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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 CHILCO, P.M.L. 813 Mining Division New Westminster
BCGS Map 092G098
Status Showing NTS Map 092G16W
Latitude 049º 58' 20'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 122º 26' 42'' Northing 5535690
Easting 539798
Commodities Gold, Platinum, Palladium, Silver Deposit Types C01 : Surficial placers
Tectonic Belt Coast Crystalline Terrane Gambier
Capsule Geology

The Chilco showing is located 32.5 kilometres northwest of the north end of Harrison Lake. Precious metal bearing sands cover a 400 to 800 metre wide section of the Lillooet River valley, to depths in excess of 40 metres.

The post-Pleistocene alluvial sands contain gold, silver, platinum and palladium in submicron sized particles. A 1.4 kilogram sample of sand, taken at least a metre below surface, assayed 2.47 grams per tonne gold, 4.80 grams per tonne silver, 2.77 grams per tonne platinum and 2.71 grams per tonne palladium (Assessment Report 2589, p. A2, Sample H-59).

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
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