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.