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File Created: 26-Sep-1986 by Larry Jones (LDJ)
Last Edit:  01-Jan-0001 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)

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NMI 103I15 Au10
Name DOUGLAS CREEK Mining Division Skeena
BCGS Map 103I087
Status Past Producer NTS Map 103I15E
Latitude 054º 50' 29'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 128º 43' 37'' Northing 6077176
Easting 517536
Commodities Gold Deposit Types C01 : Surficial placers
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Bowser Lake
Capsule Geology

The area is underlain by sediments of the Jurassic to Cretaceous Bowser Lake Group. Auriferous quartz veins are probable sources of placer gold in the Douglas Creek bed. The largest nugget recovered was 195 grams in 1933 (Bulletin 21). Coarse gold has been recovered from gravels above bedrock in the creek bed and from remnants of old channel ground on low bench and bar sections.

Recorded production for the period 1886-1940 totals 10,937 grams of placer gold.

Bibliography
EMPR AR 1886-201,table; *1914-107-108; 1918-49-50; 1923-48; 1924-48; 1925-70; 1926-73; 1927-65; 1930-76-77; 1931-36; *1932-51; 1933-45; 1934-B11
EMPR BULL 1, 1931, pp. 47-48; 1, 1933, p. 25; 21, p. 17; *28, p. 48
EMPR MAP 8
GSC MAP 278A; 11-1956; 1136A; 1385A
GSC MEM 205, pp. 1,8; *329, pp. 69,71
GSC P 36-20, p. 11
GSC SUM RPT 1922A, p. 49; 1923A, pp. 42-44

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