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

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NMI 082E2 Cu2
Name VICTORIA (L.933), PHOENIX MINE Mining Division Greenwood
BCGS Map 082E008
Status Past Producer NTS Map 082E02E
Latitude 049º 05' 45'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 118º 35' 39'' Northing 5439333
Easting 383625
Commodities Copper, Gold, Silver Deposit Types K01 : Cu skarn
K04 : Au skarn
K03 : Fe skarn
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Quesnel, Plutonic Rocks
Capsule Geology

The Victoria claim (Lot 933) is on the north part of the Phoenix pit (082ESE020), immediately north of the Aetna claim (082ESE022) and east of the Old Ironsides (082ESE021). The Knob Hill claim (082ESE020) lies to the southwest. The Victoria was Crown granted to J.P. Graves in 1898. Production is included with the Phoenix.

Systematic development, consisting of an extensive system of tunnels and stopes, began in 1895 and comprised three adit levels on the Old Ironsides and Knob Hill claims. To the east, five levels, serviced in part by the Victoria shaft, were developed on the Victoria and Aetna claims.

The area is underlain by chert, cherty argillite, greenstone and a minor amount of limestone of the Upper Paleozoic Knob Hill Group. These rocks are unconformably overlain by limestone, sharpstone conglomerate, argillite and Eholt volcanics of the Triassic Brooklyn Group. Copper ore occurs in mineralized areas of the Brooklyn limestone, which have all the characteristics of metasomatic replacements. These replacements are composed essentially of chlorite-epidote skarn rocks with variable amounts of garnet, calcite and quartz, accompanied by blebs and disseminations of pyrite, chalcopyrite, magnetite and specularite.

The main ore body outcrops on the Old Ironsides and Knob Hill claims; in its downward and eastward extension it passes into the Victoria and Aetna claims. See Phoenix for additional details on development, geology and mineralization.

EMPR AR 1894-756,map after 758; 1898-1123,1196; 1899-768;
1900-876,877,880; 1901-1053,1071; 1902-174,177; 1903-248; 1906-156;
1907-110; 1914-339; *1916-258; 1918-208; 1921-347; 1957-38-39;
1958-36; 1965-170; 1966-194; 1967-227; 1968-231
EMPR BULL 101, p. 236
EMPR GEM 1969-305; 1970-428; 1971-375; 1972-36; 1973-39; 1974-34-35
EMPR MINING 1975-1980, Vol. 1, pp. 9-10
EMPR MR MAP 6 (1932)
EMPR OF 1990-25
EMPR P 1986-2; 1989-3, pp. 41-43, 99
EMPR PF (See Phoenix 082ESE020)
GSC MAP *16A; 828; 45-20A; 6-1957; 10-1967; 1500A; 1736A
GSC MEM *21, pp. 15, 71-74
GSC OF 481; 637; 1969
GSC P 45-20A; 67-42; 79-29
GSC SUM RPT 1902, pp. 90-116
CIM Transactions Vol. 59 (1956), pp. 384-394
Basque, Garnet (1992): Ghost Towns & Mining Camps of the Boundary
Country; Sunfire Publications Limited, pp. 82-115
Ball, M. (2017-01-26): Technical Report on the Greenwood Area Property
Cowley, P. (2017-06-02): Updated Preliminary Economic Assessment on
the Greenwood Precious Metals Project