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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 AZURITE (L.3268), COPPER GLANCE (L.3267), CAS Mining Division Similkameen
BCGS Map 092H038
Status Showing NTS Map 092H08W
Latitude 049º 19' 49'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 120º 28' 48'' Northing 5467227
Easting 683089
Commodities Copper Deposit Types L03 : Alkalic porphyry Cu-Au
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Quesnel, Plutonic Rocks
Capsule Geology

The Azurite showing is situated 1.5 kilometres east of Wolfe Creek and 14.5 kilometres south-southeast of Princeton.

The Azurite showing is hosted in hornblende porphyritic andesite and andesitic breccia of the Upper Triassic Nicola Group, adjacent to the southern margin of the Early Jurassic Voigt stock (Copper Mountain Intrusions).

The volcanics are cut by magnetite-epidote veinlets, containing some chalcopyrite. Finely disseminated pyrite and chalcopyrite are also present. The chalcopyrite is extensively altered to azurite in surface exposures. The copper content of this mineralization appears to be less than 1 per cent (Geological Survey of Canada Memoir 171, page 43). Similar mineralization containing bornite occurs in diorite of the Voigt stock.

The showing was initially explored by a shaft, two tunnels and several opencuts excavated some time between 1900 and 1934. Sinmax Mines Ltd. carried out soil, magnetometer and geological surveys between 1968 and 1973.

EMPR AR 1900-898; 1905-254
EMPR ASS RPT *1785, 2892, 4372
EMPR BULL *59, p. 78
EMPR GEM 1969-352; 1971-274,275; 1973-134
GSC BULL 239, pp. 140,141
GSC MAP 300A; 569A; 888A; 889A; 1386A; 41-1989
GSC MEM *171, p. 43; 243, pp. 88,89
GSC P 85-1A, pp. 349-358
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J.H. (1967): Petrology, Structure and Origin of the Copper Mountain Intrusions near Princeton, British Columbia; unpublished Ph.D. thesis, University of British Columbia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, 811755