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File Created: 31-Mar-87 by Allan Wilcox(AFW)
Last Edit:  21-Sep-12 by Karl A. Flower(KAF)

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Name SHAW SPRINGS GEMS, OPAL SLOPES, OPAL SUMMIT, OPAL ONE, OPAL TWO, OPAL THREE Mining Division Kamloops
BCGS Map 092I024
Status Showing NTS Map 092I06W
Latitude 50º 17' 40" N UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 121º 19' 28" W Northing 5572712
Easting 619344
Commodities Agate, Gemstones Deposit Types
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Overlap Assemblage
Capsule Geology

The Shaw Springs Gems occurrence is located on a un-named northern tributary of the Nicoamen River, approximately 3.5 kilometres west of Nsatiscou Lake.

The area is underlain by Middle and Upper Cretaceous Spences Bridge Group (Spius Creek Formation) volcanics. Black and grey agate nodules are found in and below basalt bluffs. These consist primarily of banded agate nodules, many with plume.

In 2009 through 2011, the area was held and prospected as the Opal Slopes, Opal Summit and Opal 1-4 claims by W.L. Amey. Approximately 2.5 kilograms of black and grey agate samples were collected from the Opal Slopes claims (Assessment Report 31482). A number of agate samples, along with two small samples of opal were collected from the Opal One claim during the same time (Assessment Report 31588).

Bibliography
GSC MAP 1010A; *42-1989
GSC P 46-8; 47-10; *72-53, pp. 32,33
Canadian Rockhound Nov. 1964, p. 17; *Aug. 1966, pp. 119-122
Lapidary Bulletin Aug. 1958; Nov. 1959
Western Homes & Lving Oct. 1961, Guide to B.C. Rocks & Gems

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