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File Created: 18-Mar-1992 by Peter S. Fischl (PSF)
Last Edit:  10-Dec-1992 by Peter S. Fischl (PSF)

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Name NORTH COPPER, PRINCE, NERO Mining Division Similkameen
BCGS Map 092H066
Status Showing NTS Map 092H10W
Latitude 049º 36' 53'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 120º 48' 27'' Northing 5498104
Easting 658376
Commodities Copper, Zinc, Silver Deposit Types L01 : Subvolcanic Cu-Ag-Au (As-Sb)
I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Quesnel
Capsule Geology

The North Copper showing is 1.6 kilometres north-northeast of the summit of Boulder Mountain and 8.5 kilometres north-northwest of Tulameen.

This showing is hosted in chlorite schist and andesite (greenstone) of the Upper Triassic Nicola Group. These rocks are variably silicified, sheared and brecciated. They are cut by steeply-dipping quartz veins and stringers striking northeast and northwest.

The northeast-striking quartz veins are moderately mineralized with chalcopyrite in an area of brecciation and pyritization. A sample of chlorite schist with chalcopyrite assayed 0.14 gram per tonne gold, 38.7 grams per tonne silver, 2.94 per cent copper, 0.02 per cent lead and 0.80 per cent zinc (Assessment Report 14158, assay certificate, sample R2 BWS Rx 35).

EMPR ASS RPT *10657, 12645, *14158, 15315
GSC MAP 46A; 888A; 1386A; 41-1989
GSC MEM 26; 243
GSC P 85-1A, pp. 349-358
CJES Vol. 24, pp. 2521-2536 (1987)
GCNL #17(Jan. 26), 1983; #6(Jan. 10), 1984; #41, 1986
N MINER Mar. 10, 1986