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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  04-Apr-2022 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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NMI 093M4 WO3
Name BLACK PRINCE (L. 2411), CRO, CARIBOO, BLACK BEAR, ERIKSEN, ERIKSEN 1-7 Mining Division Omineca
BCGS Map 093M013
Status Prospect NTS Map 093M04E
Latitude 055º 10' 19'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 127º 33' 40'' Northing 6114870
Easting 591646
Commodities Gold, Silver, Lead, Tungsten, Uranium, Copper, Molybdenum, Tin Deposit Types I12 : W veins
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

The Black Prince veins are located on the northeast side of the Rocher Deboule Mountain Range at the headwaters of Mudflat creek, 8 kilometres south of South Hazelton.

Siltstone and argillite of the Middle Jurassic to Upper Cretaceous Bowser Lake Group are intruded by the Late Cretaceous Rocher Deboule stock of the Bulkley Intrusions. Several parallel quartz veins occur in the stock which consists of intensely jointed porphyritic granodiorite.

The Main Fracture Zone strikes 150 degrees and dips 65 degrees southwest and measures 300 metres in length, is up to 2.4 metres wide, and extends over 200 metres in vertical extent. The fracture zone contains quartz veins with various amounts of scheelite, pyrite, chalcopyrite, molybdenite, wolframite, ferberite, and erythrite. A sample from the lower adit over 0.6 metre assayed 0.82 per cent WO3, 0.36 per cent copper, 0.10 per cent molybdenum, and 6.9 grams per tonne silver (Bulletin 43).

A parallel quartz vein, 250 metres east of the main vein, strikes 150 degrees and dips 65 degrees southwest. The vein contains areas of massive chalcopyrite and scheelite and lesser pyrite, bornite, cassiterite and uraninite. A 7.6-centimetre sample assayed 2.37 per cent WO3, 0.8 per cent tin, 1.0 gram per tonne gold, and 0.033 per cent equivalent uranium (Geological Survey of Canada Memoir 223 Rev.).

Assessment Report 7903 mentions an intermediate vein, 150 metres east of the main vein which strikes 160 degrees and dips 70 degrees southwest. A 59-centimetre sample assayed 0.02 per cent WO3, 0.34 per cent molybdenite, 1.15 per cent copper, and 3.4 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 7903).

Work History

In 1915, 19 tonnes reportedly produced 120,338 grams of silver and 619 kilograms of lead.

In 2017, Primary Cobalt Corp. completed a program of prospecting and rock and stream sediment sampling on the area as the RD Cobalt property. In 2018, Primary Energy Metals Inc. completed a program of geological mapping and geochemical (rock, soil and stream sediment) sampling on the area as the Golden Wonder property.

In 2019, Blue Lagoon Resources Inc. completed a program of geochemical (soil and rock) sampling and a ground magnetic survey on the area as the Golden Wonder property.

EMPR AR 1913-107; 1914-205; 1916-117,118; 1918-113
EMPR BULL 9, p. 81; 10, pp. 47-51; 10 (Rev.), pp. 67-71; *43, pp. 48-49
EMPR MAP 22-54; 69-1
EMR MP CORPFILE (New Privateer Mine Limited)
EMPR PF (Sketch Map of the Black Prince Group of Claims and Assays, 1951)
EMPR ASS RPT *7903, 29502, 37275, 38355
EMPR EXPL 1980-348
EMPR OF 1990-32
GSC MEM 110, pp. 25-26; 223, pp. 47-48; *223 (Rev.), pp. 30-32
GSC SUM RPT 1925A, pp. 45-46
GSC EC GEOL No. 17, pp. 54-56; No. 20, pp. 235-236
GSC OF 551; 720; 2322
GSC MAP 44-24; 971A; 1731
Reeder, J.J. (2017-11-18): Technical Report on the RD Cobalt Property
Reeder, J.J. (2019-05-21): Technical Report on the Golden Wonder Property
Reeder, J.J. (2019-06-11): Technical Report on the Golden Wonder Property
Reeder, J.J. (2021-03-08): Technical Report on the Golden Wonder Property, South of New Hazelton, British Columbia, Canada