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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  14-Jul-2021 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name NW 48, NW 69, KIK 400, ISLAND 5-6 Mining Division Kamloops
BCGS Map 092I045
Status Showing NTS Map 092I06E
Latitude 050º 27' 24'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 121º 10' 22'' Northing 5591002
Easting 629703
Commodities Copper Deposit Types L04 : Porphyry Cu +/- Mo +/- Au
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Quesnel
Capsule Geology

The NW 48 occurrence is located approximately 1.7 kilometres southwest of Inkikuh Creek.

The area is underlain by quartz diorites to granodiorites of the Upper Triassic to Lower Jurassic Guichon Creek Batholith. Border phase rocks to the west are in contact with Guichon variety (Highland Valley phase) rocks to the east.

Locally, on the NW 48 claim, minor showings of weakly disseminated chalcopyrite with faint malachite staining occurs in epidote-altered diorite of the Border phase of the Guichon Creek Batholith.

To the south-southwest of the previous zone, on the NW 69 claim, a leucogranite hosts minor chalcocite and malachite.

Work History

In 1956, New Jersey Zinc Exploration Co. Ltd. completed a program of soil sampling and a 55.5 line-kilometre ground magnetic survey on the area as the Toketic property.

In 1960, Northwest Ventures Ltd. completed a ground magnetic survey on the area as the VL claims. In 1967, Northlode Exploration Ltd. completed a 40.8 line-kilometre ground magnetic and induced polarization survey on the Bar and MB claims.

In 1976 and 1977, Leonard Peckham prospected the area as the Kik claims.

In 1980, Cominco Ltd. completed 60.0 line-kilometres of ground magnetometer and induced polarization surveys on the area as the Island property. The following year, 22.9 line-kilometres of induced polarization surveys were completed on the property. In 1982, Cominco Ltd. completed an induced polarization survey on the area as the Island property.

EMPR AR 1961-115
EMPR ASS RPT *151, 335, 1199, 6488, 9217, 10327, 11017, 10622, 11017
EMPR BULL 56; 62
EMPR EXPL 1982-200
EMPR PFD 11014, 812970
GSC MAP 1010A; 1386A; 42-1989
GSC P 46-8; 47-10
CIM Spec. Vol. 15 (1976), pp. 85-104
Northcote, K.E. (1968): Geology and Geochronology of the Guichon Creek Batholith, British Columbia, Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis, The
University of British Columbia