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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  30-Nov-1996 by Keith J. Mountjoy (KJM)

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Name YRD, URP Mining Division Osoyoos
Status Showing NTS Map 082E04W
Latitude 049º 00' 00'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 119º 55' 20'' Northing 5431571
Easting 286274
Commodities Molybdenum, Copper, Lead Deposit Types L04 : Porphyry Cu +/- Mo +/- Au
L03 : Alkalic porphyry Cu-Au
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Plutonic Rocks, Okanagan
Capsule Geology

The YRD showing is location along the International boundary, 16 kilometres west of the Similkameen River and 6.75 kilometres southwest of Snowy Mountain (Minister of Mines Annual Report 1968, page 220).

The YRD and URP claims were staked and explored in 1968 by Phelps Dodge Corp. of Canada Ltd. No assessment work was filed providing information on their exploration program, consisting of geological mapping, and geochemical rock and soil sampling.

The showing is hosted by the Middle Jurassic Similkameen batholith. Molybdenite and minor chalcopyrite and pyrite are hosted in quartz veins and disseminated in fractured quartz monzonite (Minister of Mines Annual Report 1968, page 220).

Molybdenite is widespread elsewhere in the Similkameen batholith. Minor molybdenite, chalcopyrite and galena were found to the northeast near Snowy Mountain on the OK 1 to 14 claims by Cominco in 1980 and 1981 (Assessment Reports 7908, 8579).

EMPR AR *1968-220
EMPR ASS RPT *7808, *8579, 10097
EMPR OF 1989-5; 1991-17
GSC MAP 85A; 341A; 538A; 539A; 541A; 15-1961; 1736A; 2389
GSC MEM 38, pp. 425-478; 179
GSC OF 481; 637; 1505A; 1565; 1969
GSC P 37-21, pp. 37-40