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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  29-May-2014 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name TAS, TAT Mining Division Similkameen
BCGS Map 092H028
Status Showing NTS Map 092H08W
Latitude 049º 16' 46'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 120º 26' 59'' Northing 5461651
Easting 685479
Commodities Copper Deposit Types D03 : Volcanic redbed Cu
L03 : Alkalic porphyry Cu-Au
L01 : Subvolcanic Cu-Ag-Au (As-Sb)
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Quesnel
Capsule Geology

The Tas showing is located about 3.5 kilometres southwest of Willis Creek and 20 kilometres south-southeast of Princeton.

The area is underlain by the eastern facies of the Upper Triassic Nicola Group consisting of mafic augite and hornblende porphyritic pyroclastics and flows.

Finely disseminated chalcopyrite occurs in an outcrop of Nicola Group volcanics, near a lineament that may represent a fault. A sample of this mineralization assayed 0.07 per cent copper (Assessment Report 4806, page 6).

In 1972, Phelps Dodge completed a program of geological mapping, soil sampling and ground magnetometer and induced polarization surveys on the area as the Tas and Tat claims. During 1991 through 1994, G.F. Crooker completed programs of silt sampling, geological mapping and ground geophysical surveys on the area as the Tas 1-2 claims. In 1996, Moreleigh Minerals completed a program of geological mapping, soil and rock sampling and ground electromagnetic and magnetic surveys. In 2009 through 2011, Supreme Resources completed programs of geochemical sampling and a 19.5 kilometre induced polarization survey.

EMPR ASS RPT 4380, 4526, 4806, 22427, 23649, 25102, 31363, 33062
EMPR GEM 1973-133,134
GSC MAP 569A; 888A; 1386A; 41-1989
GSC P 85-1A, pp. 349-358
CJES Vol. 24, pp. 2521-2536 (1987)
EMPR PFD 824903