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File Created: 24-Oct-1991 by William (Bill) Coombe (WC)
Last Edit:  21-Nov-2012 by George Owsiacki (GO)

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NMI 104A4 Pb1
Name BUSH NO. 1 (L. 5196), BUSH NOS. 1-4 (L. 5196-5199), SLATE, BUSH NO. 3 (L. 5198), BUSH NO. 4 (L. 5199), BUSH NO. 2 (L. 5197), SHURE, GULLY STOCKWORK, BUSH VEIN, RAMA VEIN Mining Division Skeena
BCGS Map 104A001
Status Prospect NTS Map 104A04W, 104B01E
Latitude 056º 05' 38'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 129º 59' 26'' Northing 6216971
Easting 438372
Commodities Silver, Lead, Gold, Copper, Zinc Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

The Bush No. 1 (Lot 5196) showing is located about 75 metres west of the central western shore of Monitor Lake, a small lake approximately 500 metres south of Long Lake, 16 kilometres north of Stewart.

The area is underlain by Hazelton Group rocks of the Lower to Middle Jurassic Mount Dilworth Formation and overlying Middle Jurassic Salmon River Formation (Open File 1987-22). These rocks lie on the crumpled west limb of the north-northwest trending Dilworth syncline.

The mineralization is hosted in north striking felsic tuffs and breccias of the Mount Dilworth Formation. Faulting is conspicuous in the area, trending mainly north-northeast to northeast.

In the northern trench, a quartz breccia vein containing fragments of black tuff strikes east-northeast and dips 30 degrees north. It contains pyrite, galena and sphalerite and minor chalcopyrite and tetrahedrite(?). Some sections of the vein are banded. A sample from the trench across 1.2 metres assayed 189.9 grams per tonne silver, 0.1 gram per tonne gold, 2.8 per cent lead, 0.2 per cent zinc and 0.2 per cent copper (Assessment Report 8245).

A grab sample from a north striking, west dipping quartz vein about 100 metres south of the trench assayed 569 grams per tonne silver, 0.2 gram per tonne gold, 11.0 per cent lead, 1.5 per cent copper and 0.9 per cent zinc (Assessment Report 8245).

The Rama vein is located about 675 metres east of the Bush vein and was drill tested in 1992. The best assays from drilling were 4.45 grams per tonne gold and 68 grams per tonne silver over 0.85 metre in drillhole S92CH4 (Assessment Report 22694).

In 1927, Bush Consolidated Gold Mines consolidated several claims and claim groups in the area southwest of Long Lake and staked the Bush Nos. 1-4 claims (Lots 5196-5199) at the south end of the lake. Work done during 1927-28 included prospecting, tunnelling and some drilling (3 holes?). In 1962, New Indian Mines Ltd. carried out geological mapping in the area, including work on the Bush Nos. 3 and 4 claims. In 1979, Ocean Home Explorations Ltd. carried out further geological mapping and sampling on the Bush claims (then part of the Slate group). Esso Resources acquired the Bush No. 1 claim from Houston Oil and Minerals in 1982. In 1987, Claimer Resources Inc. entered into an option agreement with Esso. In 1992, an exploration program was carried out on the Shure property on behalf of Homestake Canada Ltd. The Shure property covers the Daly-Sullivan (104A 073), Lakeshore (104A 092), Bush (104A 097) and Start (104A 138) showings. Work included drill testing the Rama Vein (104A 097) in addition to a ground resistivity, induced polarization and magnetometer survey over the Rama Vein and adjacent showings. Seven diamond-drill holes were completed totalling 674.5 metres; six holes were on the Rama Vein and one on the Gully Stockwork (104A 097). In total, 10.6 kilometres of induced polarization/resistivity survey and 13.3 kilometres of magnetic survey were completed.

EMPR AR 1927-97; 1928-113
EMPR ASS RPT 448, 7640, *8245, 20379, *22694
EMPR BULL 58, p. 135; 63; 85
EMPR OF 1987-22; 1994-14
EMPR PF (In 104A 092 - Claimer Resources Inc., Prospectus, July 29, 1987)
EMR MP CORPFILE (Bush Consolidated Gold Mines, Inc.; Bush-Cobalt Mines, Limited)
GSC MAP *216A; *217A; 307A; 315A; 1829; 9-1957; 1418A
GSC OF 2582; 2779
EMPR PFD 901929