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File Created: 13-May-1989 by Peter S. Fischl (PSF)
Last Edit:  11-May-2012 by George Owsiacki (GO)

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NMI 103P14 Ag1
BCGS Map 103P073
Status Prospect NTS Map 103P11W, 103P14W
Latitude 055º 45' 04'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 129º 29' 24'' Northing 6178488
Easting 469244
Commodities Zinc, Lead, Silver, Strontium Deposit Types G06 : Noranda/Kuroko massive sulphide Cu-Pb-Zn
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

The Sault showing occurs just south of Kitsault Lake, 30.5 kilometres north of Alice Arm. This zinc showing has been extensively investigated since its discovery in 1966.

The area is underlain by a sequence of volcanic and sedimentary rocks of the Upper Triassic Stuhini Group and the Lower Jurassic Hazelton Group. The sequence is deformed into the north-northwest trending Mount McGuire anticline, and is regionally metamorphosed to greenschist facies.

The showing consists of a stratabound exhalative sulphate horizon with associated breccia, chert, diamictite and black limestone. The horizon occurs within a section of andesitic to dacitic tuff, lapilli tuff, breccia and basaltic flows of the Hazelton Group. These generally dip 15 to 20 degrees north.

The sulphate horizon extends discontinuously for 6.5 kilometres, but displays relatively continuous mineralization along a 800 metre strike length. The horizon is up to 8 metres thick, strikes 090 degrees and dips 20 to 38 degrees north. The horizon consists of banded barite-celestite, locally interbedded with limestone and chert, which contains lenses and laminae of pyrite, sphalerite and galena.

A 1989 exploration program resulted in the delineation of a new structurally controlled mineralized system known as the Frog North and Frog South showings which have a minimum 700 metre strike length. A continuous chip sample from the Frog South showing across 2.35 metres assayed 4.6 per cent zinc, 1.3 per cent lead and 73.36 grams per tonne silver (George Cross Newsletter No.235, December 7, 1989). The 1989 exploration program was conducted on behalf of owners Aber Resources Ltd., Oliver Gold Corporation and Tanqueray Resources Ltd. and also included five diamond-drill holes totalling 998.2 metres. No gold was found in association with the Kits mineralization, but an increasing trend in zinc-lead grades was indicated to the west. The best intersection was 4.95 grading 1.30 per cent zinc, 0.12 per cent lead and 26.5 grams per tonne silver in drillhole K89-11.

See Torbrit (103P 191) for more details.

EMPR AR 1966-44
EMPR ASS RPT 1001, 13650, *15126, *15364, *20167
EMPR EXPL 1979-262; 1985-C377,C378; 1986-C431; 1987-C363,C364
EMPR FIELDWORK 1985, pp. 219-224; 1988, pp. 233-240; 1990, pp. 235-243; 2000, pp. 313-326 ; 2001, pp. 177-196; 2005, pp. 1-4
EMPR GEM 1999-2
EMPR OF 1986-2; 1994-14
EMPR PF (Cominco Exploration, FAME Application, 1987)
GSC MAP 307A; 315A; 1385A
GSC P *91-2, pp. 181-185
GSC OF 864; 2931
GCNL #235, 1989
V STOCKWATCH Dec.7, 1989