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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  17-Dec-1991 by Peter S. Fischl (PSF)

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Name COPPER KING (L.403), RAY 1, RAY SHOWINGS Mining Division Similkameen
BCGS Map 092H038
Status Showing NTS Map 092H07E
Latitude 049º 21' 08'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 120º 33' 22'' Northing 5469485
Easting 677480
Commodities Copper, Gold Deposit Types L03 : Alkalic porphyry Cu-Au
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Plutonic Rocks, Quesnel
Capsule Geology

The Copper King showing is 700 metres west of the Similkameen River and 12 kilometres south-southwest of Princeton. The Ingerbelle mine (092HSE004) is located 1.5 kilometres to the south.

The showing is hosted in intrusive rocks of the Early Jurassic Lost Horse Intrusions, which are comprised of microdiorite, micromonzonite and microsyenite.

A zone of disseminated chalcopyrite and bornite trends west- northwest for 340 metres, generally following a zone of faulting of similar trend. The faults themselves are not mineralized. A 9- metre chip sample, taken along a roadcut on the old Hope-Princeton highway, in the centre of the zone, assayed less than 0.2 per cent copper (Assessment Report 941, page 14). Anomalous gold and copper assays are reported from a 4.5-metre deep shaft and one drill hole, completed in the southeastern portion of the zone in 1899 (Minister of Mines Annual Report 1899, page 741).

Magnetite breccia occurs in a circular area 90 metres in diameter, about 300 metres north of the west end of the disseminated sulphide zone. The breccia is healed with seams of coarse magnetite up to 1.3 centimetres wide. The magnetite is accompanied by traces of copper mineralization. Magnetite disseminations and streaks occur in the vicinity of the breccia zone.

EMPR AR 1899-741; 1913-425; 1967-181
EMPR ASS RPT 940, *941
EMPR BULL 59, p. 83
GSC BULL 239, pp. 140,141
GSC MAP 300A; 888A; 1386A; 41-1989
GSC MEM 171; 243
GSC P 85-1A, pp. 349-358
CJES Vol. 24, pp. 2521-2536 (1987)
Montgomery, J.H. (1967): Petrology, Structure and Origin of the Copper Mountain Intrusions near Princeton, British Columbia, unpublished Ph.D. thesis, University of British Columbia
EMPR PFD 21245