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File Created: 09-Mar-2005 by Paul Schiarizza (PSC)
Last Edit:  10-Sep-2009 by George Owsiacki (GO)

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Name BILL Mining Division Cariboo
BCGS Map 093H003
Status Showing NTS Map 093H03E
Latitude 053º 03' 31'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 121º 31' 21'' Northing 5879800
Easting 599014
Commodities Silver, Lead, Zinc Deposit Types I01 : Au-quartz veins
I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Barkerville
Capsule Geology

The Bill showing is located within the bed of Williams Creek, 700 metres south of the historic town 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 consists of a quartz vein that is well mineralized with pyrite, galena and sphalerite. The vein is 20 centimetres wide, dips steeply to the north, and is hosted by dark grey silty phyllites and phyllitic quartzites of the Snowshoe Group. It was located during regional mapping by the BC Geological Survey Branch in 2002. A sample of mineralized vein material analyzed 2.08 per cent lead, 4.1 per cent zinc, and greater than 100 grams per tonne silver (Fieldwork 2002, pages 77-96).

EMPR FIELDWORK *2002, pp. 77-96
EMPR OF *2004-12
EMPR BULL 38; 47
GSC OF 844
EMPR PFD 681607