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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  26-Mar-2018 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name MAMQUAM RIVER, LORI, LORI SOUTH, ALCO, COPPER Mining Division New Westminster
BCGS Map 092G066
Status Showing NTS Map 092G10W
Latitude 049º 41' 33'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 122º 55' 11'' Northing 5504445
Easting 505790
Commodities Copper, Molybdenum Deposit Types L04 : Porphyry Cu +/- Mo +/- Au
Tectonic Belt Coast Crystalline Terrane Plutonic Rocks
Capsule Geology

The Mamquam River (Lori South) occurrence is located on the east side of the Mamquam River, approximately 500 metres north of the confluence with Crawford Creek.

The area is underlain by Late Jurassic dioritic intrusive rocks, of the Tertiary to Jurassic Coast Plutonic Complex, cut by a swarm of andesitic dikes. Basaltic volcanic rocks of the Pliocene to Holocene Garibaldi Group and marine sedimentary and volcanic rocks of the Lower Cretaceous Gambier Group outcrop to the west.

Locally, a quartz-orthoclase altered quartz diorite and diorite host pyrite, chalcopyrite and molybdenite mineralization in fractures and quartz veins, over a 150 by 150 metre area. The mineralized zone lies at the west end, of a 1200-metre long zone of pyritic and propylitic alteration.

The area has been historically explored in conjunction with the nearby Lori (MINFILE 082GNE020) occurrence. In 1973, Noranda completed a program of geological mapping, a ground induced polarization survey and minor sampling on the area. In 1979 and 1980, Amark Resources completed programs of soil sampling and a ground electromagnetic survey on the area as the Alco claims.

During 2012 through 2015, Billiken Gold completed programs of soil and till heavy mineral and rock sampling on the area as the Copper 1-5 claims.

EMPR ASS RPT *4916, 4918, 7386, 33960, 34772, 35908
EMPR FIELDWORK 1980, pp. 165-184
EMPR GEM 1973-238,239
GSC MAP 1069A; 1151A; 1386A
GSC P 89-1E, pp. 177-187; 90-1E, pp. 183-195; 90-1F, pp. 95-107
Ditson, G.M. (1978): Metallogeny of the Vancouver-Hope Area,
British Columbia, M.Sc. Thesis, University of British Columbia