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File Created: 19-Mar-1992 by Peter S. Fischl (PSF)
Last Edit:  16-Oct-1992 by Peter S. Fischl (PSF)

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Name JAMES X, RABBITT, BOULDER MOUNTAIN Mining Division Similkameen
BCGS Map 092H066
Status Prospect NTS Map 092H10W
Latitude 049º 36' 08'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 120º 49' 10'' Northing 5496689
Easting 657554
Commodities Copper, Zinc, Lead, Silver Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Quesnel
Capsule Geology

The James X showing is on the summit of Boulder Mountain, 2.2 kilometres north of Lockie (Boulder) Creek and 7.5 kilometres north-northwest of Tulameen.

This copper-zinc-lead showing is hosted in andesite of the Upper Triassic Nicola Group. The rock exhibits epidote, chlorite and weak clay alteration, and is cut by numerous quartz veins and stringers. Some shearing is also evident.

The andesite is mineralized with stringers and blebs of pyrite and chalcopyrite. Massive chalcopyrite and pyrite were also intersected in diamond drilling. One hole angled at -60 degrees east (Jax-78-1) intersected a band of massive sulphide at 6.1 to 6.4 metres depth containing 30 per cent chalcopyrite and 20 per cent pyrite. The mineralized section assayed 1.25 per cent copper, 0.02 per cent zinc, 7.5 grams per tonne silver and 0.03 gram per tonne gold over 1.5 metres (5.5 to 7.0 metres) (Assessment Report 7159, assay certificate). Surface samples are reported to analyse up to 12.5 per cent zinc and 1.60 per cent lead (Assessment Report 7159, page 2).

EMPR ASS RPT *7159, 8411, 14158
EMPR OF 1999-2
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)
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