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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  11-Dec-1991 by Peter S. Fischl (PSF)

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Name FALUM (L.416S), VOIGT'S CAMP Mining Division Similkameen
BCGS Map 092H038
Status Showing NTS Map 092H08W
Latitude 049º 20' 17'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 120º 28' 16'' Northing 5468113
Easting 683705
Commodities Copper, Gold Deposit Types L03 : Alkalic porphyry Cu-Au
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Plutonic Rocks, Quesnel
Capsule Geology

The Falum showing is situated 2.3 kilometres east of Wolfe Creek and 13.5 kilometres south-southeast of Princeton.

This showing is hosted in diorite of the Early Jurassic Voigt stock (Copper Mountain Intrusions).

The copper mineralization at this occurrence is similar to that of the Azurite showing (092HSE022), 1600 metres to the west, consisting of chalcopyrite in magnetite-epidote veinlets. Hematite, pyrite and minor bornite associated with albite and hornblende are also reported. A selected grab sample assayed 2.94 per cent copper and 2.7 grams per tonne gold (Geological Survey of Canada Memoir 171, page 43).

This showing was explored by three shafts and several trenches some time between 1906 and 1934. Sinmax Mines Ltd. carried out soil, magnetometer and geological surveys immediately south and east of the showing between 1968 and 1970.

EMPR AR 1906-255; 1908-127; 1967-180; 1968-207
EMPR ASS RPT 1785, 2892
EMPR BULL *59, p. 78
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 Special Volume 15, pp. 368-375 (1976)
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J.H. (1967): Petrology, Structure and Origin of the Copper Mountain Intrusions near Princeton, British Columbia; unpublished Ph.D. thesis, University of British Columbia
EMPR PFD 811749