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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  16-May-1990 by Peter S. Fischl (PSF)

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Name MONTE CRISTO, P.M.L. 811 Mining Division New Westminster
BCGS Map 092G098
Status Showing NTS Map 092G16W
Latitude 049º 57' 51'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 122º 25' 56'' Northing 5534801
Easting 540721
Commodities Gold, Platinum Deposit Types C01 : Surficial placers
Tectonic Belt Coast Crystalline Terrane Gambier
Capsule Geology

Precious metal bearing alluvial sands underlie a 400 to 800 metre wide section of the Lillooet River valley, 31 kilometres northwest of the north end of Harrison Lake.

These post Pleistocene sands contain gold and platinum in submicron sized particles. A sample of the material assayed 11.56 dollars per tonne in combined gold and platinum (at 1970 prices) (Property File - Kirwan, G.L. (1970) p. 6). The sands are estimated to contain inferred reserves of 22.7 million tonnes down to a depth of 30 metres (Property File - Kirwan, G.L. (1970) pp. 3,4).

EM FIELDWORK 2001, pp. 303-312
EM GEOFILE 2000-2, 2000-5
EMPR FIELDWORK 1980, pp. 165-184; 1984, pp. 42-53; 1985, pp. 120-131
EMPR PF (*Kirwan, G.L. (1970): Monte Cristo Mines Ltd., Report on Property, Lillooet River Area)
GSC MAP 1069A; 1151A; 1386A
GSC OF 2203
GSC P 86-1B, pp. 699-706; 89-1E, pp. 177-187; 90-1E, pp. 183-195, 197-204; 90-1F, pp. 95-107
Ditson, G.M. (1978): Metallogeny of the Vancouver-Hope Area, British Columbia, M.Sc. Thesis, University of British Columbia