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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  12-Nov-2014 by Laura deGroot (LDG)

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Name HYDRO Mining Division Kamloops
BCGS Map 082M084
Status Showing NTS Map 082M14W
Latitude 051º 51' 30'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 119º 20' 04'' Northing 5747858
Easting 339244
Commodities Copper, Molybdenum, Silver, Tungsten Deposit Types K01 : Cu skarn
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Barkerville
Capsule Geology

The property is underlain by the Shuswap Metamorphic Complex with granite intrusives. Foliation and schistosity is north- northwest with moderate to steep dips east and west. Pegmatites cut all rock types except a quartz monzonite. Andesite dykes cut all rocks.

The metamorphic rocks are divided into 3 units: quartz- feldspar-biotite gneiss; rusty weathering quartz sericite schist and minor amphibole; and a mixed sequence of quartzo feldspathic schists and gneisses, striped hornfels, and skarn and lesser amphibolite.

Several occurrences of chalcopyrite with pyrite and pyrrhotite occur within mixed bands of skarn, hornfels and amphibolite. A 12 metre wide zone, traced intermittently for about 30 metres on strike consists of disseminated chalcopyrite and disseminated to semi-massive pyrrhotite in skarn lenses. Molybdenite in quartz veins cuts these rocks. A 7 metre sample across the zone assayed 0.34 per cent copper, 0.094 per cent molybdenum, 0.01 per cent WO3, and 2 grams per tonne silver.

Three hundred metres to the south, a 400 by 125 metre, north west trending zone of several molybdenite showings occur within mixed, banded skarn and hornfels, cut by narrow quartz stringers. The molybdenite occurs as coarse flakes within the quartz veins and disseminated throughout the skarn.

The chalcopyrite is likely related to basic tuffs and calca- reous sediments from which the amphibolite and skarn were derived. The molybdenite was likely introduced with late stage silica vein fillings.

EMPR EXPL 1978-E116,E117
EMPR OF 1991-17
EMPR (PF Prospectors Report 1997-12 by Denis Delisle)
GSC MAP 48-1963
GSC OF 637
GSC P 75-1A
EMPR PFD 650028, 680298