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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  22-Feb-1990 by Garry J. Payie (GJP)

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Name FLOWER RIDGE, BUTTLE BELL 4 Mining Division Alberni
BCGS Map 092F053
Status Showing NTS Map 092F12E
Latitude 049º 33' 17'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 125º 31' 54'' Northing 5492204
Easting 316902
Commodities Copper Deposit Types
Tectonic Belt Insular Terrane Wrangell
Capsule Geology

The showing occurs within the Buttle Lake uplift in an area underlain by rocks of the Paleozoic Sicker Group. The geology of the uplift has recently undergone revision and the stratigraphy has been reassigned to several new formations of a redefined Sicker Group and the Buttle Lake Group (formerly the upper part of the Sicker Group), (Juras, 1987; Massey, Personal Communication, 1990). Refer to the H-W deposit (092F 330) for a summary of the revised interpretation.

The property rocks are described as tuffs, breccias, agglomerates and andesitic flows. These are intruded by andesitic and diabase dykes. A series of parallel to subparallel shears strike in a northwest direction and dip mainly to the north. One vertical shear strikes from 130 to 140 degrees and contains minor chalcopyrite in a quartz sericite schist.

GSC MAP 17-1968; 1386A
GSC OF 463
GSC P 68-50; 71-36; 72-44; 79-30; 80-16
PERS COMM: Nick Massey, Feb., 1990
Juras, S.S. (1987): Geology of the Polymetallic Volcanogenic Buttle Lake Camp, with Emphasis on the Price Hillside, Central Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, Ph.D. Thesis, University of British Columbia
EMPR PFD 826532