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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  26-Sep-2012 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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BCGS Map 092F007
Status Showing NTS Map 092F02E
Latitude 049º 00' 39'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 124º 38' 55'' Northing 5429969
Easting 379445
Commodities Copper, Gold, Silver, Molybdenum, Zinc Deposit Types I06 : Cu+/-Ag quartz veins
Tectonic Belt Insular Terrane Plutonic Rocks, Wrangell
Capsule Geology

The Rodeo occurrence is located at the headwaters of Corrigan Creek, approximately 3.3 kilometres southeast of the former producing WWW mine (MINFILE 092F 141).

Mafic volcanics of the Upper Triassic Karmutsen Formation and basalt of the Lower Jurassic Bonanza Group are intruded by diorite to quartz diorite (Corrigan Creek Pluton) of the Jurassic Island Plutonic Suite. The Karmutsen volcanics are primarily basalts which exhibit lower greenschist metamorphism and are cut by feldspar porphyry dikes.

Mineralization occurs as fine-grained disseminations hosted in the intrusives and in vuggy quartz and quartz-carbonate veins. Mineralization consists of pyrite, chalcopyrite, pyrrhotite, sphalerite, molybdenite, bornite and covellite.

Prospecting and underground work on the Golden Slipper and Golden Rule claims were carried out in 1899 and 1900. From 2007 to 2009, Auracle Geospatial Science Inc. completed a program of spectral analysis and sample analysis

A sample of quartz diorite adjacent to a vein on the Andy claim assayed 4.10 per cent copper, 41.1 grams per tonne silver, 1.7 grams per tonne gold, 0.123 per cent zinc and 0.0866 per cent molybdenum. In this sample the pyrite replaces hornblende (Assessment Report 14930). An old adit occurs to the south of these showings. A typical grab sample from a quartz vein on the Rodeo claim assayed 1.1 grams per tonne gold, 5.5 grams per tonne silver, 0.026 per cent copper and 0.224 per cent zinc (Assessment Report 17419).

EMPR AR 1895-654; 1899-785; 1900-920; 1966-76-77; 1967-76-77; 1968-104
EMPR ASS RPT 12696, 13668, *13671, 13723, 14202, 14928, *14930, 16083, *17419, 30069
EMPR EXPL 1985-132, 1986-159; 2002-29-40
EMPR FIELDWORK 1988, pp. 61-74
EMPR GEM 1969-220; 1970-289
EMPR OF 1987-2; 1988-24; *1989-6
EMPR PF (092F General File - Laanela, H., (1966): Report, Gunnex Ltd., Occurrence #47)
GSC MAP 17-1968; 49-1963
GSC OF 463; 1272
GSC P 68-50; 79-30
CIM BULL Vol. 83 No. 935, March 1990 pp. 125-135
EMPR PFD 672883, 672898