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File Created: 16-Dec-1991 by Peter S. Fischl (PSF)
Last Edit:  21-Dec-1991 by Peter S. Fischl (PSF)

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NMI 092H7 Cu6
Name KENNEDY MOUNTAIN (NORTH SLOPE), DEE, X Mining Division Similkameen
BCGS Map 092H038
Status Showing NTS Map 092H07E
Latitude 049º 21' 36'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 120º 34' 36'' Northing 5470301
Easting 675960
Commodities Copper Deposit Types L03 : Alkalic porphyry Cu-Au
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Quesnel
Capsule Geology

This showing is on the north slope of Kennedy Mountain, about 12 kilometres southwest of Princeton.

The area between Whipsaw Creek and the Similkameen River is underlain by calcareous siltstone and sandstone, conglomerate, massive and pillowed andesite, andesitic tuff and volcanic breccia of the Upper Triassic Nicola Group. These rocks strike roughly north and dip 25 to 55 degrees west. They are cut by feldspar porphyritic dykes, possibly related to the Early Jurassic Lost Horse Intrusions, striking 025 to 050 degrees. These dykes are seldom over 7.6 metres wide.

Copper mineralization occurs in several zones of brecciation in the volcanics. These breccia zones are usually developed along the contacts of the feldspar porphyritic dykes. Mineralization consists of bornite and chalcopyrite in a gangue of calcite and minor quartz. One of these breccia zones has been exposed by trenching near Kennedy Lake. This zone is 30 metres long and 3 to 4.5 metres wide.

The various mineralized breccia zones were first prospected some time previous to 1947.

EMPR ASS RPT *261, 2197, 3037
GSC MAP 888A; 889A; 1386A; 41-1989
GSC MEM 171; *243, p. 89
GSC P 85-1A, pp. 349-358
CJES Vol. 24, pp. 2521-2536 (1987)
EMPR PFD 11959