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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  23-Jan-2022 by Del Ferguson (DF)

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Name ROSE MARIE, ROSE (L.1489), MAMIE (L.1486), MAGGIE (L.1487), SADIE (L.1488) Mining Division Alberni
BCGS Map 092F013
Status Past Producer NTS Map 092F03W
Latitude 049º 09' 16'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 125º 25' 07'' Northing 5447441
Easting 323652
Commodities Gold, Silver, Zinc, Copper Deposit Types I06 : Cu+/-Ag quartz veins
Tectonic Belt Insular Terrane Wrangell
Capsule Geology

The Rose Marie past producer is located east of the Kennedy River, approximately 3 kilometres north of its mouth at Kennedy Lake, and 25 kilometres north-northwest of Ucluelet, B.C.

Upper Triassic basalts and andesites of the Karmutsen Formation, Vancouver Group are intruded by quartz diorite to granodiorite of the Jurassic Island Intrusions and Tertiary dacitic dikes. The rocks are cut by northwest trending faults which typically show intense shearing and local sericitization, silicification and pyritization over widths of 0.5 to 2 metres.

Locally, a banded quartz vein strikes 070 degrees and dips about 60 degrees northwest through porphyritic diabase or green andesite. The vein varies in width from 38 to 60 centimetres. The quartz is variably reported to be mineralized with pyrite and one or more other sulphides from among sphalerite, chalcopyrite, arsenopyrite, pyrrhotite and galena.

Over 100 metres of drifting on the vein took place from 1899 to 1900. Nine tonnes of ore treated on site in a 4-stamp mill produced 902 grams of gold and 1,928 grams of silver (Mineral Policy data).

In 2008, Kennedy Lake Syndicate completed a program of prospecting on the area as part of the Kennedy Lake Project. In 2010, Gonzaga Resources completed a program of rock and soil sampling and an induced polarization survey on the area. During 2011 through 2014, Gonzaga Resources Ltd. completed programs of rock and soil sampling on the area, outlining an anomalous gold area approximately 1.5 kilometres south-southwest of the ROSE MARIE occurrence.

EMPR AR *1899-787, *1912-195, *1913-278, *1916-328, 1918-261, 1925-272
EMPR ASS RPT 30944, 31662, 34847, 35017
EMPR BULL *1, 1932, p.134; 55
EMPR FIELDWORK 1988, pp. 61-74
EMPR PF (Report on Kennedy Lake Properties, compiled by P. Eastwood)
GSC MAP 17-1968, 1386A
GSC MEM *204, p. 27
GSC OF 463
GSC P 68-50, p. 38; 72-44
Carson, D.J.T. (1968): Metallogenic Study of Vancouver Island with Emphasis on the Relationships of Mineral Deposits to Plutonic Rocks, Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis, Carleton University
EMPR PFD 6696, 6755, 600445