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File Created: 18-Jul-1986 by Larry Jones (LDJ)
Last Edit:  06-Mar-1989 by Laura L. Duffett (LLD)

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NMI 103B6 Fe10
Name IDA, JIM, HUSTON Mining Division Skeena
BCGS Map 103B025
Status Prospect NTS Map 103B06E
Latitude 052º 16' 04'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 131º 11' 36'' Northing 5793088
Easting 350336
Commodities Iron, Magnetite Deposit Types K03 : Fe skarn
Tectonic Belt Insular Terrane Wrangell
Capsule Geology

This property, along with the Hercules (103B 039) is part of the Jim Group of recorded claims held by Jedway Iron Ore Limited. It is situated about 1.6 kilometres east of the southeast end of Huston Inlet on the southeast coast of Moresby Island. The showing is at about 244 metres elevation.

The claim was staked around 1907 by J.S. McMillan, H. McEachern and F. Watson and in 1914 it was Crown-granted to McMillan and the Pioneer Queen Charlotte Development Company.

In 1980 and 1981, Chevron Canada Resources Ltd. conducted geochemical, geophysical and geological surveys on the Huston claim.

A vertical dike-like magnetite skarn, striking 010 degrees, occurs in Vancouver Group, Upper Triassic Karmutsen volcanics near its contact with diorites of the Burnaby Island Plutonic Suite. The skarn contains green garnet and calcite in variable amounts and minor sulphides. The showing strikes for nearly 60 metres with a width up to 8 metres. The estimated potential of the showing is about 10,890 tonnes of magnetic iron. No grade is stated (National Mineral Inventory Card 103B6 Fe 10).

EMPR AR 1907-68; 1914-513; 1915-448
EMPR ASS RPT 8224, 9702, 13102
EMPR BULL *54, p. 211
EMPR EXPL 1980-365; 1981-95; 1984-358
GSC EC GEOLOGY Series 3, Vol. 1, 1926, p. 43
GSC P 88-1E, pp. 213-216, 221-227; 89-1H, pp. 95-112; 90-10, pp. 59-87; 91-1A, pp. 383-391
MIN REV March/April 1988, pp. 19-24
Chevron File