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File Created: 24-Jul-85 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  20-Jan-92 by Peter S. Fischl(PSF)

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Name NEWTON CREEK, COALMONT GOLD MINES, WHEELER'S, FITZGERALD, DORA Mining Division Similkameen
BCGS Map 092H047
Status Showing NTS Map 092H07E
Latitude 49º 27' 44" N UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 120º 44' 11" W Northing 5481304
Easting 664022
Commodities Copper, Gold Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
L01 : Subvolcanic Cu-Ag-Au (As-Sb)
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Quesnel
Capsule Geology

The Newton Creek showing occurs at the confluence of Newton and Granite creeks, 16 kilometres due west of Princeton.

Several quartz veins and shear zones cut argillite, andesite, limestone and breccia of the Upper Triassic Nicola Group.

The quartz veins are up to 2.4 metres wide and have been traced on surface over lengths of up to 460 metres. The veins contain disseminated pyrite, and have assayed trace gold and trace silver. A tunnel driven on a fault that diagonally cuts one of the veins encountered sheared quartz with pyrite and chalcopyrite. A sample of quartz assayed trace gold, trace silver and 0.20 per cent copper (Minister of Mines Annual Report 1929, page 279).

Narrow quartz stringers in argillite with high-grade gold are reported in the vicinity.

Several oxidized and leached pyrite shear zones have been exposed by trenching northwest of the area of quartz veining.

Bibliography
EMPR AR 1915-248,249; *1929-279,280; 1930-215; 1933-173
GSC MAP 46A; 888A; 1386A; 41-1989
GSC MEM 26; *243, p. 113
GSC P 85-1A, pp. 349-358
CJES Vol. 24, pp. 2521-2536 (1987)

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