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File Created: 24-Jul-85 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  27-Nov-14 by Laura deGroot(LDG)

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Name COPPER QUEEN Mining Division Nelson
BCGS Map 082F006
Status Showing NTS Map 082F02W
Latitude 49º 02' 24" N UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 116º 57' 58" W Northing 5431903
Easting 502477
Commodities Copper, Gold Deposit Types I06 : Cu+/-Ag quartz veins
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

The Copper Queen property was staked by the owner of the Motherlode (082FSE080) which probably adjoins the Copper Queen to the north. The main showing is a spectacular iron-stained quartz outcrop exposed by stripping and opencut work on the east bank of an unnamed southerly flowing tributary to Monk Creek, at an elevation of 1675 metres (slightly below the reported elevation of the Motherlode showings). The quartz has been exposed over a width of 15 metres, roughly at right angles to the northerly strike of the host greenstone schist (Irene Volcanics Formation of the Upper Proterozoic Horsethief Creek Group) and dipping 80 degrees south. Visible minerals are quartz, chalcopyrite, hematite, limonite, sericite, malachite, azurite and minor bornite. The best part of the showing is a 6-metre section at the south end, over which samples ranged up to 0.17 per cent copper (0.34 gram per tonne gold, trace silver) (Minister of Mines Annual Report 1956). Another showing is exposed in an opencut 200 metres to the south, which contains iron-stained quartz stringers but with negligible mineralization.

Bibliography
EMPR AR 1899-601; 1901-1035; *1956-85
EMPR ASS RPT 22054
EMPR FIELDWORK 1994, pp. 135-155
EMPR PF (Prospectors Report 1999-9 by Ron Granger)
GSC MAP 603A
GSC MEM 228
GSC OF 929; 2721

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