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Occurrence Details

Occurrence Number
105I 038
Occurrence Name
Occurrence Type
Drilled Prospect

General Information

Secondary Commodities: zinc, lead
Deposit Type(s): Sediment hosted Sedimentary Exhalative Zn-Pb-Ag (Sedex)
Location(s): 62.6725 N, -129.939170 W
NTS Mapsheet(s): 105I12
Location Comments: 1 Kilometres
Hand Samples Available at YGS: No


Work History

This area was extensively staked between Dec/72 and Apr/73 as part of the Summit Lake staking rush. Included in that staking were Bat and Dog cl (Y72172) of Sonesta Res L; Lad cl (Y71334) of Dasson Copper Corp L; Lad cl (Y71281) of Berminex Assoc JV (Serem, etc); Nat cl (Y71183) of Tay River ML; and Ice group, which was not transferred to a company. Most of these claims were explored to some degree with a combination of prospecting, mapping and geochem sampling although no assessment work was filed.
Restaked as 216 Abbey cl (YA20951) in Jul/77 by Itsi JV (Aquitaine, St Joseph & Union OL), which explored with grid soil sampling and mapping later in the year, an EM survey in 1978 and 1980, and 4 drill holes (624.5 m) in 1980.

Capsule Geology

The Abbey claims were staked to cover a west-dipping sequence of Road River Formation shale bounded by Cambro-Ordovician Rabbitkettle Formation limestone and Devono-Mississippian clastic rocks. This shale belt is poorly exposed along the floor of a valley for a length of 19.3 km.
The holes tested conductive zones on three widely-spaced drill sections and confirmed that the Howard's Pass Formation shale is present on the property. In lithology and thickness, the shale unit is similar to the shale which hosts the Anniv and XY deposits. Assays of up to 0.3% combined Pb-Zn were obtained from graphitic and siliceous mudstone in drill core.


DASSON COPPER CORPORATION LTD, 1973. Assessment Report *#061150 byN.R. Schindler.

ITSI JOINT VENTURE, 1977. Assessment Report *#090317 by R.J. Cathro.

ITSI JOINT VENTURE, 1978. Assessment Report *#090409 by G. Hendrickson.

ITSI JOINT VENTURE, 1978. Assessment Report *#090410 by R.J. Cathro.

ITSI JOINT VENTURE, 1980. Assessment Report *#090646 by R.J. Cathro.

MINERAL INDUSTRY REPORT 1973, p. 114; 1977, p. 93-94; 1978, p. 72.

SONESTA RESOURCES LTD, 1973. Assessment Report *#061007 by U. Leis and D.W. Tully.

TAY RIVER MINES LTD, 1973. Assessment Report *#060847 by R.W. Nusbaum.

YUKON GEOLOGY & EXPLORATION 1979-80, p. 190-191.

Location Map

Last Updated: Sep 10, 2018

Work History

Year Work Type Comment
1980 Drilling: Diamond Four holes, 624.5 m.
1980 Ground Geophysics: EM
1978 Ground Geophysics: EM
1977 Geochemistry: Soil
1977 Geology: Bedrock Mapping
1972 Geochemistry: Soil
1972 Geology: Bedrock Mapping
1972 Other: Prospecting

Regional Geology - Terrane

Group: Ancestral North America
Affinity: W Laurentia
Name: North America - basinal strata
Realm: Laurentia

Regional Geology - Bedrock

Group/Suite: Road River
Terrane: Laurentia
Period Max: Ordovician
Age Max: 488 MA
Period Min: Devonian
Age Min: 398 MA
Rock Major: shale/chert/siltstone/limestone/conglomerate
Rock Minor:
Reference: Gordey (1996) - GSC Map 19-1987, sheet 1
Geological Unit (1M): ODR
Geological Unit (250K): ODR

Assessment Reports that overlap occurrence

Report Number Year Title Worktypes Holes Drilled Meters Drilled
095022 2007 Assessment Report Describing Prospecting, Geochemical Sampling and Diamond Drilling on the Selwyn Project Diamond Drilling, Rock Geochemistry, Silt Geochemistry, Soil Geochemistry, Prospecting Other 76 23291.20
094637 2006 Assessment Report Describing Prospecting, Geochemical Sampling and Diamond Drilling on the Selwyn Project Diamond Drilling, Rock Geochemistry, Soil Geochemistry, Bedrock Mapping Geology, Regional Surficial Mapping Geology 150 30994.70
090646 1980 Report on Diamond Drilling Abbey Claim Group Diamond Drilling 4 624.50
090410 1978 Geology, Geochemistry & Geophysics Abbey 31-44 & 201-214 Claims Silt Geochemistry, Soil Geochemistry, EM Ground Geophysics, Magnetics Ground Geophysics, Line Cutting Other
090409 1978 Itsi Joint Venture Report on Horizontal Coplanar Loop Electromagnetic Surveying on the Abbey Claims EM Ground Geophysics, Magnetics Ground Geophysics
090317 1977 Report on Geological Mapping and Geochemical Surveys Abbey 1-216 Claims Itsi Joint Venture Silt Geochemistry, Soil Geochemistry, Regional Bedrock Mapping Geology, EM Ground Geophysics, Prospecting Other
061007 1973 Report on a Preliminary Magnetometer Survey on the Dog Claims, Bat Claims Magnetics Ground Geophysics

Drill Core at YGS Core Library

Number Property Year Drilled Core Size Photos Data
80A1 Abbey 1980 NQ-BQ 0 1
80A2 Abbey 1980 NQ 0 1
80A3 Abbey 1980 NQ-BQ 0 1
80A4 Abbey 1980 NQ 0 3

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