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File Created: 06-Mar-1992 by Peter S. Fischl (PSF)
Last Edit:  27-Nov-2014 by Laura deGroot (LDG)

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NMI 092H10 Pt10
Name H & H, OLIVINE MOUNTAIN Mining Division Similkameen
BCGS Map 092H056
Status Showing NTS Map 092H10W
Latitude 049º 31' 49'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 120º 51' 43'' Northing 5488603
Easting 654710
Commodities Copper, Silver, Palladium, Platinum, Gold Deposit Types M05 : Alaskan-type Pt+/-Os+/-Rh+/-Ir
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Quesnel, Plutonic Rocks
Capsule Geology

The H & H copper showing occurs on Hines Creek, 1.1 kilometres southeast of the creek's confluence with the Tulameen River and 7.5 kilometres west-southwest of Tulameen.

The occurrence is hosted in hornblende clinopyroxenite of the Early Jurassic Tulameen Ultramafic Complex, a zoned Alaskan-type intrusive complex. The showing lies immediately west of the contact with metamorphosed volcanics and sediments of the Upper Triassic Nicola Group.

Medium to coarse-grained, black hornblende clinopyroxenite, comprised of augite and hornblende with minor biotite and magnetite, outcrops over a 5 by 4 metre area 5 metres east of the creek. The clinopyroxenite is cut by a pegmatite zone 0.9 metre wide containing hornblende crystals up to 5 centimetres and minor interstitial feldspar. The zone strikes 010 degrees and dips 70 degrees east.

Stronger mineralization is present in the pegmatite, which contains up to 20 per cent patchy disseminated pyrite and up to 2 per cent disseminated chalcopyrite. The surrounding clinopyroxenite contains up to 20 per cent disseminated pyrite and trace chalcopyrite, in bands to 3 centimetres wide. A grab sample of pyroxenite, with 10 per cent interstitial pyrite and malachite staining, analysed 3.603 per cent copper, 0.066 gram per tonne gold, 17.1 grams per tonne silver, 0.247 grams per tonne platinum and 0.730 grams per tonne palladium (Assessment Report 17280, page 9, sample W461).

A quartz vein, up to 10 centimetres wide, outcrops 50 metres to the south. A grab sample of the vein assayed 0.810 gram per tonne gold and 0.025 grams per tonne platinum (Assessment Report 17280, page 9, sample W637).

The copper showing was discovered in 1987 by North American Platinum Corporation while exploring for platinum in the Tulameen Ultramafic Complex.

EM GEOFILE 2000-2; 2000-5
EMPR ASS RPT 128, 11736, 16323, *17280, 27009
EMPR EXPL 1988-B71-B81
EMPR FIELDWORK 1981, pp. 218-222; 1987, pp. 281-294
EMPR OF 1986-7, pp. 6-11; 1988-25; 1990-27, pp. 33,34
EMPR P 1992-6
EMPR PF (Gravel, J. (1987): 1986 Exploration Report, H & H Claim
Group, Olivine Mountain, Tulameen Area, in North American Platinum
Ltd. (1987): Prospectus, Vancouver Stock Exchange; Prospectors Report 2001-3 by Dave
GSC EC GEOL No. 13, pp. 89-94 (1934)
GSC MAP 46A; 888A; 1386A; 41-1989
GSC MEM 26, pp. 156-159; 243, pp. 33,34
GSC P 85-1A, pp. 349-358
GSC SUM RPT 1923, pp. 84A-101A
CJES Vol. 6, pp. 399-425 (1969); Vol. 24, pp. 2521-2536 (1987)
Findlay, D.C. (1963): Petrology of the Tulameen Ultramafic Complex,
Yale District, British Columbia, unpublished Ph.D. thesis, Queen's
University, 415 pages.
EMPR PFD 8602, 520619