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File Created: 26-Feb-1992 by Peter S. Fischl (PSF)
Last Edit:  26-Feb-1992 by Peter S. Fischl (PSF)

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Name NEWTON CREEK PLACER Mining Division Similkameen
BCGS Map 092H047
Status Past Producer NTS Map 092H07E, 092H07W
Latitude 049º 26' 51'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 120º 46' 48'' Northing 5479573
Easting 660911
Commodities Gold, Platinum Deposit Types C01 : Surficial placers
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Quesnel
Capsule Geology

Newton Creek flows east to northeast, over a distance of about 11 kilometres, into Granite Creek, west of Princeton.

The lower half of the creek cuts through a narrow steep-sided valley while the upper half flows over a broader, more open valley floor.

Gold and platinum were produced from gravels in this creek between 1890 and 1893. The gold to platinum ratios are reported to be 1:1 (Geological Survey of Canada Memoir 171, page 113). The gold is similar to that found in Granite Creek (092HSE230), being coarse and rough. Some of the larger nuggets contained quartz (Minister of Mines Annual Reports 1890, 1933). Total gold production is estimated at 6500 grams.

EM FIELDWORK 2001, pp. 303-312
EM GEOFILE 2000-2; 2000-5
EMPR AR *1890-379,380; 1891-576; 1892-545; 1893-1078; 1933-173
EMPR BULL 28, p. 55
GSC MAP 46A; 888A; 1386A; 41-1989
GSC MEM 26, p. 133; 171; 243
GSC P 85-1A, pp. 349-358
CIM Trans. Vol. 13, pp. 309-324 (1910)