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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  20-Apr-2021 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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NMI 093K3 Mo2
Name S, K, OWL LAKE Mining Division Omineca
BCGS Map 093K015
Status Showing NTS Map 093K03E
Latitude 054º 09' 26'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 125º 09' 51'' Northing 6003178
Easting 358685
Commodities Molybdenum Deposit Types
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Cache Creek, Stikine
Capsule Geology

The Owl (S) occurrence is located on the east side of a small hill, approximately 2 kilometres southwest of Owl Lake.

The geology of the region consists of: 1) a Mississippian to Triassic Cache Creek Group oceanic volcanic and sedimentary assemblage; 2) the Upper Triassic dominantly mafic volcanic Takla Group; 3) the Lower to Middle Jurassic Hazelton Group mafic to felsic volcanic and sedimentary rocks; 4) the Upper Cretaceous to Lower Tertiary Ootsa Lake Group sedimentary and volcanic rocks; and 5) the Oligocene and Miocene Endako Group. The region has been intruded by the Lower Jurassic quartz monzonite to granodiorite Topley Intrusive Suite, Upper Jurassic plutons of the Francois Lake Suite and plugs and stocks related to Upper Cretaceous and Tertiary volcanism.

The area of the S showing is underlain by quartz monzonite of the Francois Lake Intrusive Suite. Molybdenite occurs as fine disseminations in narrow quartz veins in quartz monzonite. These veins are exposed in outcrop and in trenches a short distance to the west. Approximately one-fifth of the KS claim is covered by glacial drift.

Work History

Mineralization was first located south of Owl Lake in June 1965. Also in 1965, Francois Lake Mines completed a program of geological mapping and soil sampling on the area immediately south of the occurrence as the DA, T, GR and Grade claims. The area was subsequently trenched, soil-sampled and drilled by United Buffadison Mines Limited.

In 1967, Amax Exploration completed a program of soil and silt sampling on the area immediately southwest of the occurrence as the Grub claims.

The KS claim was staked by Mr. R. Dickinson in October of 1975 and reconnaissance geology was performed on the KS claim area by J.M. Carr a year later.

In 2002, Minestar Resources Corp. completed a program of geological mapping and rock sampling on the area as the Owl 1-4 claims.

In 2008, Optima Minerals Inc. completed a soil sampling program on the area as the Owl Lake property.

EMPR AR 1965-135; 1966-118; 1967-115
EMPR ASS RPT 758, 1096, 7289, 26941, 30331
EMPR EXPL 1992-69-106
EMPR FIELDWORK 1992, pp. 475-482
EMPR PF (See 093K General file, Endako Area Maps)
EMPR PF Cyprus Anvil (Dickinson, McClaren (1976-01-01): Report on the KS Claim)
EMPR PFD 15237, 810090, 810126
EMR MP CORPFILE (United Buffadison Mines Limited)
GSC MAP 631A; 907A; 1424A
GSC OF 2593, 3184
GSC P 90-1F, pp. 115-120; 91-1A, pp. 7-13