The Standfast Wigwam Project

The Standfast Wigwam polymetallic project is located on the western side of the Selkirk Mountains.  This area represents the northwestern limit of the Kootenay Arc, a narrow belt of deformed sedimentary and volcanic rocks that is part of the structural - metamorphic transition between the Shuswap Metamorphic Complex to the west and the Selkirk Mountain Fold and Thrust Belt to the east.  Several small to medium size Zn-Pb-Ag deposits, some of which have been mined, as well as numerous showings are scattered along the length of the arc.

On the Standfast Wigwam property, 34 mineralised zinc-lead showings are reported to occur over a strike length of over 3 kilometres. These showings occur mostly as conformable sulphide rich lenses within fine-grained quartzite and silicified limestone of the Cambrian age Badshot Formation of the Lardeau Group.  Mineralisation is contained within the thickened hinge zone of the Drimmie Creek syncline, a large recumbent isoclinal fold.  The sulphides are mainly pyrrhotite with lesser pyrite, sphalerite and galena; they occur as disseminations and in lenses up to 60 centimetres thick.

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