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File Created: 06-Mar-2019 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)
Last Edit:  25-Apr-2019 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name DF 13-14, OK 10 Mining Division Kamloops
BCGS Map 092I045
Status Prospect NTS Map 092I06E
Latitude 050º 28' 45'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 121º 05' 00'' Northing 5593664
Easting 635987
Commodities Copper Deposit Types L04 : Porphyry Cu +/- Mo +/- Au
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Quesnel
Capsule Geology

The DF 13-14 (OK 10) occurrence is located at an elevation of approximately 1610 metres, 1.3 kilometres east-northeast of Little O.K. Lake and southwest of the Highland Valley Copper (MINFILE 092ISW012) open-pit in the southwestern Highland Valley.

The area is underlain by early Jurassic–late Triassic Guichon Creek Batholith Bethsaida phase quartz diorites. Faulting and shearing are extensive, the strongest direction being 115 to 120 degrees with moderate to steep dips. Other fault directions are 055 to 060, 095 to 100 and 135 to 140 degrees. Intense sericite alteration and oxidation is associated with faulting.

Locally, granodiorite and/or quartz diorite hosts disseminated and/or fracture-filling chalcopyrite mineralization.

In 1966, a drill hole (C66-9) yielded 1.32 per cent copper over 3 metres (Property File - Cominco Ltd. [1967-12-21]: Plan of Diamond Drilling & Geology and Valley Copper IP Anomaly - Bethsaida).

The area was originally staked in the early 1900’s as the Tamarack (MINFILE 092ISW042) and O.K. (MINFILE 092ISW010) properties. During 1955 through 1958, Bethsaida Mines completed programs of ground geophysical surveys, soil sampling, trenching and drilling. In 1963, Buttle Lake Minerals examined and completed a program of geological mapping on the area as the Bethsaida property. During 1965 through 1968, Cominco Ltd. completed programs of geological mapping, geochemical sampling, geophysical surveys and diamond drilling on the area.

EMPR BULL 56; 62
EMPR PF (*Cominco Ltd. [1967-12-21]: Plan of Diamond Drilling & Geology and Valley Copper IP Anomaly - Bethsaida)
EMPR PFD 896311
GSC MAP 1010A; 1386A; 42-1989
GSC OF 980
GSC P 46-8; 47-10
CIM Spec. Vol. 15 (1976), pp. 85-104
Northcote, K.E. (1968): Geology and Geochronology of the Guichon Creek Batholith, British Columbia, Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis, The University of British Columbia