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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  24-Jun-2020 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name NORMA, EVA, ASH, OAK, JILL Mining Division Similkameen
BCGS Map 092H038
Status Showing NTS Map 092H07E
Latitude 049º 18' 24'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 120º 34' 40'' Northing 5464370
Easting 676069
Commodities Copper Deposit Types L03 : Alkalic porphyry Cu-Au
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Quesnel
Capsule Geology

The Norma showing is situated about 0.4 kilometre west of Highway 3 and 17.5 kilometres south of Princeton.

The area is underlain by the eastern facies of the Upper Triassic Nicola Group consisting of mafic augite and hornblende porphyritic pyroclastics and flows. These volcanics are faulted against the Early Jurassic Copper Mountain stock (Copper Mountain Intrusions) to the east and overlain by Eocene Princeton Group volcanics to the west in the immediate vicinity of the showing.

Five trenches, occurring over a north-south distance of 400 metres, expose mostly dark grey to black, variably sheared augite porphyritic andesite. The strongest shearing strikes 030 degrees and dips 65 degrees northwest. This rock is cut by calcite and quartz stringers and veins up to 15 centimetres wide. Pyrite occurs locally as stringers and as disseminations in quartz veins. The andesite is altered to a very fine-grained, apple green to light grey rock in one of the trenches over an 8 by 4 metre area (trench 3). This silicified material contains disseminated pyrite and pyrrhotite, with minor chalcopyrite.

In 1968, Oro Mines acquired the Norma claims and completed a program of geological mapping, 630 metres of trenching, geophysical surveys and six diamond drill holes, totalling 651 metres.

In 1977, Gilford Resources Ltd. acquired the Norma claims from J. Turner and completed a program of geological mapping, geochemical sampling and six former trenches were cleaned and deepend.

During 2007 through 2009, Canadian international Minerals Inc. examined the area as the Copper Mountain property. Exploration work included programs of limited prospecting and sampling and an airborne magnetometer and electromagnetic survey.

EMPR AR 1967-178
EMPR GEM 1970-385,386; 1971-271
EMPR PF (Gilford Resources Ltd. (1977): Prospectus, Vancouver Stock
Exchange (see 092HSE080))
EMR MP CORPFILE (Copper Mountain Consolidated Ltd.)
GSC MAP 300A; 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)
CJES Vol. 24, pp. 2521-2536 (1987)
GCNL #206, 1977
Arseneau, G. (2007-12-12): Techincal Report on the Copper Mountain Property
Arseneau, G. (2009-10-01): Copper Mountain Project
EMPR PFD 8895, 8950, 820899