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File Created: 14-Nov-94 by Dorthe E. Jakobsen(DEJ)
Last Edit:  15-Dec-94 by Dorthe E. Jakobsen(DEJ)

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Name MONASHEE CREEK PLACER, SOUTH FORK CHERRY CREEK, RAMBLER Mining Division Vernon
BCGS Map 082L018
Status Past Producer NTS Map 082L02E, 082L01W
Latitude 50º 10' 13" N UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 118º 30' 23" W Northing 5558649
Easting 392426
Commodities Gold Deposit Types C01 : Surficial placers
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Overlap Assemblage
Capsule Geology

The Monashee Creek Placer deposit is located on Monashee Creek, just south of Cherry Creek. Monashee Creek was previously known as the south fork of Cherry Creek (082LSE013) and there is possibly some confusion between the placer activity on these two creeks.

In 1932, several placer miners were working along Monashee Creek and they reported small recoveries. In 1940 and 1941, mining of gold-bearing gravel in an old channel below the creek bed took place.

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

Gravels from this creek are reported to have produced 6749 grams of gold (217 ounces) during the period from 1936 to 1945 (Bulletin 28, page 63). The gold from Monashee Creek and Cherry Creek has a low fineness (695.5 to 700.0).

Bibliography
EMPR AR 1932-144; 1940-97; 1941-91
EMPR BULL *28, pp. 62-63
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; 8501G
GSC MEM 296, p. 138
GSC OF 637; 658
GSC P 91-2, pp. 115-135
CJES Vol. 26, No. 2

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