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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  20-Jun-1995 by George Owsiacki (GO)

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Name SCOTCH Mining Division Kamloops
BCGS Map 082L093
Status Prospect NTS Map 082L13E, 082L14W
Latitude 050º 57' 18'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 119º 29' 34'' Northing 5647779
Easting 324925
Commodities Copper, Zinc, Lead Deposit Types G06 : Noranda/Kuroko massive sulphide Cu-Pb-Zn
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Kootenay
Capsule Geology

The Scotch occurrence area is underlain by a tightly folded and overturned? sequence of metavolcanic and metasedimentary rocks of the Devonian Skwaam Bay unit and Devonian and/or older? Woolford Creek unit, both of the Eagle Bay assemblage. The rocks exhibit a well developed foliation generally striking west and dipping between 25 and 30 degrees north.

Diamond drilling has intersected a stratigraphic sequence comprised of sericite chlorite phyllite, graphitic argillite, interbanded argillaceous marble and calcareous argillite, chlorite sericite schist, quartz sericite schist and calcareous argillaceous siltstone.

Stratabound and stratiform dispersed and massive sulphide mineralization has been discovered in several places on and near the property, as well as in drillholes. The predominant sulphide mineral is pyrrhotite, with lesser pyrite and variable amounts of sphalerite, galena and chalcopyrite.

A drillhole located 2000 metres west of the main mineralized area intersected minor interbands and stringers of pyrrhotite, pyrite, chalcopyrite, sphalerite and galena.

EM FIELDWORK 1998, pp. 297-306
EMPR ASS RPT 3511, 6237, 6419, 7691, 12216, 14998, 16176, *17643
EMPR EXPL 1976-E57; 1977-E83,E84; 1979-106,107
EMPR OF 1999-2
EMPR PF (General File - Dawson, G.M. (1898): Geology map of Shuswap Sheet)
GSC OF 481; 637 (Occurrence 132)
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
GCNL #165(Aug.27), 1976