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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  05-Dec-2013 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name MOORE, COBALT Mining Division Nanaimo
BCGS Map 092F083
Status Showing NTS Map 092F13E
Latitude 049º 51' 29'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 125º 33' 45'' Northing 5525998
Easting 315823
Commodities Copper, Iron, Cobalt, Gold, Silver Deposit Types
Tectonic Belt Insular Terrane Wrangell
Capsule Geology

The Moore occurrence is located between Hawkins and Sihun creeks, approximately 800 metres south of Upper Quinsam Lake.

Volcanics of the Karmutsen Formation are overlain by limestone of the Quatsino Formation, both of the Upper Triassic Vancouver Group. These rocks are cut by the Quinsam granodiorite of the Early to Middle Jurassic Island Plutonic Suite. The volcanics consist of massive amygdaloidal and pillow basalts. The volcanics are cut by a 73 degree trending altered shear zone.

Magnetite and chalcopyrite occur as fillings in the amydaloidal basalt and as minor blebs, disseminations and fracture fills in the basalt. Malachite occurs in shears and fracture planes. Also reported, (but suspect, in their presence) are cobaltite, niccolite, erythrite and annabergite (Assessment Report 7193). In 1971, a 5.5 metre chip sample assayed 1 per cent copper (Assessment Report 3445). In 1995, a sample (106) from a trench assayed 0.135 grams per tonne gold, 4.8 grams per tonne silver and greater than 1 per cent copper (Assessment Report 23968).

In 1971, Panther Mines completed a program of geological mapping and geochemical sampling. In 1974, Getty Mines completed fourteen percussion drill holes, totalling 1380 metres. No information on drilling results was given. In 1979, a ground electromagnetic survey was completed on the area. In 1988, the area was prospected and sampled by J.P. Loiselle. In 1995, Aurizon Mines completed a program of rock sampling and a ground electromagnetic survey on the area.

EMPR ASS RPT *3445, 5075, *7193, 13003, 18870, *23968
EMPR EXPL 1970-272; 1974-182; 1977-114; 1978-131; 1979-133-134
GSC MAP 2-1965; 17-1968
GSC OF 463
GSC P 68-50