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File Created: 04-Jul-1994 by Dorthe E. Jakobsen (DEJ)
Last Edit:  04-Jul-1994 by Dorthe E. Jakobsen (DEJ)

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Name BARNES CREEK Mining Division Slocan
BCGS Map 082L009
Status Past Producer NTS Map 082L01W
Latitude 050º 03' 44'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 118º 15' 23'' Northing 5546305
Easting 410076
Commodities Gold Deposit Types C01 : Surficial placers
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Overlap Assemblage
Capsule Geology

The Barnes Creek placer deposit is located on Barnes Creek about 11 kilometres west of Whatshan Lake. The exact location of the placer workings is unknown. Geological Survey of Canada Memoir 296 reports that these placer workings are on the tributaries of Barnes Creek which are Eureka Creek (082LSE046) and Holding Creek (082LSE45). B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Bulletin 28 reports production for Barnes Creek and Eureka Creek.

Bedrock in the area consists of granitic rocks of the Cretaceous Whatshan batholith. Glacial and fluvial gravels in the creek contained placer gold.

During 1935 to 1945, reported production from Barnes Creek was 2581 grams of gold. This is probably production from Holding Creek or at least includes production from Holding Creek (Bulletin 28, page 14).

No other information is available.

EMPR BULL *28, p. 14
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; 658
GSC P 91-2, pp. 115-135
CJES Vol. 26, No. 2