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File Created: 22-Sep-92 by Dave Nelles(DMN)
Last Edit:  26-Mar-09 by Gloria Robinson(GLR)

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NMI 093N11 Gem2
Name VITAL Mining Division Omineca
BCGS Map 093N073
Status Past Producer NTS Map 093N11W
Latitude 55º 42' 06" N UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 125º 28' 40" W Northing 6175659
Easting 344296
Commodities Jade/Nephrite, Gemstones Deposit Types Q01 : Jade
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Cache Creek
Capsule Geology

Vital Creek flows northeasterly from the Vital Range into Silver Creek approximately 41 kilometres northeast of Takla Landing.

The creek drains an area underlain by a north-northwest striking, east-dipping metasedimentary/volcanic suite assigned to the Carboniferous to Jurassic Cache Creek Complex. Here, phyllite, limestone and tuff are the most common members. These rocks host numerous barren-looking, locally rusty, white quartz veins varying up to a metre in width.

In 1963, three nephrite jade boulders, weighing 2267, 907 and 363 kilograms, were reportedly recovered from a point on Vital Creek approximately 0.8 kilometre upstream from the bridge.

No recent information pertaining to this occurrence is available.

Bibliography
EMPR AR *1963-151
EMPR OF 2000-33
EMPR PF Chevron (IB, BM (1974): Air photo overlay, BC-2061 23; IB, BM (1974): Air photo overlay, BC-2060 93; Dick (1974): Air photo overlay, Base map; IB BM (1974): Air photo overlay, BC-2061 23; MF (1974): Air photo overlay, BC-2059 103; Dick (1974): Air photo overlay for Vita - Byrnes Lake; MF (1974): Air photo overlay, BC-2061 23; IB, BM (1974): Air photo overlay, BC-2059 63; MF (1974): Air photo overlay, BC-2060 33; IB BM (1974): Air photo overlay, BC-2060 34; IB BM (1974): Air photo overlay for Silver Creek, BC-2059 104; IB BM (1974): Air photo overlay, BC-2060 39; IB BM (1974): Air photo overlay, BC 2060-94, Kelly Creek Geochem Traverse; IB BM (1974): Air photo overlay, BC-2060 93; IB BM (1974): Air photo overlay, BC-2059 102; IB BM (1974): Air photo overlay BC-2061 22; IB BM (1974): Air photo overlay, BC-2061 27; IB BM (1974): Air photo overlay, BC-2060 89; IB BM (1974): Air photo overlay, BC-2060 35; MR (1974): Air photo overlay, BC-2065 95; IB BM (1974): Air photo overlay, BC-2060 92; IB BM (1974): Air photo overlay, BC-2060 32; MF (1974): Air photo overlay, BC-2060 29; IB BM (1974): Air photo overlay, BC-2061 91; IB BM (1974): Air photo overlay, BC-2060 28; IB BM (1974): Air photo overlay, BC-2060 31; IB BM (1974): Air photo overlay, BC-2060 30; IB BM (1974): Air photo overlay, BC-2060 29; IB BM (1974): Air photo overlay, BC-2061 26; MF (1974): Air photo overlay, BC-2064 8; IB BM (1974): Air photo overlay, BC-2060 94; MF (1974): Air photo overlay, BC-2060 91; MF (1974): Air photo overlay, BC-2060 31; Unknown (unknown): Sketch of sample locations; Unknown (unknown): General notes on Manson Fault zone; Unknown (unknown): Map to accompany General notes on document no. 840385; Unknown (unknown): Map of Manson River showing Vital Project; Unknown (unknown): Soils, silts and rock chips graph of As and accumulative totals of Vital; Unknown (unknown): Soils, silts and rock chips graph of Au and accumulative totals of Vital; Unknown (unknown): Soils, silts and rock chips graph of Hg and accumulative totals of Vital II)
GSC MAP 844A; 907A; 971A; 1424A
GSC MEM 252
GSC P 74-1A; 74-1B, pp. 31-42

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