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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  18-May-2023 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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NMI 094B6 Zn3
Name NABE Mining Division Liard, Omineca
BCGS Map 094B023
Status Showing NTS Map 094B06W
Latitude 056º 17' 17'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 123º 24' 26'' Northing 6238215
Easting 474792
Commodities Zinc Deposit Types
Tectonic Belt Foreland Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

The Nabe occurrence, located between the head waters of the Nabesche and West Nabesche rivers, 15 kilometres north of Mount Burden and 110 kilometres north of the town of MacKenzie, occurs in Paleozoic carbonates of the Ancestral North America terrane.

Silurian Nonda Formation, Silurian and Devonian Muncho-McConnell Formation and Lower and Middle Devonian Stone Formation and Middle Devonian Dunedin Formation limestones and dolomites, overlain by Devonian and Carboniferous Besa River Formation shale, comprise the southeast limb and south plunging nose of the Bernard anticline.

Following the Robb Lake discovery (MINFILE 094B 005), exploration in 1972 and 1973 led to the discovery of sphalerite disseminated in Dunedin Formation dolomite, located at the nose of the Bernard anticline.

No assessment work was filed and consequently an accurate description of the showing and its location is not possible. The Nabe occurrence is probably similar to other zinc and lead showings in the area including the Dev (MINFILE 094B 011).

Work History

In 1972 and 1973, Cominco Ltd. is reported to have conducted extensive programs of drilling and geochemical sampling on the Wind (MINFILE 094B 010) and Nabe claims. Also in 1973, Canadian Superior Exploration Ltd. completed a program of prospecting, geological mapping and geochemical (rock and soil) sampling on the area immediately north as the Dev group of claims.

EMPR GEM *1972-462; *1973-385
GSC P 74-1, Part A, p. 331
EMPR PFD 810789