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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  13-Sep-2023 by Larry Jones (LDJ)

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NMI 103P12 Pb6
Name SILVER WING, B.J., B.J. NO. 4 (L.5518), LA ROSE Mining Division Skeena
BCGS Map 103P053
Status Showing NTS Map 103P12E
Latitude 055º 32' 00'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 129º 32' 13'' Northing 6154274
Easting 466110
Commodities Silver, Lead, Zinc, Copper Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

The Silver Wing showing is located on Jones Creek, 6.5 kilometres north-northwest of Alice Arm. The area was investigated for precious metals in 1916.

The region is underlain by an assemblage of volcanics and sediments of the Jurassic Hazelton Group. This assemblage is folded into a north-northwest trending anticline- syncline pair.

The showing consists of quartz stringers in a breccia zone that strikes 148 degrees in argillite. The zone has been traced along Jones Creek for 23 metres. The quartz stringers contain minor galena, sphalerite, chalcopyrite and pyrite. A 1.2-metre chip sample taken across the breccia zone assayed 1264 grams per tonne silver equivalent (Minister of Mines Annual Report 1916, page 63). In 1990, rock sample (90284MMR005) taken from trenches yielded up to 0.39 per cent zinc and 5.4 grams per tonne silver, and a grab sample (90284EEF160) from a dump assayed 6.1 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 21141).

Old workings are located in the gulch of Jones Creek, at an elevation of approximately 823 metres. The gulch represents a zone of crushing, or faulting, trending about 300 degrees. A nearly vertical small dike parallels the creek, outcropping along the south bank; a tunnel 2.4 metres long crosscuts this. Five small opencuts, extending up the creek for 23 metres, reveal a continuation of similar conditions. Across the creek, above the upper opencut, a short tunnel has been driven along the line of fissuring at 290 degrees.

In 1990, Canadian Cariboo Resources Ltd. conducted helicopter supported reconnaissance prospecting and contour soil/stream sediment geochemical surveys (Assessment Report 21131).

EMPR AR *1916-K56,K63
EMPR ASS RPT 10803, 10951, 21141
EMPR FIELDWORK 1985, pp. 219-224; 1988, pp. 233-240; 1990, pp. 235-243; 2005, pp. 1-4
EMPR OF 1986-2; 1994-14
GSC MAP 307A; 315A; 1385A
GSC MEM 175, p. 80
GSC OF 864; 3453
EMPR PFD 902966, 831151