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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  19-Dec-1994 by Dorthe E. Jakobsen (DEJ)

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NMI
Name HOLDING CREEK Mining Division Slocan
BCGS Map 082L009
Status Past Producer NTS Map 082L01W
Latitude 050º 05' 00'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 118º 19' 16'' Northing 5548732
Easting 405485
Commodities Gold Deposit Types C01 : Surficial placers
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Overlap Assemblage
Capsule Geology

The Holding Creek occurrence is located on Holding Creek, a tributary of Barnes Creek (082LSE053), about 48 kilometres southeast of Lumby.

Bedrock in the area consists of sedimentary and volcanic rocks of the Devonian to Triassic Harper Ranch Group.

Stream gravels which lie on both sides of the creek comprise benches up to 9 metres high, although the parts that were being worked are only 1.5 to 1.8 metres high.

A small amount of placer gold production is believed to have come from Holding Creek. This is possibly included in the production reported for Barnes Creek.

No other information is available.

Bibliography
EMPR BULL 28
EMPR FIELDWORK 1987, pp. 55-58; 1988, pp. 49-54; 1992, pp. 255-257
EMPR OF 1991-18; 1994-8
EMPR RGS 082L, 1976; 32, 1991
GSC MAP 7216G; 8491G
GSC MEM 296, p. 138
GSC OF *637(#354); 658
GSC P 91-2, pp. 115-135
CJES Vol. 26, No. 2

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