In the area of the two Magrath placer leases, old workings on the bench about 30 metres above the present Fraser River level (ca. 1979) may stem from work done by the Chinese near the turn of the century. The work was apparently by hand with a sluice box using water from the small creek in the area. The workings are in the form of trenches of cuts (water) in the bench with larger rocks piled up along and near the end of the box. The work is fairly extensive with possibly as much as one-third of the bench having been worked (Assessment Report 7856).
Three samples taken from the bench consisted of sand and gravel and were carefully panned down and studied for heavy mineral content. No effort was made to evaluate the values in gold content since the gold was very fine.