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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  26-Feb-2001 by Janet M. Riddell (JMR)

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Name DOUBLE LAKE, MAD, MOLY Mining Division Kamloops
BCGS Map 092P078
Status Showing NTS Map 092P16W
Latitude 051º 47' 28'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 120º 25' 06'' Northing 5740958
Easting 678042
Commodities Molybdenum, Copper Deposit Types L04 : Porphyry Cu +/- Mo +/- Au
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Plutonic Rocks
Capsule Geology

Two showings of molybdenite with chalcopyrite occur as fracture plane fillings and disseminations within quartz monzonite of the Cretaceous Raft batholith, just east of Double Lake, which is about 2.2 kilometres west of Patricia Lake and 10 kilometres south of Mahood Lake. The claims were originally part of the Aku (092P 023), SL, Mad and Nod claim group, which were staked as a result of molybdenum anomalies from a stream sediment sampling program done by Noranda in 1966. In 1974, Amoco conducted geochemical and geophysical work over the Wap claims which included the Double Lake showings and the Aku showings. In 1978, the two showings were staked as the Moly property by Kaare Peterson and Magnus Bratlien. In December of that year the claims were optioned by the Lorado Mining Corporation. In 1979, Lorado conducted a trenching program on the hillside about 700 metres east of the north end of Double Lake. Molybdenite was found in the trenches. They also did four short x-ray drill holes, geological mapping and prospecting, geochemical surveys and 11 percussion holes for a total of 683 metres on the KM 1-4, Moly and Far claims. Lorado changed its name to Norsemont Mining Corporation in January 1980.

All of the rocks found in the trenches are pink pegmatitic quartz monzonite. The rocks have been fractured and faulted. The faults in the trenches strike 200 degrees and dip east 35 to 90 degrees. The fractures generally strike at 020 to 110 degrees, with vertical dips. The molybdenite and chalcopyrite are associated with pyrite and limonite. In the east-striking set of fractures, a few quartz stringers were found to contain some specularite (Assessment Report 1013).

EMPR AR 1967-132
EMPR ASS RPT *1013, 5083, 5084, 5085, 6171, *7920
EMPR EXPL 1976-E133; 1979-202
EMPR GEM 1970-303; 1973-283; 1974-229
EMPR OF 2002-15
EMPR PF (Claim map, 1970)
GSC MAP 1966-3; 1278A