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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  22-Aug-2020 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name TIPPERARY, TIPPERARY (L. 9561) Mining Division Cariboo
BCGS Map 093H003
Status Showing NTS Map 093H03W
Latitude 053º 01' 42'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 121º 29' 15'' Northing 5876492
Easting 601435
Commodities Silver, Gold, Lead Deposit Types I01 : Au-quartz veins
I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Kootenay, Cariboo, Slide Mountain
Capsule Geology

The Tipperary showing lies within the Barkerville Terrane of the Omineca Belt. The Barkerville Terrane is in thrust contact with Triassic Quesnel Terrane rocks to the west and Hadrynian to Lower Paleozoic Cariboo Terrane rocks to the east. The Barkerville Terrane in this region is underlain by the dominantly metasedimentary rocks of the Hadrynian to Lower Paleozoic Snowshoe Group. In this area the Snowshoe Group comprises limestone, phyllite and quartzite. These rocks have been regionally metamorphosed to greenschist facies.

The showing is located 500 metres south of the Warspite adit (Lot 9560, 093H 048) on the north side of Mount Proserpine, about 4.5 kilometres south of Barkerville.

The property is underlain by argillite and quartzite cut by a northwest striking quartz vein carrying small amounts of disseminated pyrite, arsenopyrite and galena. The vein is 0.9 to 1.2 metres wide. Minor gold values and silver up to 377 grams per tonne have been reported (Minister of Mines Annual Report 1918 page, 134).

During 2000 through 2008, Golden Cariboo Resources Ltd. completed programs of prospecting, geological mapping, geochemical (rock, soil, moss and stream sediment) sampling, ground magnetic and self potential surveys, trenching and 60 diamond drill holes, totalling 28,710.0 metres on the area as the Golden Cariboo property. A complete summary of exploration programs can be found at the Cariboo Hudson (MINFILE 093A 091) occurrence.

EMPR AR 1918-134
EMPR ASS RPT 7128, 12263, 16981, 24135
EMPR EXPL 1978-207; 1984-312
EMPR OF 2004-12
EMPR BULL 38; 47
EMPR PF (Sutherland Brown, A., Holland, S.S., (1956) The Structure of the Northeast Cariboo District, in 93H General Property File)
GSC MEM 149, p. 201; 181, p. 32
GSC SUM RPT 1932A, p. 48
GSC OF 844
Brown, J. (2009-01-28): Technical Report on the 2000-2008 Exploration Programs on the Golden Cariboo Project
EMPR PFD 680468, 681606