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File Created: 13-Jan-1992 by Dorthe E. Jakobsen (DEJ)
Last Edit:  30-Nov-1996 by Keith J. Mountjoy (KJM)

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Name PINKY, ASHNOLA, PINKY 1-2, PINKY 7-8 Mining Division Osoyoos
BCGS Map 082E011
Status Past Producer NTS Map 082E04W
Latitude 049º 10' 35'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 119º 59' 07'' Northing 5451355
Easting 282436
Commodities Rhodonite, Gemstones, Gold Deposit Types Q02 : Rhodonite
F01 : Sedimentary Mn
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Quesnel
Capsule Geology

The Pinky deposit is located on the Pinky 1-2 claims, about 16 kilometres west of Keremeos.

The area is underlain by chert, greenstone and tuff of the Carboniferous to Triassic Shoemaker Formation and volcanic flows of the Old Tom Formation. There are several known rhodonite occurrences in the Shoemaker Formation in this area (082ESW009, 082, 161, 137). North-south shearing is evident.

The Pinky rhodonite deposit is hosted in rocks of the Shoemaker Formation. The rhodonite bed is up to 12 metres wide and is exposed for 30 metres. The bed, characterized by blue-green chert, grey quartzite and heavy manganese staining, strikes north-south and dips 50 to 70 degrees east.

The rhodonite, when polished, is of good quality and takes a high polish due to the high quartz content. Samples of the rhodonite have assayed up to 1.02 grams per tonne gold (R.G. Schneider, personal communication, 1991).

Over the last few years, R.G. Schneider has removed 45 to 63 tonnes of rhodonite from these claims. The deposit was recently classified as producing less than 100,000 tonnes a year (Mineral Market Update July, 1991).

EMPR Mineral Market Update Vol. 3, No. 3 July, 1991
EMPR OF 1989-5
GSC BULL 239, pp. 137-139
GSC MAP 341A; 538A; 539A; 541A; 15-1961; 1736A; 2389
GSC MEM 38, pp. 448-458; 179
GSC OF 481; 637; 1505A; 1565; 1969
GSC P 37-21, pp. 37-40; 72, pp. 53-58
American Journal of Science Vol. 237, pp. 527-549