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File Created: 16-Dec-1991 by Peter S. Fischl (PSF)
Last Edit:  12-Jun-2007 by Sarah Meredith-Jones (SMJ)

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NMI 092H7 Cu6
Name KENNEDY MOUNTAIN Mining Division Similkameen
BCGS Map 092H038
Status Showing NTS Map 092H07E
Latitude 049º 21' 03'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 120º 34' 22'' Northing 5469291
Easting 676275
Commodities Copper Deposit Types L03 : Alkalic porphyry Cu-Au
K01 : Cu skarn
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Quesnel
Capsule Geology

The Kennedy Mountain showing occurs on the east slope of Kennedy Mountain, 1.5 kilometres northwest of the Ingerbelle mine (092HSE004) and 12.5 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.

The showing is hosted in pillowed andesite, with lenses and interbeds of impure limestone and volcanic breccia. Mineralization consists of lenses and veins of chalcopyrite and bornite, with abundant malachite staining. These sulphides appear to be confined to narrow zones of fracturing and shearing that are interlaced with stringers of coarsely crystalline white calcite and epidote.

The showing was trenched and diamond drilled some time in the late 1960's.

EMPR BULL *59, p. 83
GSC MAP 888A; 1386A; 41-1989
GSC MEM 171; 243
GSC P 85-1A, pp. 349-358
CJES Vol. 24, pp. 2521-2536 (1987)