prospect is located 1.7 kilometres west-northwest of Skookumchuck and 29.5 kilometres northwest of the north end of Harrison Lake. The Easy Number 1 occurrence (092GNE031) lies approximately 500 metres to the southwest.

A shear zone is developed in dacitic tuff of the fourth (uppermost) member of the Lower Cretaceous Brokenback Hill Formation, Fire Lake Group. Andesitic tuffs contact the zone to the west. The shear zone strikes 140 degrees for at least 200 metres and dips 70 to 75 degrees east, similar to the prevailing foliation and bedding. Widths vary from 3.0 to 3.7 metres.

Mineralization consists of disseminated pyrite and pyrrhotite, and trace galena and sphalerite. A grab sample from a trench assayed 20.4 grams per tonne gold, and a drill hole (#3) cored 0.91 metre grading 3.90 grams per tonne gold between 7.3 and 8.2 metres depth (George Cross News Letter #69, 1990).

Exploration of a parallel structure, lying several hundred metres to the east, produced surface samples assaying up to 13.6 grams per tonne gold and drill hole intersections of up to 5.1 grams per tonne gold over 0.46 metres (Hole #1) (George Cross News Letter #69, 1990).

The zone was first identified during a soil geochemistry survey for gold by Symes Resources Ltd. in 1988. Kali Venture Corporation carried out 405 metres of diamond drilling in 1989.

EMPR ASS RPT 11463, 15255, 17855, *20305, 30223, 31770
EMPR FIELDWORK 1980, pp. 165-184; 1984, pp. 42-53; 1985, pp. 120-131
EMPR INF CIRC 1990-1, p. 40
EMPR PF (*Notice of Work, Kali Venture Corp., Mar. 31, 1989; Kamlode Resources Inc., Geological Report, Dec. 1987)
GSC MAP 1069A; 1151A; 1386A
GSC MEM 335, pp. 42-44
GSC OF 2203
GSC P 86-1B, pp. 699-706; 89-1E, pp. 177-187; 90-1E, pp. 183-195, 197-204; 90-1F, pp. 95-107
GCNL *#69, 1990
Arthur, A. (1987): Mesozoic Stratigraphy and Paleontology of the West Side of Harrison Lake, Southwestern British Columbia, unpublished M.Sc. thesis, University of British Columbia
Ditson, G.M. (1978): Metallogeny of the Vancouver-Hope Area, British Columbia, unpublished M.Sc. Thesis, University of British Columbia
Jago, B.C. (2008-12-31): 2008 Technical Report on the Rogers Creek Property, British Columbia
EMPR PFD 7988, 7989, 7990, 903199, 903522