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File Created: 29-Sep-86 by Larry Jones(LDJ)
Last Edit:  10-Aug-89 by Laura L. Duffett(LLD)

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NMI 103I16 Au2
Name DRY HILL, LORNE CREEK Mining Division Omineca
BCGS Map 103I088
Status Past Producer NTS Map 103I16W
Latitude 54º 53' 14" N UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 128º 24' 11" W Northing 6082405
Easting 538292
Commodities Gold Deposit Types C01 : Surficial placers
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Bowser Lake
Capsule Geology

Lorne Creek cuts flat lying conglomerates, argillites and quartzites of the Jurassic to Cretaceous Bowser Lake Group. Placer gold occurs in drift-filled pre-glacial channels, up to 120 metres depth. Auriferous quartz veins are probable sources for the fairly coarse and nugget size gold, of which one, discovered in 1931, weighed 46.7 grams.

Approximate volume of gravel in the channel was estimated as 1,720,000 cubic metres with about 0.24 grams of gold per cubic metre (Minister of Mines Annual Report 1930).

Bibliography
EMPR AR 1884-table; 1885-501,table; 1886-201,table; 1887-table;  1898-1152; 1899-657; 1900-790; 1901-991,996; 1902-47; 1903-  26,52; 1904-101; 1905-82; 1906-109; *1914-137,138,175; 1916-  92; 1927-65; *1930-154-159; *1931-77-79; 1932-86,87; 1934-  C18
EMPR BULL 1, 1931, p. 76; 21, pp. 17,18; 28, pp. 43,45
EMPR MAP 69-1; 8
GSC MAP 11-1956; 278A; 1136A; 1385A
GSC MEM 212, p. 53; 329, pp. 69-71
GSC P 36-20, pp. 10,11
GSC SUM RPT 1923A, pp. 42-44

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