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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 (SOUTH), BLUENOSE 1, IRON MASK Mining Division Kamloops
BCGS Map 082L085
Status Prospect NTS Map 082L14E
Latitude 050º 53' 19'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 119º 02' 34'' Northing 5639426
Easting 356322
Commodities Copper, Zinc 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 South zone, about 61 metres above the lake, is exposed by two cuts, a shaft and an adit reported to be about 76 metres long. The entrance of this adit is badly caved, but it was reported to contain about 3 metres of highly oxidized sulphide near the shaft. Mineralization exposed on surface consists of pyrite, pyrrhotite, chalcopyrite and sphalerite in brecciated hornblende-rich skarn, over a width of about 7.6 metres. The zone of brecciation appears to strike north-northeast and dips steeply east. About 122 metres south of the main showing, two adits are driven into paragneiss and are both about 15 metres long. Minor sphalerite, chalcopyrite and pyrite is exposed at the entrance of the most southerly adit.

EMPR AR 1900-890; 1901-1080; 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 165)
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