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File Created: 07-Feb-2001 by Ron McMillan (RHM)
Last Edit:  27-Mar-2001 by Ron McMillan (RHM)

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Name CLINTON Mining Division Clinton
BCGS Map 092P016
Status Showing NTS Map 092P02W
Latitude 051º 09' 20'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 120º 53' 50'' Northing 5669226
Easting 647050
Commodities Gold, Copper Deposit Types H05 : Epithermal Au-Ag: low sulphidation
I01 : Au-quartz veins
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Quesnel
Capsule Geology

The Clinton prospect is located on the west side of Vidette Lake south of the Vidette mine property (092P 086). The area is approximately 50 (air) kilometres north of Savona and is accessible on a good-quality gravel road which leads north from the Trans-Canada Highway approximately 7.4 kilometres west of Savona.

The Vidette Lake area is underlain mainly by plateau basalts of the Miocene Chasm Formation (Chilcotin Group). In the Deadman River-Vidette Lake area, these basalts are eroded and Upper Triassic Nicola Group volcanic, sedimentary and related intrusive rocks (mainly dikes and plugs of feldspar porphyry) are exposed in a window. Nicola Group rocks on the Clinton claims are mainly augite andesite and volcanic breccia (Assessment Reports 11854 and 17179) intruded by porphyritic monzonite dikes with plagioclase phenocrysts. The Nicola and dike rocks have been moderately to intensely propylitized and pyritized with up to 7 per cent pyrite. Chalcopyrite and malachite occur as minor constituents in fractures. Steeply dipping quartz veins up to 20 centimetres in width trend northwest, some containing pyrite. The highest assay was 4375 ppb gold across 0.3 metre in drillhole 87-3 (Assessment Report 17179).

There is no record of the early history of the property which lies southwest of the past-producing Vidette mine property. The Clinton claims were staked in 1982 by Mr. C. Boitard. They were optioned to Lakewood Mining Company who completed an induced polarization survey (6.0 kilometres) and soil (475 samples) and lithogeochemical (13 samples) surveys (Assessment Report 10893). In 1984 (Assessment Report 11854), Lakewood completed 8 kilometres of road construction and four diamond-drill holes (468 metres). In 1987, an additional three holes (686 metres) were completed on the property (Assessment Report 17179). In 1990, prospecting and 1.8 kilometres of induced polarization surveying were carried out (Assessment Reports 21184, 22235, 22728).

EMPR ASS RPT 10893, *11854, *17179, 21184, 22235, 22728
EMPR AR 1936-36-43; 1939-41,42,74; 1940-27,60
GSC MEM 179, pp. 26-34; *363
EMPR PFD 820817