Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu; Pb; Zn
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; galena; pyrite; pyrrhotite; sphalerite; tetrahedrite
Gangue minerals calcite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale BC
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-1
Latitude 56.032
Longitude -130.033
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Location and accuracy This prospect is in Section 25 at an elevation of about 1350 feet on the divide between Boundary and Daly creeks, and about 0.1 mile from Daly Creek (Elliott and Koch, 1981, p. 16, loc. 64). The location is probably accurate within 0.1 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The country rocks in the area of this prospect are pelitic metasedimentary and subordinate andesitic (greenstone) metavolcanic strata of the Jurassic or older Mesozoic Hazelton Group; the Triassic Texas Creek Granodiorite, which underlies and locally intrudes the Hazelton; the Eocene Boundary Granodiorite, which intrudes the Hazelton and Texas Creek rocks, and still-younger Tertiary lamprophyre dikes, which cut all the other rocks (Smith, 1973, 1977; Koch, 1996).
The deposit (Buddington, 1929, p. 88) consists of greenstone containing calcite veinlets with sphalerite, pyrite, and galena, and small amounts of pyrrhotite, chalcopyrite, and tetrahedrite. Some of the greenstone contains disseminated pyrite and pyrrhotite.
Geologic map unit (-130.034704480152, 56.03170633654)
Mineral deposit model Polymetallic veins (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c).
Mineral deposit model number 22c
Alteration of deposit Part of the greenstone country rock is impregnated with sulfide minerals.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Deposit was explored by opencuts and a 75-foot adit, probably in the 1920s.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

Probably originally staked in early 1920s.