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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  27-May-2009 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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NMI 093K8 Au2
Name SOWCHEA CREEK, SAUCHI CREEK Mining Division Omineca
BCGS Map 093K038
Status Past Producer NTS Map 093K08W
Latitude 054º 22' 41'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 124º 27' 10'' Northing 6026558
Easting 405639
Commodities Gold Deposit Types C01 : Surficial placers
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Cache Creek
Capsule Geology

The upper parts of Sowchea Creek drain an area underlain by Jurassic granitic rocks. Fine placer gold occurs mainly in the lower 0.9 to 1.2 metres of gravel overlying a clay seam that acted as a false bedrock. A producer at one time, gold production from these operations has not been recorded.

Sampling work on the placer deposit was first performed in 1938 by H.M.N. Fraser. This work covered two leases on the upper part of the stream and returned an average of 0.65 grams per cubic metre over a possible 383,000 cubic metres (Property File Cyprus Anvil Acteon Gold Mines Ltd., 1957). In 1946, the Quebec Gold Mining Corporation performed 63 bulk pit samples. These returned an arithmetical average of 0.43 grams per cubic metre (Property File Cyprus Anvil Acteon Gold Mines Ltd., 1957). Acteon Mines Limited conducted further sampling in 1952.

EMPR BULL 28, p. 46
EMPR EXPL 1992-69-106
EMPR FIELDWORK 1992, pp. 69-86, 475-482
EMPR OF 1993-9
EMPR PF Cyprus Anvil (Collins, G.A. (1951-11-29): Report on Sauchi Creek Placers; Acteon Gold Mines Ltd. (1957-09-28): Letters Re: Acteon Gold Mines Ltd.)
GSC OF 2593, 3182
GSC P 90-1F, pp. 115-120; 91-1A, pp. 7-13
GSC MAP 630A; 907A; 1424A
GSC MEM 252, p. 153