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File Created: 15-Aug-1997 by Garry J. Payie (GJP)
Last Edit:  13-May-2020 by Garry J. Payie (GJP)

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Name COMMANDER Mining Division Liard
BCGS Map 104G031
Status Showing NTS Map 104G05W
Latitude 057º 18' 13'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 131º 54' 28'' Northing 6354925
Easting 324831
Commodities Copper Deposit Types L04 : Porphyry Cu +/- Mo +/- Au
Tectonic Belt Insular Terrane Plutonic Rocks, Stikine
Capsule Geology

The Commander area is characterized by a pluton consisting of primarily monzodiorite of the Early Jurassic Texas Creek Plutonic Suite. This pluton is bounded by Paleocene to Eocene biotite granite plutons of the Sloko-Hyder Plutonic Suite. In the area of the Commander occurrence, these rocks are intruded by a small mass (less than 1 square kilometre) "diorite".

A sample of mineralized "granodiorite" containing 1 per cent pyrite and malachite stains, assayed 0.15 per cent copper (Assessment Report 20783). Granitic float found in the vicinity contained "strong" molybdenite and yielded greater than 0.1 per cent molybdenum upon analysis.

In 1990, Goldbelt Mines Inc. collected 18 rock, 48 silt and 99 soil samples on their Commander I-VII claims. Results from the 1990 field program delineated four areas of interest. Three areas of soil anomalies were found where barium in soils yielded values up to 418 parts per million. A fourth area of interest delineated a rock anomaly situated at the central part of the Commander III claim where one mineralized grab sample was taken.

EMPR OF 1989-7
EMPR FIELDWORK 1988, pp. 251-267