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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  08-Oct-1997 by George Owsiacki (GO)

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Name MCKINNEY CREEK PLACER Mining Division Greenwood
BCGS Map 082E005
Status Past Producer NTS Map 082E03E
Latitude 049º 03' 45'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 119º 08' 19'' Northing 5436607
Easting 343777
Commodities Gold Deposit Types C01 : Surficial placers
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Okanagan
Capsule Geology

The McKinney Creek Placer occurrence is located along McKinney Creek at about 890 metres elevation. Bridesville, British Columbia lies 3.5 kilometres to the south.

Bedrock in the area appears to be gneissic or schistose rock of the Carboniferous to Permian Anarchist Group and Middle Jurassic granodiorite and granite of the Nelson intrusions. Chlorite schist, greenstone, limestone, chert and minor ultramafics comprise the main lithologies of the Anarchist Group.

About 558 grams of gold were recovered from gravels in the period 1936-40.

EMPR BULL *28, pp. 36,37
EMPR MR MAP 7 (1934)
GSC MAP 538A; 539A; 1736A; 15-1961