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File Created: 15-Aug-1992 by Peter S. Fischl (PSF)
Last Edit:  01-Jan-0001 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)

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Name NORTH TROUT CREEK PLACER, SPRING 3 Mining Division Similkameen
BCGS Map 092H080
Status Past Producer NTS Map 092H16E
Latitude 049º 47' 06'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 120º 08' 26'' Northing 5518650
Easting 705826
Commodities Gold Deposit Types C01 : Surficial placers
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Plutonic Rocks, Overlap Assemblage
Capsule Geology

North Trout Creek is a southeastward-flowing tributary of Trout Creek. It initially flows south-southeast for 4.8 kilometres before turning east and continuing for an additional 4.5 kilometres to the mouth of Pintin Creek, north of Whitehead Lake. The creek then flows south-southeast for 3.5 kilometres before entering Trout Creek, 44 kilometres northeast of Princeton.

The uppermost 9 kilometres of the creek runs through a broad, shallow valley. The valley steepens and narrows somewhat in the last 3 to 4 kilometres as the creek descends into Trout Creek.

Placer gold has been recovered from several locations along North Trout Creek, 100 to 1300 metres above the creek's confluence with Trout Creek. Three of the occurrences coincide with structural lineaments (Assessment Report 14989). Gold particles recovered from the stream's gravels have an angular shape, indicating a source nearby (Assessment Report 17560).

The placer deposits of this creek were mined by Don Agur up to the 1980s.

EMPR ASS RPT *14989, *17560, 18401
GSC MAP 888A; 1386A; 41-1989
Placer Dome File