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File Created: 18-Dec-1998 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  17-May-2013 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name MONTECARLO, MONTE CARLO Mining Division Victoria
BCGS Map 092C098
Status Showing NTS Map 092C16W
Latitude 048º 57' 33'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 124º 29' 50'' Northing 5423997
Easting 390402
Commodities Copper Deposit Types I06 : Cu+/-Ag quartz veins
Tectonic Belt Insular Terrane Overlap Assemblage, Wrangell
Capsule Geology

The Montecarlo showing is located on a ridge separating Redbed and Heather creeks, approximately 1.7 kilometres south west of Heather Lake.

The area is underlain by basaltic volcanic rocks of the Upper Triassic Karmutsen Formation (Vancouver Group) and sedimentary rocks of the Cretaceous Nanaimo Group which have been intruded by diorite of the Jurassic Island Plutonic Suite.

Locally, a 20 to 25 centimetre wide quartz vein containing significant quantities of chalcopyrite was traced in a steep road cut for about 10 metres. The vein disappeared beneath overburden. A chip sample of mineralized vein material yielded values of 3,758 parts per million copper and 1.3 parts per million silver (Assessment Report 21494).

In 1991 by Wellington-Young Resources Inc. completed a program soil, rock and silt sampling and geological mapping.

EMPR ASS RPT 21492, *21494
EMPR FIELDWORK 1977, p. 23; 1986, pp. 223-229; 1987, pp. 81-91; 1989,
pp. 503-510
EMPR MP MAP 1992-2
EMPR OF 1987-2; RGS 24, 1990
EMPR PF (In General File: B.C. Forest Products Road Map, Cowichan
Lake Area, 1963)
GSC OF 463; 821; 1272
GSC P 69-25; 72-44; 76-1A; 79-30
CJES Vol. 15 No. 3 1978, pp. 405-423
Carson, D.J.T. (1968): Metallogenic study of Vancouver Island with
emphasis on the relationships of mineral deposits to plutonic
rocks, Ph.D. Thesis, Carleton University
McGugan, A. (1962): Upper Cretaceous Foraminiferal zones, Vancouver
Island in Journal of the Alberta Society of Petroleum Geologists