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File Created: 27-Nov-1990 by Garry J. Payie (GJP)
Last Edit:  11-Jul-2013 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name REN, MEAD Mining Division Victoria
BCGS Map 092C050
Status Showing NTS Map 092C08E
Latitude 048º 28' 36'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 124º 10' 23'' Northing 5369946
Easting 413305
Commodities Copper Deposit Types
Tectonic Belt Insular Terrane Crescent
Capsule Geology

The Ren occurrence is located in the head waters of Clinch Creek on Jordan Ridge, at approximately 500 metres in elevation.

The area is underlain by Eocene Metchosin Volcanics consisting of bedded basaltic tuffs interbedded with pillow and amygdaloidal basaltic flows striking easterly and dipping 20 to 80 degrees to the north. These are sheared, altered and brecciated but show very little folding. The volcanics are cut by a series of steeply dipping gabbro dikes, possibly comagmatic and coeval with the volcanics. The largest dike is 800 metres wide and the remainder are typically from 30 to 50 metres wide. The gabbros are also brecciated, sheared and altered.

Pyrite and pyrrhotite are the predominant sulphide minerals with minor associated chalcopyrite. Small amounts of bornite and flecks of native copper are present. Magnetite has been found concentrated in the gabbro at a few locations. The sulphides occur in highest concentrations in areas of most intense shearing, and the largest of the zones usually are found close to gabbro or mafic dikes and are associated with a system of feldspathic stringers with or without free quartz. The sulphides sometimes occur in a disseminated form but mostly as cleavage films or in elongated blebs controlled by the orientation of the shear zone. None of the zones could be traced for more than 100 metre or so, and very seldom over widths greater than 5 metres.

In 1957, Rio Can. Ex. completed a program of soil sampling, geological mapping, minor trenching and a self potential survey. In 1962, Newconex completed a program of soil sampling, geological mapping and ground geophysical surveys. In 1968, Quintana Minerals completed a program of soil sampling and geological mapping. In 1971 through 1977, the area was explored as the Loss and Wolf claims. Programs of soil sampling and ground geophysical surveys were completed at this time. In 1979, Westmount Resources completed a program of soil sampling on the area as the Fox claim.

EMPR ASS RPT 211, *549, *2229, 4104, 4751, 6272, 7814
EMPR FIELDWORK 1988, pp. 525-527; 1989, pp. 503-510
EMPR GEM 1972-241; 1973-225; 1974-165; 1977-E106
GSC OF 463; 821
GSC P 72-44; 76-1A; 77-1A; 79-30
EMPR PFD 827220