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File Created: 31-Mar-93 by Discovery Consultants(DISC)
Last Edit:  31-Jan-08 by Laura deGroot(LDG)

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Name SIWASH, SIWASH 3, NASH Mining Division Vernon
BCGS Map 082L022
Status Showing NTS Map 082L05E
Latitude 50º 17' 11" N UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 119º 36' 12" W Northing 5573715
Easting 314549
Commodities Gold, Silver Deposit Types L03 : Alkalic porphyry Cu-Au
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Overlap Assemblage, Plutonic Rocks
Capsule Geology

The Siwash showing is located 23 kilometres west of Vernon, between Bouleau and Naswhito Creeks.

In this area, sedimentary and volcanic rocks of the Devonian to Triassic Harper Ranch Group are intruded by Middle Jurassic granitic rocks. Extensive Eocene Penticton Group volcanic and sedimentary rocks overlie the older units.

A trachytic tuff-breccia paleochannel deposit is in fault contact with trachyandesite flows. A large alteration zone with silica flooding, chalcedonic quartz stockworks and hematitic and goethite staining predominates within the tuffaceous rocks. The alteration zone is 3000 by 750 by 150 metres in area. Minor, very fine-grained pyrite occurs in drusy quartz veinlets. These quartz veinlets, within altered tuffs and flows, carry gold and silver mineralization. Samples assayed up to 5.55 grams per tonne gold and 16.6 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 20226).

In 1989, Prosperity Gold Corporation carried out geological mapping, soil geochemistry, magnetic and VLF-EM surveys.

EMPR ASS RPT 12030, 19100, *20226
EMPR FIELDWORK 1982, pp. 89-92; 1987, pp. 55-58; 1988, pp. 355-363
EMPR MAP 37, 5214G, 7216G
EMPR OF 1989-5, 1990-30
EMPR PF (In 082LSW General - Claim Map, 1966)
GSC OF 637, 736, 2167G
GSC P 89-1E pp. 51-60
PR REL Solomon Resources Ltd., Feb.14, 18, 2003