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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  29-Jun-1995 by George Owsiacki (GO)

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Name BLUENOSE (NORTH), BLUENOSE 9, KAL, CYE Mining Division Kamloops
BCGS Map 082L085
Status Prospect NTS Map 082L14E
Latitude 050º 53' 54'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 119º 02' 29'' Northing 5640504
Easting 356450
Commodities Copper Deposit Types K01 : Cu skarn
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Kootenay
Capsule Geology

The Bluenose property is underlain by rocks of the Hadrynian? to Paleozoic Eagle Bay assemblage. These comprise quartzite, marble, hornblende-rich skarn and pink to grey paragneiss. In general, bedding or gneissosity dips at low angles to the east. The rocks are highly deformed and minor tight folds are very abundant.

The North zone is about 91 metres above the lake and is poorly exposed over a length of 91 metres by several pits, cuts and trenches. It occurs in a hornblende-garnet? skarn with limy sections. Pyrrhotite and chalcopyrite are irregularly distributed over a width of at least 6 metres, with some fairly massive sections. A pit, about 30 metres southwest of the main trend of workings, contains abundant malachite and minor chalcopyrite in a hornblende-rich skarn. Coarsely porphyritic dikes trending slightly east of north and dipping steeply, cut paragneiss about 61 metres above this showing.

EMPR AR 1968-169
EMPR ASS RPT *1635, 2021, 13604
EMPR FIELDWORK 1988, pp. 49-54
EMPR GEM 1969-239,240
EMPR PF (General File - Dawson, G.M. (1898): Geology map of Shuswap Sheet)
GSC OF 481; 637 (Occurrence 164)
GSC P 48-4; 74-1A, pp. 25-30; 86-1A, pp. 81-88; 89-1E, pp. 51-60
CJES Vol.21 (Oct.1984), pp. 1171-1193