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File Created: 13-Mar-1988 by Gordon S. Archer (GSA)
Last Edit:  10-Jan-2018 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name LJ, RANGER Mining Division Lillooet
BCGS Map 092J087
Status Showing NTS Map 092J15E
Latitude 050º 51' 27'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 122º 44' 39'' Northing 5634010
Easting 518007
Commodities Gold, Silver, Antimony Deposit Types I09 : Stibnite veins and disseminations
Tectonic Belt Coast Crystalline Terrane Bridge River
Capsule Geology

The LJ occurrence is located on a ridge separating the two main arms of Girl Creek, approximately 3.7 kilometres south- south east of the creek mouth on Carpenter Lake.

The area is underlain by sedimentary and volcanic rocks of the Mississippian to Jurassic Bridge River Complex (Group). On the property, the Bridge River Complex is represented by argillite, greenstone and chert, which is locally pyritic.

Locally, mineralization occurs in two shear zones within a pyritized chert and consists of massive, 0.4 metre diameter by 0.10 to 0.15 metre thick, stibnite, arsenopyrite and pyrite, generally as veins and fracture fillings. Wallrock alteration to the veins consists of carbonate (commonly ankeritic), mariposite and quartz (listwanite), usually as veinlets.

The first shear zone varies from 0.1 to 0.5 metres in width and has been exposed over 17 metres along strike. It strikes at 330 degrees and dips 10 to 20 degrees south west. The second shear zone varies from 0.05 to 0.40 metres in width and has been exposed over 17 metres along strike. It strikes at 030 degrees and dips 50 to 60 degrees to the north west.

In 1987, chip samples taken across the first shear zone assayed up to 18.8 grams per tonne gold, 2.1 grams per tonne silver and 5.2 per cent antimony, while a grab sample yielded 0.39 per cent antimony, 5.75 grams per tonne gold and 145.0 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 16637). Chip samples from the second shear zone yielded values up to 0.20 per cent antimony, 7.25 grams per tonne gold and 52.0 grams per tonne silver over 1 metre (Assessment Report 16637).

In 1981, a program of airborne geophysical surveys was completed on the area. In 1983 and 1984, Newmont completed programs of geochemical sampling and geological mapping on the area as the Ranger 1-4 claims. During 1985 through 1988, Levon Resources completed programs of trenching, rock and soil sampling and airborne geophysical surveys on the area. During 1985 through 1987, Hoyle Resources completed programs of rock and soil sampling, geological mapping and trenching on the area as the LJ claim.

EMPR ASS RPT 9982, 12416, 14161, 14225, 14666, *16637, 18349, 18432
EMPR FIELDWORK 1974, p. 35; 1985, pp. 303-310; 1986, pp. 23-29; 1987,
pp. 93-130; 1988, pp. 105-152; 1989, pp. 45-72; 1990, pp. 75-83
EMPR OF 1987-11; 1988-3; 1989-4; 1990-10
GSC OF 482
GSC P 73-17
EMPR PFD 903176