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File Created: 28-Feb-1992 by Peter S. Fischl (PSF)
Last Edit:  01-Jan-0001 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)

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NMI
Name NEWTON CREEK PLATINUM Mining Division Similkameen
BCGS Map 092H046
Status Showing NTS Map 092H07E, 092H07W
Latitude 049º 26' 23'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 120º 48' 08'' Northing 5478662
Easting 659325
Commodities Platinum, Copper Deposit Types M05 : Alaskan-type Pt+/-Os+/-Rh+/-Ir
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Quesnel
Capsule Geology

The Newton Creek Platinum showing occurs on Newton Creek, 21 kilometres west-southwest of Princeton.

A greenstone dyke, approximately 18 metres wide, possibly related to the Early Jurassic Tulameen Ultramafic Complex, is mineralized with copper sulphide (chalcopyrite?) veins over about 0.3 metre. A sample of the sulphide assayed 8.6 grams of platinum per tonne (Geological Survey of Canada Economic Geology Report No. 13, page 93).

Bibliography
EM GEOFILE 2000-2, 2000-5
EMPR ASS RPT 27009
EMPR EXPL 1988-B71-B81
EMPR FIELDWORK 1981, pp. 218-222; 1987, pp. 281-294
EMPR OF *1986-7, p. 11; 1988-25
EMPR P 1992-6
GSC EC GEOL *No. 13, pp. 93, 94 (1934)
GSC MAP 888A; 1386A; 41-1989
GSC MEM 243
GSC P 85-1A, pp. 349-358
CJES Vol. 6, pp. 399-425 (1969); Vol. 24, pp. 2521-2536 (1987)
Findlay, D.C. (1963): Petrology of the Tulameen Ultramafic Complex, Yale District, British Columbia, unpublished Ph.D. thesis, Queen's University, 415 pages.

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