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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  25-Jun-2013 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name BELLE (L.55G), LITTLE NUGGET (L.33G), SEATTLE (L.57G), SCOTCH, L.55G Mining Division Victoria
BCGS Map 092B082
Status Showing NTS Map 092B13W
Latitude 048º 52' 29'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 123º 47' 03'' Northing 5413826
Easting 442501
Commodities Copper Deposit Types G06 : Noranda/Kuroko massive sulphide Cu-Pb-Zn
Tectonic Belt Insular Terrane Wrangell
Capsule Geology

The Belle occurrence is located on the western slopes of Mount Sicker, north of Nugget Creek.

The area is located within the Cowichan uplift and is underlain mainly by andesitic to rhyolitic tuffs of the McLaughlin Ridge Formation, Sicker Group. The local stratigraphy is disrupted by folding, faulting (pre-Triassic as well as Late Cretaceous) and the intrusions of gabbro and diabase sills and dykes that are coeval with the Upper Triassic Karmutsen Formation. The showing lies about 1 kilometre to the north of the Lenora-Tyee volcanogenic massive sulphide deposit (092B 001) and is of related origin.

In 1897, it was reported that two very large veins 6 to 12 metres in width occur about 30 metres apart in dioritic rock. No work was done on them at that time.

In 1980, Serem Limited drilled four diamond drill holes in order to test a package of variably siliceous schists that originated as tuffs and flows and which are similar in nature to the package hosting the Lenora-Tyee deposit. The schists, locally chlorite and sericite altered, appear to form a south dipping panel having a hanging wall and footwall of gabbro. North of the drill holes there is a transition to andesitic rock.

Pyrite and chalcopyrite occur as disseminations or in association with quartz-calcite veins. It is common to see the sulphides concentrated along the schistosity as fine to coarse grains. In drill hole SRM 18 an average grade of 0.37 per cent copper occurs over 4.6 metres (Assessment Report 8264).

In 2010 and 2011, Rock-Con Resources completed a program of prospecting and rock sampling on the Mount Sicker property.

EMPR AR 1897-567; 1920-222
EMPR ASS RPT 3950, 3951, 4904, 5164, 7714, *7875, *8264, 12172, 14735
15719, 16716, 19754, 32278
EMPR FIELDWORK 1987, pp. 81-91
EMPR GEM 1972-240; 1974-163
EMPR OF 1988-8; 1999-2
GSC MAP 42A; 1386A; 1553A
GSC MEM 13; 36; 96
GSC OF 463
GSC P 1972-44; 1975-1A, p. 23; 1979-30
Carson, D.J.T. (1968): Metallogenic Study of Vancouver Island with
Emphasis on the Relationship of Plutonic Rocks and Mineral
Deposits, Ph.D. Thesis, Carleton University