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Akie Project (Cardiac Creek deposit), Omenica Mining Division, British Columbia, Canadai
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Akie Project (Cardiac Creek deposit)Project
Omenica Mining DivisionMining Division
British ColumbiaProvince
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 57° 25' 59'' North , 125° 41' 5'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 57.43316,-125.68496
GeoHash:G#: c4nwezrh2
USGS MRDS Record:10184438
Owned/operated by:ZincX Resources
Locality type:Project
Köppen climate type:ET : Tundra


The Cardiac Creek deposit was discovered in 1994 by Inmet Mining Corp. Initial drilling programs outlined a historical mineral resource of 12Mt grading 8.6% Zn, 1.5% Pb, 17.1g/t Ag.

The deposit consists of two distinct mineral facies: The proximal facies, characterised by 20 to 60 centimetre thick, internally laminated, very fine-grained, dull brown pyrite beds with increasing amounts of with steel grey sphalerite bands towards the contact with the Cardiac Creek Zone; and the Cardiac Creek Zone characterised by 30 to 200 centimetre thick internally laminated sulphide beds very fine-grained, dull-brown pyrite, very fine-grained steel grey sphalerite bands with minor galena, and barite interbedded with generally featureless pyritic black siliceous shale beds. Higher grade Zn and Pb mineralisation is associated with a “mottled” texture within the sphalerite bands.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range

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4 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: http://www.zincxresources.com/projects/akie-project/geology-mineralisation/
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: http://www.zincxresources.com/projects/akie-project/geology-mineralisation/
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: http://www.zincxresources.com/projects/akie-project/geology-mineralisation/
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: http://www.zincxresources.com/projects/akie-project/geology-mineralisation/

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O BaryteBaSO4
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 3401250
Quaternary alluvium

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Lithology: Alluvium

Reference: Cui, Y., Miller, D., Schiarizza, P., and Diakow, L.J. British Columbia digital geology. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2017-8. [206]

Tertiary - Cretaceous
2.588 - 145 Ma



ID: 668185
Sifton Formation

Age: Phanerozoic (2.588 - 145 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Sifton Formation

Description: Conglomerate, sandstone, shale, coal

Comments: K. Bellefontaine, A. Legun, N.W.D. Massey and P. Desjardins -AND- D. MacIntyre, A. Legun, K. Bellefontaine and N. W.D.Massey, 1995, Geological Compilation Northeast BC - Southern Half -AND- Open File 1995-6 (Northern Part), OF 1995-24, BCGS

Lithology: Undivided sedimentary rocks

Reference: B.C. Geological Survey. British Columbia Digital Geology. [3]

Tertiary - Cretaceous
2.588 - 145 Ma



ID: 3404015
Sifton Formation

Age: Phanerozoic (2.588 - 145 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Sifton Formation

Description: Conglomerate, sandstone, shale, coal

Comments: Overlap terrane; Sifton Basin

Lithology: Undivided sedimentary rocks

Reference: Cui, Y., Miller, D., Schiarizza, P., and Diakow, L.J. British Columbia digital geology. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2017-8. [205]

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3190887
Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Windermere Supergroup

Comments: Cassiar Terrane

Lithology: Amphibolite; metavolcanic schist

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

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