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File Created: 26-Feb-1989 by Garry J. Payie (GJP)
Last Edit:  26-Feb-1989 by Garry J. Payie (GJP)

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Name BATEAUX (B & D), B, D, SADDLE Mining Division Skeena
BCGS Map 103F008
Status Showing NTS Map 103F01W
Latitude 053º 03' 21'' UTM 08 (NAD 83)
Longitude 132º 28' 58'' Northing 5881262
Easting 668815
Commodities Gold Deposit Types H03 : Hot spring Au-Ag
Tectonic Belt Insular Terrane Wrangell
Capsule Geology

The property is underlain by Upper Triassic Karmutsen Formation (Vancouver Group) basaltic volcanics overlain by Upper Triassic Sadler Formation limestone. The Karmutsen rocks are interbedded with lenses of limestone and minor argillite. A variety of felsic volcanics occur throughout the area intercalated with Karmutsen mafic volcanics. These felsic rocks may be related to the Karmutsen eruptions or may be later intrusions. A granodiorite to tonalitic pluton, probably related to the Middle Jurassic San Christoval Plutonic Suite, intrudes the strata. The Karmutsen volcanics in this area strike northwest and dip shallowly southwest.

Two major fracture orientations dominate both topography and distribution of alteration and mineralization. A major fault system extends from Buck Point, southeast for 40 kilometres to the head of Peel Inlet, and a major northeast trending fracture zone controls silicification in the area.

Zone B, or the Saddle Zone, is located on the topographic saddle along the ridge south of Kitgoro Creek. This northeast trending zone is at least 600 metres long, 150 metres wide and is found along the southern contact of the granodiorite body. The zone is characterized by silicification, quartz veining and disseminated pyrite. The host rocks are felsic volcanics with minor interlayered Karmutsen mafic volcanics.

Rock samples contained up to 0.65 grams per tonne gold (Assessment Report 8519). Three holes drilled in 1981 by Canadian Nickel Ltd. (Inco) failed to intersect rock with significant amounts of gold.

The D Zone occurs along the north margin of the granodiorite stock about 140 metres northwest of the B Zone. This silicified zone occurs in similar rock as the B Zone and samples contained up to 0.61 grams per tonne gold (Assessment Report 8519).

EMPR ASS RPT 7625, 8519, *9458, 10255
EMPR EXPL 1979-243; 1980-372; 1981-41,245
EMPR FIELDWORK 1997, pp. 19-1-19-14
EMPR PF (*Prospectus: Bateaux Resources Inc., April 1988: Includes Summary Report on the Bateaux Property by C.J. Westerman, Sept. 1987)
GSC P 86-20; 88-1E; 89-1H; 90-10
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