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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

Geoscience Map 1997-3: Geology of the Forest Kerr-Mess Creek Area, Northwestern British Columbia
NTS (104B/10, 15 and 104G/2, 7W)

by J.M. Logan, J.R. Drobe, V.M. Koyanagi and D.C. Elsby


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Superseded by Bulletin 104


This coloured geological map (1:100 000 scale) is a compilation of the bedrock geology along the Forrest Kerr and Mess creeks, a 3 000 square kilometre area situated between Iskut River and Mess Lake.   This part of Stikinia is composed of rocks spanning at least 400 Ma: from Early Devonian volcanic arc deposits to the hotspring tufa deposits forming today in Mess Creek valley.  Eleven vertical cross sections are shown, as are the locations of mineral occurrences, fossils and age dating sites.


Mapping was carried out between 1989 and 1993.  The map provides a tectonic framework for a variety of mineral deposits: the Au and Ag-enriched calcalkaline Schaft Creek copper-molybdenum porphyry deposit, the McLymont Au skarn, the Bam copper-silver replacement and other exploration properties including the Foremore, Forrest, Goz/RDN and Forgold.  Age dating and fossil collections have established time constraints on the formation of some of these mineral occurrences.  The work identified several highly prospective stratigraphic intervals and documented plutonic suites which are significant new targets for mineral exploration.


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