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File Created: 28-Feb-92 by Peter S. Fischl(PSF)
Last Edit:  01-Jan-01 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)

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Name NEWTON CREEK PLATINUM Mining Division Similkameen
BCGS Map 092H046
Status Showing NTS Map 092H07W, 092H07E
Latitude 49º 26' 23" N UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 120º 48' 08" W 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Findlay, D.C. (1963): Petrology of the Tulameen Ultramafic Complex,  Yale District, British Columbia, unpublished Ph.D. thesis, Queen's  University, 415 pages.

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