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Occurrence Details

Occurrence Number
105I 065
Occurrence Name
Occurrence Type

General Information

Deposit Type(s): Unknown
Location(s): 62.428890 N, -129.34 W
NTS Mapsheet(s): 105I06
Location Comments: 1 Kilometres
Hand Samples Available at YGS: No


Work History

Originally staked as Candy cl 1-80 (YA45299) in Aug/79 by Cominco Ltd.
Restaked as Candyman cl 1-32 (YB90991) in Dec/97 by NDU Resources Ltd which merged with United Keno Hill Mines Ltd in the spring of 1998. Expatriate Resources Ltd carried out geological mapping and geochemical sampling of the claims later that year under an option agreement with NDU which transferred to United Keno Hill. In Oct/98, Expatriate purchased a 100% interest in the claims from United Keno Hill.

Capsule Geology

The claims are underlain by Earn Group clastic rocks consisting of Upper Devonian to Middle Mississippian Prevost Formation quartz pebble conglomerate with minor shale and Lower to Upper Devonian Portrait Lake Formation shale.
Two main areas of anomalous geochemical response have been delineated on the property. The strongest geochemical response is produced from a series of east-west trending gossans that occur over 1400 m on a north facing slope in the middle of the property. Analyses of grab samples of gossanous material returned the following peak values; 2.0% Zn, >10 000 ppm Mn, 872 ppm Ni, 540 ppm Co, 338 ppm Cd and 220 ppm U.
The second and largest area of anomalous geochemical response occurs at the east end of Expatriate's Candyman claim block (2.5 km east of the occurrence location), where strong coincident Zn (up to 3850 ppm), V (up to 3000 ppm), Ni (up to 307 ppm) and Mo (up to 102 ppm) occur over a 500 m strike length that is open to the east and the south.

Location Map

Last Updated: Apr 7, 2017

Work History

Year Work Type Comment
1998 Geology: Bedrock Mapping
1998 Other

Regional Geology - Terrane

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

Regional Geology - Bedrock

Group/Suite: Earn
Formation: Portrait Lake/Prevost
Terrane: Laurentia
Period Max: Devonian
Age Max: 385 MA
Period Min: Carboniferous
Age Min: 345 MA
Rock Major: siltstone/sandstone/conglo
Rock Minor: barite/limestone
Reference: Gordey (1992) - GSC Map 1762A
Geological Unit (1M): DME
Geological Unit (250K): DME1

Assessment Reports that overlap occurrence

Report Number Year Title Worktypes Holes Drilled Meters Drilled
093981 1998 Assessment Report Describing Geological Mapping, Prospecting and Soil Geochemical Surveys on the Candyman Property Soil - Geochemistry, Detailed Bedrock Mapping - Geology, Prospecting - Other
061275 1973 Report on the Geology and Mineralization Summit Lake Area, Y.T.-N.W.T. Silt - Geochemistry, Soil - Geochemistry, Regional Bedrock Mapping - Geology

Related References

Number Title Page(s) Document Type
093981 Assessment Report Describing Geological Mapping, Prospecting and Soil Geochemical Surveys on the Candyman Property Assessment Report
Gordey, S.P., 1992. Geology, South Nahanni River area (105-I/6), Northwest Territories-Yukon Territory. Geological Survey of Canada, Preliminary Map 1-1992, 6 sheets, scale 1:50 000.

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