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File Created: 21-Jun-2013 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)
Last Edit:  24-Jun-2020 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name CF GROUP 8, C-ZONE Mining Division Victoria
BCGS Map 092B082
Status Showing NTS Map 092B13W
Latitude 048º 52' 08'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 123º 45' 43'' Northing 5413161
Easting 444124
Commodities Copper, Gold, Silver Deposit Types I06 : Cu+/-Ag quartz veins
Tectonic Belt Insular Terrane Wrangell
Capsule Geology

The CF group (C-Zone) occurrence is located on Mount Sicker, approximately 4.5 kilometres west of Westholme.

The area is located within the Cowichan uplift and is underlain mainly by andesitic to rhyolitic volcanics of the McLaughlin Ridge and Myra Formations (Sicker Group). The local stratigraphy is disrupted by folding, faulting (pre-Triassic as well as Tertiary), intrusions of gabbro and diabase sills and dikes (informally known as the Mount Hall gabbro) that are coeval with the Upper Triassic Karmutsen Formation (Vancouver Group).

Locally, a 1.7 metre wide quartz vein containing 5 per cent chalcopyrite is hosted by gabbros with common quartz-calcite veinlets and epidote alteration.

In 1972, Duncanex Resources completed a program of prospecting, geological mapping and a ground electromagnetic survey on the area, then known as the CF group. From 1978 through 1980, S.E.R.E.M. Limited completed programs of geological mapping, ground geophysical surveys, soil sampling and two diamond drill holes, SRM 13 and 14, on an area of strong geophysical responses. The core was not assayed. From 1988 through 1990, Minnova completed programs of geochemical sampling. In 2008, Westridge Resources completed a program of airborne geophysical surveys on the area.

Sadlier-Brown, T.L. (2009-11-04): A Report on the Geology and Mineral Potential of the Fortuna Property
Sadlier-Brown, T.L. (2010-01-21): A Report on the Geology and Mineral Potential of the Fortuna Property