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File Created: 15-May-92 by Peter S. Fischl(PSF)
Last Edit:  25-Nov-92 by Peter S. Fischl(PSF)

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Name TOR Mining Division Similkameen
BCGS Map 092H058
Status Prospect NTS Map 092H10E
Latitude 49º 31' 36" N UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 120º 33' 56" W Northing 5488853
Easting 676168
Commodities Gold, Platinum, Silver, Palladium, Rhodium Deposit Types
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Overlap Assemblage, Quesnel
Capsule Geology

The Tor showing is 1.7 kilometres northeast of Asp Creek and 3.5 kilometres west-southwest of the confluence of Summers and Allison creeks.

The occurrence is hosted in a sequence of dacitic to basaltic, variably porphyritic flows and agglomerates of the Middle and Upper Cretaceous Spences Bridge Group. These volcanics show minor epidote, carbonate and argillic alteration. Minor epidote and calcite veining are also evident.

Two samples of drill core assayed 150 and 110 grams per tonne silver respectively (Assessment Report 20739, certificate of analysis, hole 90-5, 66.2 and 122.0 metres). Both samples also assayed less than 0.005 gram per tonne gold, less than 0.015 gram per tonne platinum and up to 0.0001 per cent copper. The shallower sample is of andesite/basalt with local epidote and minor carbonate alteration, and the deeper sample is of basaltic agglomerate with epidote alteration.

Additional drilling in the vicinity yielded anomalous values in gold and platinum group elements. One hole assayed 16.5 grams per tonne gold and 11.0 grams per tonne platinum over 6.1 metres (George Cross News Letter No. 224 (November 21), 1991, hole No. 7, sample 1, 121.9 to 128.0 metres). A second section of core yielded 16.7 grams per tonne gold, 2.93 grams per tonne platinum, 2.50 grams per tonne palladium and 1.75 grams per tonne rhodium over 12.2 metres (George Cross News Letter Nos. 234 (December 5), 235 (December 6), 1991, hole No. 7, samples 2 and 3, 128.0 to 140.2 metres).

Assay results of a 22-kilogram composite drill core sample from hole 92-01 taken intermittently from the 167-metre diamond-drill hole yielded 10.31 grams per tonne gold, 0.65 gram per tonne platinum, 0.58 gram per tonne palladium and 0.17 gram per tonne rhodium (George Cross News Letter No. 228 (November 26), 1992).

N. Proskin conducted soil geochemical and biogeochemical surveys, and 1130 metres of diamond drilling in seven holes between 1988 and 1991. The holes were resampled by Noble Metals Group Inc. in 1991. The company drilled one hole in 1992.

Bibliography
EM GEOFILE 2000-2, 2000-5
EMPR ASS RPT *20739
EMPR P 1981-2
GSC MAP 888A; 1386A; 41-1989
GSC MEM 243
GSC P 85-1A, pp. 349-358
GCNL #216(Nov.8),*#224(Nov.21),#229(Nov.28),*#234(Dec.5),  *#235(Dec.6),*#250(Dec.31), 1991; #70(Apr.8),#227(Nov.25),  #228(Nov.26), 1992

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