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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  19-Aug-2009 by George Owsiacki (GO)

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Name MONTE CHRISTO Mining Division Cariboo
BCGS Map 093A083
Status Showing NTS Map 093A14W
Latitude 052º 50' 06'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 121º 24' 53'' Northing 5855093
Easting 606790
Commodities Lead, Zinc Deposit Types I01 : Au-quartz veins
I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Barkerville
Capsule Geology

The region is underlain by (?)Hadrynian to Paleozoic Snowshoe Group rocks. The Snowshoe Group is an assemblage of dominantly metasedimentary rocks within the Barkerville Terrane of south-central British Columbia. The metasedimentary rocks consist primarily of marble, quartzite and phyllite. In the Yanks Peak area these rocks comprise the Keithley and Harveys Ridge successions, but further to the east they remain undifferentiated. Metamorphism of the region varies from chlorite to sillimanite and higher grade. Gold-bearing quartz veins occur only in greenschist facies rocks.

The Monte Christo showing is underlain mainly by clastic metasedimentary rocks exposed in the Lightning Creek anticlinorium. Mineralization consists of pyrite, galena and sphalerite in quartz veins crosscutting chlorite and graphite schist.

EMPR ASS RPT 10209, 11117
EMPR BULL 34, pp. 39,64
EMPR EXPL 1982-275
EMPR OF 2001-11
GSC MAP 369; 59-1959; 1424A; 1538G
GSC OF 574; 844; 858
GSC P 82-1B, pp. 117-124