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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  26-Mar-2014 by Nicole Barlow (NB)

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Name VERDE, VERDE NO. 3 (L.1600S), NO. 2 (L.1773S) Mining Division Similkameen
BCGS Map 092H038
Status Showing NTS Map 092H08W
Latitude 049º 21' 37'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 120º 29' 01'' Northing 5470553
Easting 682715
Commodities Copper, Silver Deposit Types L04 : Porphyry Cu +/- Mo +/- Au
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Plutonic Rocks, Quesnel
Capsule Geology

The Verde showing is approximately 1 kilometre east of Wolfe Creek and 11 kilometres south-southeast of Princeton.

Regionally, the area is underlain by the volcanics of the Princeton Group and volcanics and sedimentary rocks of the Nicola Group, which have been intruded by the Copper Mountain Intrusions.

Locally, the showing is hosted in diorite of the Early Jurassic Voigt stock (Copper Mountain Intrusions), just east of overlying andesite, basalt, breccia and tuff of the Eocene Princeton Group.

Mineralization occurs as malachite and chalcopyrite in fractures and disseminations hosted within diorite of the Voigt stock

Four trenches and several outcrops expose fine disseminated pyrite and chalcopyrite over a 140 by 140 metre area on the No. 2 Crown-granted claim (Lot 1773s). Chalcopyrite is also scattered along north-to-northeast¬striking joints, approximately 380 metres to the south, on the Verde No. 3 Crown-granted claim (Lot 1600s).

The showing was first discovered by Giant Mascot Mines Ltd. in 1968. The company completed soil, geological and geophysical surveys and conducted trenching and 1300 square metres of stripping.

In 1982, F. Polkosnik sampled some of the old trenches and drilled one 62.8 metre-long hole to the south of the showing.

In 2010, Supreme Resources Ltd. completed a work program of establishing grid lines, soil and rock geochemical sampling, geological surveying and diamond drilling. Highlights include rock sample V10027, which contained malachite, chalcopyrite and limonite and assayed greater than 1 per cent copper and 12 grams per tonne silver, and drillhole V1005, which returned 4.98 metres assaying 0.83 per cent copper and 4.6 grams per tonne silver (Assessment Report 32888).

EMPR AR 1968-205 206
EMPR ASS RPT 1579, 12591, *32888
GSC BULL 239, pp. 140,141
GSC MAP 569A; 888A; 1386A; 41-1989
GSC MEM 171; 243
GSC P 85-1A, pp. 349-358
CIM BULL Vol. 44, No. 469, pp. 317-324 (1951); Vol. 61, No. 673, pp. 633-636 (1968)
CIM Special Volume 15, pp. 368-375 (1976)
CIM Trans. Vol. 18, pp. 192-201 (1915)
CJES Vol. 24, pp. 2521-2536 (1987)
Montgomery, J.H. (1967): Petrology, Structure and Origin of the Copper Mountain Intrusions near Princeton, British Columbia; unpublished Ph.D. thesis, University of British Columbia