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File Created: 08-Dec-1991 by Peter S. Fischl (PSF)
Last Edit:  28-May-1992 by Peter S. Fischl (PSF)

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Name NO. 67 FRACTION (L.59S), NO. 68 FRACTION (L.60S) Mining Division Similkameen
BCGS Map 092H038
Status Showing NTS Map 092H07E
Latitude 049º 18' 22'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 120º 32' 46'' Northing 5464383
Easting 678373
Commodities Copper Deposit Types L03 : Alkalic porphyry Cu-Au
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Plutonic Rocks, Quesnel
Capsule Geology

The No. 67 showing is situated on the east bank of the Similkameen River, 17 kilometres south-southwest 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. These rocks are intruded by diorite and monzonite, locally pyroxenite and gabbro, of the Early Jurassic Copper Mountain and Lost Horse intrusions.

This occurrence consists of a high-grade bornite showing in pegmatite and syenite of the Copper Mountain stock (Copper Mountain Intrusions). A hole drilled to a depth of 30 metres encountered a narrow section of bornite mineralization.

This showing was initially explored by an adit some time before 1934. Copper Mountain Mines Ltd. drilled one hole in 1960. Newmont Exploration of Canada Ltd. completed soil and geophysical surveys over the showing in 1987.

EMPR PF (*Collishaw, R. (1960): Letter to J.M. Carr, page 3 (see 092HSE080))
GSC BULL 239, pp. 140,141
GSC MAP 300A; 888A; 1386A; 41-1989
GSC MEM 171; 243
GSC P 85-1A, pp. 349-358
CIM BULL Vol. 44, No. 469, pp. 317-324 (1951); Vol. 61, No. 673, pp. 633-636 (1968)
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J.H. (1967): Petrology, Structure and Origin of the Copper Mountain Intrusions near Princeton, British Columbia; unpublished Ph.D. thesis, University of British Columbia