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File Created: 20-Apr-1999 by Larry Jones (LDJ)
Last Edit:  03-Dec-2014 by Laura deGroot (LDG)

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NMI
Name MANUEL CREEK ZEOLITE, TOM AND KITTY, TOM, KITTY Mining Division Osoyoos
BCGS Map 082E022
Status Showing NTS Map 082E04E, 082E05E
Latitude 049º 14' 48'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 119º 44' 00'' Northing 5458473
Easting 301077
Commodities Zeolite Deposit Types D01 : Open-system zeolites
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Okanagan
Capsule Geology

The Manuel Creek zeolite property is located in the headwater area of Manuel Creek between 1160 and 1360 metres elevation, centred 7 kilometres northeast of Keremeos. Access to the property is 10 kilometres south of the Twin Lakes turnoff from Highway 3A via the Twin Lakes and Grand Oro roads.

Zeolite mineralization (clinoptilolite, 20 per cent) is found in abundance at several localities on a 5 kilometre long belt of Eocene dacitic crystal vitric tuff beds (the Manuel Creek tuff) in the Keremeos area of south-central British Columbia. The unit occurs between the Kitley Lake trachyandesite member (below) and the Keams Creek basaltic member (above) at mid-section in the Marron Formation in the southern part of the Penticton Tertiary outlier. These zeolitic beds range up to 10 metres thick and dip 15 to 30 degrees easterly. Geochemical results indicate that the quality of zeolite mineralization is comparable to other producing deposits in the Princeton and Cache Creek areas.

Work by owners/operators B.N. Church and F. Niddery consisted of prospecting, geology, mineralogy and geochemistry as part of a successful grant from the 2001 Prospectors Assistance Program. A geological and geochemical investigation of the Tom and Kitty legacy claims was completed in July, 2005 by B.N. Church and F. Niddery.

Bibliography
EMPR ASS RPT 20282, *26889, 28576, 31640
EMPR BULL 61
EMPR FIELDWORK *1995, pp. 50-55
EMPR PF (Prospectors Report 2001-39 by Neil Church)
EMPR PRELIM MAP 35
GSC MAP 15-1961; 1736A
PERS COMM Neil Church, 1999

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