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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  12-Dec-1991 by Peter S. Fischl (PSF)

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NMI 092H8 Cu2
Name R.S. (L.3357) Mining Division Similkameen
BCGS Map 092H038
Status Showing NTS Map 092H07E, 092H08W
Latitude 049º 20' 11'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 120º 29' 58'' Northing 5467859
Easting 681653
Commodities Copper Deposit Types L03 : Alkalic porphyry Cu-Au
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Plutonic Rocks, Quesnel
Capsule Geology

The R.S. showing is located 300 metres east of Wolfe Creek and 13.5 kilometres south-southeast of Princeton.

Pyrite, magnetite and chalcopyrite occur in diorite of the Early Jurassic Voigt stock (Copper Mountain Intrusions), just east of a north striking, post-Early Cretaceous, quartz feldspar porphyritic felsite dyke ("Mine Dykes").

The old workings at this showing consist of a small shaft, a 30- metre long tunnel and several trenches, excavated some time between 1905 and 1934. The British Columbia Copper Company Ltd. explored this area in 1911 and 1912. The showing was most recently explored by Newmont Exploration of Canada Ltd., with the completion of soil, geophysical and geological surveys in 1987.

EMPR AR 1905-256; 1908-127
EMPR ASS RPT 16745, 17462
GSC BULL 239, pp. 140,141
GSC MAP 300A; 569A; 888A; 889A; 1386A; 41-1989
GSC MEM *171, p. 43; 243, p. 88
GSC P 85-1A, pp. 349-358
GSC RPT 986 (1908)
GSC SUM RPT 1906, pp. 51,52
CIM BULL Vol. 44, No. 469, pp. 317-324 (1951); Vol. 61, No. 673, pp. 633-636 (1968)
CIM Trans. Vol. 18, pp. 192-201 (1915)
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J.H. (1967): Petrology, Structure and Origin of the Copper Mountain Intrusions near Princeton, British Columbia; unpublished Ph.D. thesis, University of British Columbia