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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  01-Apr-2022 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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NMI 093M4 Pb1
Name GREAT OHIO (L. 702), PILOT (L.704) Mining Division Omineca
BCGS Map 093M012
Status Showing NTS Map 093M04E
Latitude 055º 09' 09'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 127º 38' 11'' Northing 6112610
Easting 586894
Commodities Copper, Gold, Lead, Zinc Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

The Great Ohio property is located on the west side of the Rocher Deboule Range, 10 kilometres south of South Hazelton. It is located south of the Rocher Deboule mine (093M 071).

The property is underlain by porphyritic granodiorite of the Rocher Deboule stock which is one of the Late Cretaceous Bulkley Intrusions. The stock has been dated at 72 million years (Geological Survey of Canada Open File 2322). The stock intrudes hornfelsed sedimentary rocks of the Middle Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous Bowser Lake Group.

The main vein strikes 050 degrees, dipping 70 degrees northwest, parallel to the granodiorite-sediment contact. The quartz vein is up to 120 centimetres in width and is mineralized with scattered minor chalcopyrite, galena, sphalerite, pyrrhotite, arsenopyrite and pyrite. Two parallel subsidiary structures contain quartz, hornblende and chalcopyrite.

A 13-centimetre-wide sample of typical material from one of these assayed 0.2 gram per tonne gold and 0.62 per cent copper (Geological Survey of Canada Memoir 223).

In 2007, a grab sample (RD07-004) assayed 0.12 gram per tonne gold and 0.547 per cent copper (Burgoyne, A.A., Kikauka, A. (2007-12-18): Technical Report on the Rocher Deboule Property).

Work History

The Great Ohio claim was staked in 1910. An adit, at elevation 1,372 metres and likely dating to this time, explores the three parallel shear zones.

During 2001 through 2007, Rocher Deboule Minerals Corporation completed programs of rock and soil sampling, prospecting, geological mapping and an airborne (electromagnetic, magnetic and radiometric) geophysical survey on the area as the Rocher Deboule property.

In 2012, American Manganese Inc. completed a minor program of rock and soil sampling on the area.

During 2016 through 2019, American Manganese Inc. completed further programs of geochemical (rock and soil) sampling and 10.2 line-kilometres of ground magnetic surveys on the area as the Rocher Deboule property.

EMPR AR 1914-189, 1916-109, 1917-102, 1918-113, 1920-87, 1921-97
EMPR MAP 69-1 (#281)
EMR MP CORPFILE (Delta Copper Co. Ltd.)
GSC MAP 971A, 44-24, 1731
GSC MEM 223-55; *223 (1954)-45; 110-14
GSC OF 2322
*Burgoyne, A.A., Kikauka, A. (2007-12-18): Technical Report on the Rocher Deboule Property
Parent, R., Marais, C. (2020-10-25): NI 43-101 Technical Summary Report on the Rocher Deboule Property
EMPR PFD 883811