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Report on the HPH 1930

Originally uploaded by one free miner.
This is a sketch of the HPH from the Report of the Minister of Mines 1930.

Minfile Report

Capsule Geology and Bibliography

092L 069

Name HPH 1 Mining Division Nanaimo
Status Prospect NTS 092L12W NAD 27
Longitude 50 41 42 N
127 47 38 W UTM 09 5616380 585180
Commodities Silver
Iron Deposit Types
Tectonic Belt Insular Terranes Wrangell.
Plutonic Rocks.


The area is underlain by northwest trending belts of Upper Triassic volcanics and sediments of the Vancouver Group (Karmutsen and Quatsino formations) and Lower Jurassic Bonanza Group volcanics and sediments. These rocks have been intruded by Late Jurassic Island Plutonic Suite.

Locally, Quatsino limestone, estimated to be 150 metres thick (Geological Survey of Canada Summary Report 1931A), is silicified and altered to skarn in the vicinity of a felsite dyke. Skarn minerals consist of epidote, garnet, diopside and actinolite. Magnetite-pyrite-pyrrhotite with minor chalcopyrite and sphalerite is exposed in the portal of a 34 metre long adit. The adit was driven in a south direction to intersect an east trending zone of galena-sphalerite mineralization in silicified limestone. Two shafts on either side of the zone have also been excavated. The east shaft is reported to be 10 metres deep. The west shaft is reported to be 12 metres deep, encountering a 9 metre long cave-in at the bottom (Minister of Mines Annual Report 1931; Geological Survey of Canada Summary Report 1931A). The mineralization is irregular in outline and is exposed by pits and open cuts over an area of 80 by 3 metres. A 2 metre chip sample of mainly galena mineralization on the east wall of the east shaft assayed 3743.4 grams per tonne silver, 38.1 per cent lead and 10.6 per cent zinc (Assessment Report 16347). Other samples from the same area assayed 0.69 grams per tonne gold, 1206.7 grams per tonne silver, 41.0 per cent lead and 25.7 per cent zinc across 1.8 metres (Minister of Mines Annual Report 1936) and 0.07 grams per tonne gold, 1065.4 grams per tonne silver, 39.4 per cent lead, 12.12 per cent zinc and 0.01 per cent copper across 1.0 metre (Property File - 1989 Prospectus, Hisway Resources; Assessment Report 17393).

Bibliography EMPR AR 1930-297; *1931-171; 1932-207; *1936-F47; 1965-227; 1966-64;
EMPR ASS RPT 30, *870, 2205, 3609, 3954, 7566, 9507, *16347, *17393,
EMPR EXPL 1979-191; 1980-275; 1987-C224
EMPR GEM 1970-254,263; 1972-306; 1973-261
EMPR PF (Lunberg, H., (1948): Geophysical Report on the HPH Group
of Claims for the Western Mining & Development Syndicate, Refer to
092L 241 - HPH2; Christopher, P.A., (1988): Report on the HPH
Property, in Prospectus for Hisway Resources Corp., Jan. 11, 1989)
EMR MP CORPFILE (Giant Explorations Limited; Giant Mascot Mines
Limited; QPX Minerals Inc.)
GSC MAP *4-1974; 1552A
GSC OF 9; 170; 463; 722
GSC P 69-1A; 72-44; *74-8; 79-30
GSC SUM RPT *1931A, p. 36
CJES 18, p. 1; 20, p. 1, Jan., 1983
GCNL #69, 1989
Carson, D.J.T., (1968): Metallogenic Study of Vancouver Island with
emphasis on the Relationship of Plutonic Rocks to Mineral Deposits,
Ph.D. Thesis, Carleton University, Ottawa
Sangster, D.F., (1964): The Contact Metasomatic Magnetite Deposits
of Southwestern British Columbia, Ph.D. Thesis, University of
British Columbia

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