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File Created: 25-Jun-2004 by Paul Schiarizza (PSC)
Last Edit:  10-Sep-2009 by George Owsiacki (GO)

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Name BALD, BALD MOUNTAIN Mining Division Cariboo
BCGS Map 093H003
Status Showing NTS Map 093H04E
Latitude 053º 00' 26'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 121º 30' 39'' Northing 5874120
Easting 599920
Commodities Silver, Lead Deposit Types I01 : Au-quartz veins
I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Barkerville
Capsule Geology

The Bald showing is located on the northeast side of Bald Mountain, at the head of Williams Creek, about 6.5 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 Bald showing comprises mineralized quartz veins that were documented during exploration on the Bald claims in 1995 (Assessment Report 24459), although numerous nearby trenches and a caved adit at the base of the mountain attest to significant exploration prior to that time. The veins are hosted by metasedimentary rocks of the Snowshoe Group, represented locally by a succession of phyllites, phyllitic quartzites and schistose conglomerates. Although these rocks contain numerous quartz veins, only a small percentage are mineralized with pyrite and galena. A sample of one mineralized vein from the Bald showing analyzed 0.2 gram per tonne gold and 153 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 24459, sample VR33028A).

In April 1995, Kennecott Canada Inc. staked the Bald Mountain property to cover ground at the headwaters of five historic placer gold creeks. Work conducted during late July and August in the same year included geological mapping, geochemical sampling, and a multi-parameter helicopter geophysical survey.

EMPR OF 2004-12
EMPR BULL 38; 47
GSC OF 844
EMPR PFD 681607