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File Created: 24-Jul-85 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  07-Mar-91 by Greg K. Kulla (Fox Consultants)(GKK)

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NMI 094A12 Fe1
Name CAMERON RIVER Mining Division Liard
BCGS Map 094A052
Status Showing NTS Map 094A12W, 094B09E, 094B09W
Latitude 56º 31' 00" N UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 121º 47' 05" W Northing 6264247
Easting 574778
Commodities Iron Deposit Types B07 : Bog Fe, Mn, U, Cu, Au
Tectonic Belt Foreland Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

The Cameron River occurrence is located 65 kilometres northeast of the town of Fort St. John and 16 kilometres upstream from the mouth of the Cameron River.

Numerous iron showings are reported to occur along the length of the Cameron River. The Cameron River occurrence, hosted in gravels which lay on the Lower Cretaceous Upper Shale unit of the Fort St. John Group, comprises small circular bog-iron masses which have relatively pure iron oxide cores and diffuse iron stained outer edges. These deposits are assummed to have originated from a central cold spring, the iron-rich waters precipitating iron oxide after reaching the surface. Six samples collected from minor workings on one showing assayed from 24.4 to 57.2 percent iron (Minister of MInes Annual Report 1923, page 145). Each occurrence is postulated to contain only a few hundred tonnes of clean iron ore.

Bibliography
EMPR AR 1923-145
GSC MAP 17-1958
GSC P 69-11, p. 91

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