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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  15-Jan-1996 by Jay W. Page (JWP)

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Name MAURICE, JACKPINE Mining Division Vernon
BCGS Map 082E091
Status Showing NTS Map 082E13W
Latitude 049º 55' 05'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 119º 49' 00'' Northing 5533324
Easting 297809
Commodities Molybdenum Deposit Types L05 : Porphyry Mo (Low F- type)
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Plutonic Rocks
Capsule Geology

The MAURICE showing is located approximately 17 kilometres northwest of Westbank. The area was explored for a molybdenum porphyry target in the 1970s.

In 1975, M.R. Chaplin carried out 2,000 square metres of stripping on the MAURICE property. This was followed by additional stripping and trenching in 1976 and 1977. In 1978, Brenda Mines Ltd. carried out a program of road building, surveying, linecutting, soil sample surveys, geological mapping, and diamond drilling. Further diamond drilling was carried out in 1979.

The showing occurs in a coarse-grained quartz monzonite at the contact between the Early Jurassic Pennask Batholith to the south and granodiorite of the Jurassic Okanagan Intrusions to the north.

Mineralization consists of small blebs and occasional coarse rosettes of molybdenite in a series of parallel, east-west striking, subvertical quartz veins. The quartz veins are exposed in an area measuring approximately 1,000 metres along strike and 200 metres wide. Vein width varies from 2 to 8 centimetres. Minor disseminated pyrite and molybdenite are present in both the veins and for several metres distance in the host quartz monzonite.

EMPR ASS RPT *7363, 7986
EMPR EXPL 1975-E28; 1976-E31; 1977-E35; 1978-E39; 1979-47
EMPR OF 1994-8
GSC MAP 538A; 15-1961; 1701A; 1712A; 1713A; 1714A; 1736A; 7686G; 8522G
GSC OF 409; 637; 736; 1969