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File Created: 15-Aug-1992 by Peter S. Fischl (PSF)
Last Edit:  15-Jan-2018 by Nicole Barlow (NB)

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NMI
Name SNOW, PINE Mining Division Nicola
BCGS Map 092H099
Status Showing NTS Map 092H16W
Latitude 049º 59' 06'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 120º 19' 33'' Northing 5540390
Easting 691697
Commodities Copper, Silver, Gold Deposit Types L04 : Porphyry Cu +/- Mo +/- Au
I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Plutonic Rocks
Capsule Geology

The Pine (Snow) showing is located 500 metres south of Quilchena Creek, 4.8 kilometres north-northeast of the north end of Boot Lake and 34 kilometres southeast of Merritt.

A drillhole intersected minor copper mineralization in weakly to moderately chloritized granite of the Early Jurassic Pennask batholith. A sample of drillcore from 28.0 metres depth contained fine-grained magnetite accompanied by fine-grained chalcocite or bornite along the margins of a zeolite vein.

Copper mineralization also occurs along fractures and as disseminations in the granite. Two assays of a grab sample taken in the vicinity of the drillhole yielded less than 0.3 gram per tonne gold, 3.1 grams per tonne silver and 0.54 per cent copper and 0.45 gram per tonne gold, 3.1 grams per tonne silver and 0.30 per cent copper, respectively (Assessment Report 3415, assay certificates).

In 2010, a structural analysis was carried out on the Toni 43 claim, owned by Victory Resources Corporation and situated approximately 4 kilometres to the east of the Snow showing (Assessment Report 31653). By 2011, the Snow showing was covered by the Toni claim group, owned by Victory Resources Corporation. That year, Victory carried out two structural analyses over the Toni 28 claim (tenure number 833943), which covers the Snow showing (Assessment Reports 32520, 32627). In 2013, another structural analysis was completed on the Snow 2 claim (tenure number 898130), approximately 2 kilometres southwest of the Snow showing (Assessment Report 34460). Five structural intersections were located and identified as prospective targets for further exploration. In 2014, a third structural analysis was completed on the Snow 3 claim (tenure number 898131), approximately 3 kilometres to the southwest. Two prime cross-structures were identified (Assessment Report 34868). Later that same year, another structural analysis was completed on the Snow 4 claim (tenure number 980254), approximately 4 kilometres to the east (Assessment Report 35266). Three cross-structures were identified as prospective targets for further exploration.

From 2015 to 2016, structural analysis and a 2.0-kilometre localized magnetometer survey were completed on tenure number 1032320, approximately 4 kilometres to the south of the Snow showing (Assessment Report 35890). The structural analysis identified three cross-structures as prospective targets for further exploration. One of these cross-structures was the focus of the localized magnetometer survey. In late 2015, Victory Resources carried out a 2.4-kilometre ground magnetometer geophysical survey and structural analysis over four claims situated approximately 2 kilometres east of the Snow showing (Assessment Report 36046). In late 2016, a 3.2-kilometre ground magnetometer geophysical survey and structural analysis were carried out over tenure 1047102, approximately 3 kilometres north of the Snow showing (Assessment Report 36264).

Bibliography
EMPR GEM 1970-380; 1971-289
GSC MAP 888A; 1386A; 41-1989
GSC MEM 243
GSC P 85-1A, pp. 349-358; 91-2, pp. 87-107

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