The Lot 385 deposit is located adjacent to the town of Quesnel, on the west bank of the Quesnel River. The deposit has previously been worked for the manufacture of brick but no production figures are available.
The area is underlain by sedimentary rocks of probable Oligocene age which were deposited on Pennsylvanian to Triassic rocks of the Cache Creek Group. The Tertiary deposits are mainly of freshwater derivation and include coal measures of the Fraser River Formation (093B 10, 37, and 36).
The deposit consists of a 5 metre thick bed of grey clay over- lain by a metre of carbonaceous clay and a further 1.2 metres of silt and clay. The deposit has been worked in the past for the manu- facture of bricks.