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File Created: 24-Jul-85 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  20-Feb-08 by Karl A. Flower(KAF)

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NMI 082E2 Au4
Name GOLD DROP (L.1415) Mining Division Greenwood
BCGS Map 082E017
Status Past Producer NTS Map 082E02E
Latitude 49º 09' 57" N UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 118º 36' 04" W Northing 5447125
Easting 383282
Commodities Silver, Gold, Lead, Zinc, Copper Deposit Types H08 : Alkalic intrusion-associated Au
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Slide Mountain, Plutonic Rocks
Capsule Geology

The Gold Drop mine is 8.5 kilometres north of Greenwood and about one kilometre east of the south end of Jewel Lake. Access is from the Jewel Lake road and Dentonia mine via the Jewel shaft.

Production from this claim was recorded over a period of seven years between 1926 to 1941. A total of 296 tonnes of ore was mined yielding 5 grams per tonne gold; 29 grams per tonne silver; and a minor amount of lead.

The two adits are 16 metres apart vertically, and explore the Gold Drop vein at shallow depth. The lower adit, elevation 1380 metres, driven as a crosscut, gradually changes direction from slightly west of north to almost east and reached the vein 67 metres from the portal. The vein was followed 17 metres in a northerly direction, and a small part of it was stoped. The upper adit, at elevation 1400 metres, is collared about 24 metres northeast of this stope and heads northerly for about 6 metres to the vein. It then follows the vein about 21 metres slightly east of north to a point where the vein splits. The left split is followed for 24 metres and the right split for about 76 metres. The latter split trends north easterly for about 24 metres and then runs parallel to the left split. Shipments to Trail have been made by previous operators from one small stope in the left split, from several small stopes in the right split, and from the lower adit.

Bibliography
EMPR AEROMAG MAP 8497G
EMPR AR 1897-589,590; 1899-764; 1900-991; 1902-H179; 1925-A198,A199;
1927-C237; 1928-C250; 1930-A223; *1931-A24,A125; 1932-A28,A130;
1933-A158,A159; 1938-A34; 1939-A36; 1940-A24; 1941-A24,A61;
*1946-A136
EMPR ASS RPT 9961, 11932
EMPR BULL 1, (1932), pp. 84,85; 20, Part III, p. 12
EMPR EXPL 1981-166; 1983-9
EMPR GEM 1974-42
EMPR MR MAP 6 (1932)
EMPR OF 1990-25
EMPR P 1986-2, p. 35
EMPR PRELIM MAP 59
GSC MAP 828; 45-20A; 6-1957; 10-1967; 1500A; 1736A
GSC OF 481; 637; 1969
GSC P 67-42; 79-29
GCNL #163(Aug.24), 1992

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