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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  29-May-2015 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name GOLDEN CACHE, GEM GROUP Mining Division New Westminster
BCGS Map 092H054
Status Showing NTS Map 092H11W
Latitude 049º 31' 12'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 121º 17' 20'' Northing 5486671
Easting 623844
Commodities Gold Deposit Types I01 : Au-quartz veins
Tectonic Belt Coast Crystalline Terrane Methow
Capsule Geology

The Golden Cache occurrence is situated southeast of Spider Peak, approximately 1 kilometre north of the Carolin mine (MINFILE 092HNW007).

The area is underlain by grey to black, locally organic-rich, pyritic slaty argillite intercalated with well-bedded siltstone and minor bands of wacke, all assigned to the Early and Middle Jurassic Ladner Group.

The occurrence comprises six parallel quartz veins, striking 110 degrees and dipping steeply to the north and south, similar to those developed at the Gem occurrence (MINFILE 092HNW010) to the north. The veins are hosted by slate and are sparingly mineralized with pyrite and arsenopyrite. Gold values in the veins were generally low, although systematic testing had not been carried out (Geological Survey of Canada Memoir 139, page 145).

In 1973, Carolin Mines completed a program of soil sampling, a 37.0 line-kilometre ground magnetic survey and trenching on the area. In 2012, New Carolin Gold completed airborne magnetic and radiometric surveys, totalling 759 line-kilometres, on the area. The area has been historically explored in conjunction with the nearby Ladner Creek (MINFILE 092HNW007) mine and, more recently, the McMaster (MINFILE 092HNW018) occurrence.

EMPR ASS RPT 4852, 32985
EMPR BULL 20, Pt. IV, pp. 20-23; *79, p. 65
GSC MAP 737A; 1988, 12-1969; 41-1989
GSC MEM *139, p. 145
GSC P 69-47
GSC SUM RPT 1919, Pt. B, pp. 30B-35B; *1920, Pt. A, p. 34A; 1929, Pt. A, 144A-197A