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File Created: 22-Jul-1986 by Gary R. Foye (GRF)
Last Edit:  28-Oct-2009 by Sarah Meredith-Jones (SMJ)

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Name STEADMAN Mining Division Cariboo
BCGS Map 093H003
Status Showing NTS Map 093H04E
Latitude 053º 03' 12'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 121º 31' 13'' Northing 5879227
Easting 599179
Commodities Gold, Copper, Lead, Zinc Deposit Types I01 : Au-quartz veins
I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Barkerville
Capsule Geology

The Steadman showing is located on Williams Creek opposite Walkers Gulch, about 1.5 kilometres south of Barkerville.

The showing lies within the Barkerville Terrane of the Omineca Belt. The Barkerville Terrane is in thrust contact with Triassic Quesnel Terrane rocks to the west and Hadrynian to Lower Paleozoic Cariboo Terrane rocks to the east. The Barkerville Terrane in this region is underlain by the dominantly metasedimentary rocks of the Hadrynian to Lower Paleozoic Snowshoe Group. In this area the Snowshoe Group comprises limestone, phyllite and quartzite. These rocks have been regionally metamorphosed to greenschist facies.

The showing area is underlain by strata of both the Downey and Hardscrabble Mountain successions, Snowshoe Group. A near-vertical quartz vein up to two metres wide, bounded by clay gouge on both sides, crosscuts schist at about 120 degrees. Mineralization in the vein comprises pyrite, sphalerite, galena, chalcopyrite and arsenopyrite. In 1897, average assays of samples taken from the vein were about 34 grams per tonne gold (Minister of Mines Annual Report 1897, page 473).

In 1864, the Proserpine vein (093H 021) was found by Wilkinson and around the same time prospect shafts were sunk on several strike veins including the Proserpine and Steadman (Bulletin 38).

EMPR AR 1886-198,231; 1897-473; 1903-109
EMPR OF 2004-12
EMPR BULL 38, p. 87; 47
EMPR PF (Sutherland Brown, A., Holland, S.S., (1956) The Structure of the Northeast Cariboo District, in 93H General Property File)
GSC MEM 149, p. 182; 181, p. 30
GSC SUM RPT 1932A, p. 53
GSC OF 844
EMPR PFD 681607