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File Created: 13-Mar-2018 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)
Last Edit:  26-Mar-2018 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name ROSE SOUTH, ROSE PASS, BOB Mining Division Slocan
BCGS Map 082F077
Status Showing NTS Map 082F10E
Latitude 049º 45' 31'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 116º 37' 25'' Northing 5511861
Easting 527109
Commodities Lead, Zinc, Silver Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

The Rose South occurrence is located near a small lake south of Rose Pass and at an elevation of approximately 1900 metres.

The area is underlain by phyllite, quartzite and grit of the Upper Proterozoic Horsethief Creek Group (Windermere Supergroup) and quartz arenite sedimentary rocks of the Middle Proterozoic Mount Nelson Formation (Purcell Supergroup). These have been intruded by a steeply dipping quartz feldspar porphyry dike.

Locally, a conglomerate hosts a 50-centimetre wide quartz vein with sphalerite and galena mineralization. The conglomerate also hosts disseminated blebs of galena and sphalerite.

In 1991, a sample (B83283) from the tunnel assayed 5.5 per cent lead and 149.5 grams per tonne silver, while an outcrop sample (B83284) assayed 4.41 per cent lead, 2.27 per cent zinc and 97.1 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 22097).

The area has been historically explored in conjunction with the nearby Humbolt (MINFILE 082FNE047) and Rose Pass (MINFILE 082FNE111) occurrences. Historical workings consist of a short tunnel of unknown age, which likely dates to the late 1890’s or early 1900’s. During 1989 through 1991, South Kootenay Goldfields completed programs of rock and soil sampling and geological mapping on the area as the Lapointe Creek property. In 2008, a minor program of rock sampling and prospecting was completed.

EMPR ASS RPT 20681, *22097, 30380
GSC MEM 228-73