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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  05-Feb-2003 by George Owsiacki (GO)

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Name NUMBER SEVEN (L.998), NO. 7 (L.998), ROCKET Mining Division Kamloops
BCGS Map 092I068
Status Showing NTS Map 092I09W
Latitude 050º 37' 04'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 120º 24' 42'' Northing 5610519
Easting 683098
Commodities Copper, Magnetite, Iron Deposit Types K03 : Fe skarn
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Quesnel
Capsule Geology

The Number Seven showing is underlain by Iron Mask Hybrid unit diorite of the Late Triassic-Early Jurassic Iron Mask batholith near the contact with Upper Triassic Nicola Group andesitic volcanic rocks to the west. Shallow cuts and pits expose a medium-grained diorite that has been intensely sheared containing quartz-carbonate veins with local pods of massive epidote-magnetite skarn with minor chalcopyrite and malachite. Rock sampling in 1983 yielded highs of 0.25 to 1.9 per cent copper (Assessment Report 11690).

A number of shallow cuts and holes 3 to 4.5 metres deep have been made on the property but are largely sloughed (ca. 1906). They are reported to have exposed a body of magnetite mineralized with copper minerals. In 1983, an exploration program consisting of geological mapping and rock geochemistry on the Rocket 4-16 claims was undertaken by Aberford Resources Ltd. The Rocket claims are just to the west of the pits on the Number Seven Crown grant.

EMPR AR 1906-H176; 1956-47-54
GSC OF 165; 980; 2490
GSC MAP 886A; 887A; 9-1963; 1394A; 42-1989
GSC MEM 249, p. 113
GSC P 44-20; 82-1A, pp. 293-297; 85-1A, pp. 349-358
EMPR PFD 673547