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File Created: 12-Jan-87 by Mary McLean(MM)
Last Edit:  23-Oct-14 by George Owsiacki(GO)

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Name SNOWY CREEK PLACER Mining Division Liard
BCGS Map 104P022
Status Past Producer NTS Map 104P05E
Latitude 59º 15' 59" N UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 129º 38' 36" W Northing 6569892
Easting 463325
Commodities Gold Deposit Types C01 : Surficial placers
C02 : Buried-channel placers
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Slide Mountain, Overlap Assemblage
Capsule Geology

The Snowy Creek Placer occurrence is located along Snowy Creek (a northern tributary of McDame Creek), about 95 kilometres north of the community of Dease Lake.

The area is underlain by quartzite, argillite, greenstone, and limestone of the Slide Mountain Complex (Triassic to Permian). Numerous gold-quartz veins are reported in the vicinity in the metavolcanics (Snowy Creek, 104P 014 and Bozo, 104P 076 on Snowy Creek).

The mouth of the creek was the most productive, as well as a high bench containing old channel deposits. Workings from 1874 to 1890 and from 1906 to 1910 produced in total 120 kilograms (4222 ounces) of gold. Snowy Creek was reported to be the richest placer in the Cassiar district.

EMPR BULL 28, pp. 57,60; 83
EMPR AR 1875-604; 1876-410,412,414; 1877-400; 1879(table); 1882(table); 1884-1889 (in tables); 1889-278; 1899-610; *1931-61
EMPR OF 1988-32; 1989-9; 1996-11
EMPR FIELDWORK 1980, pp. 55-62; 1981, pp. 156-161; 1987, pp. 245-248
EMPR PF (Wilms, R.G. (1955): The Commercial Outlook of the McDame Creek Watershed,(1978): General Report on Placer Gold, Gold Quartz and Base Metal Mining in Northern British Columbia, Canada, (1980): Report, In Part, (1981): Report on 1000 Million Cubic Yards of Placer Gold-Bearing Gravels in the McDame Valley, Northern British Columbia)
EMPR EXPL 1989-229-236
EMPR MP MAP 1992-13
GSC MEM 194, p. 13; 319, p. 112
GSC MAP 318A; 1110A
GSC OF 2779