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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  22-Jun-2009 by George Owsiacki (GO)

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Name ANT, ANTOINE LAKE Mining Division Cariboo
BCGS Map 093A043
Status Showing NTS Map 093A05E
Latitude 052º 24' 18'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 121º 32' 35'' Northing 5807084
Easting 599112
Commodities Copper Deposit Types L03 : Alkalic porphyry Cu-Au
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Quesnel
Capsule Geology

The Ant showing is located within the central Quesnel Belt. This region is underlain dominantly by sedimentary and mafic to felsic volcanic rocks of Upper Triassic to Lower Jurassic age, correlated with the Nicola Group. Intruding the upper part of the volcanic stratigraphy are intermediate to felsic alkalic stocks which are comagmatic with the felsic volcanic rocks. The age of these stocks ranges from Lower to Middle Jurassic. Copper mineralization with anomalous gold is commonly associated with the felsic stocks.

The showing is underlain by polylithologic breccias containing clasts of both felsic and mafic composition. These breccias have been intruded by a small syenodioritic complex which is probably made up of dikes rather than a discrete stock.

Mineralization found on the property to date consists of three copper occurrences, all within volcanic rocks of the Nicola Group. Two occurrences are malachite and chalcopyrite in vein or siliceous-hosted structures in the northwestern portions of the property. The third occurrence is widespread malachite staining in Nicola volcanics over an area of 5 by 7 metres. Malachite mostly occurs on fracture faces, however, are also as disseminated blebs associated with oxidized pyrite and chalcopyrite throughout the rock. Alteration of this rock is very weak and mainly chlorite. A grab sample from this outcrop yielded an assay of 0.96 per cent copper (Assessment Report 27708).

Discoveries of mineralization on the Antoine Lake property are not documented, however, were probably made in the early to mid-1900s. The property has been staked by various owners since the 1960s, however, there is no evidence of significant work programs. Documented assessment reports in the area are very reconnaissance in nature and do not detail any intensive work programs. Hudson Bay Oil and Gas Co. Ltd. completed some reconnaissance geochemistry in the mid 1970s. There is no record of any drilling having been completed on the claims. In August 2004, initial grid soil sampling was undertaken on behalf of Wave Exploration Ltd. over the showing areas of the Antoine claims. A total of 22 kilometres of grid lines were established, with sample stations established at 100 metre intervals, and 321 soil samples taken.

EMPR GEM 1974-235
EMPR ASS RPT *14250, *14339, *27708, 30012
GSC MAP 59-1959; 1424A
GSC OF 574; 844
EMPR FIELDWORK 1987, pp. 131-137; 1988, pp. 159-165
EMPR EXPL 1985-C256,257
EMPR OF 1987-9; 1989-14, 20; 1990-31
EMPR P 1990-3
EMPR PFD 802114, 673425, 673426