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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 CRAZY CREEK, CRAZE CREEK Mining Division Cariboo
BCGS Map 093A094
Status Past Producer NTS Map 093A14W
Latitude 052º 54' 47'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 121º 21' 01'' Northing 5863873
Easting 610932
Commodities Gold Deposit Types C01 : Surficial placers
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Barkerville
Capsule Geology

Alluvial gravels derived from and overlying Upper Proterozoic-Paleozoic Snowshoe Group metasedimentary rocks, were deposited within creeks draining the region. The Crazy or Craze Creek placer deposit covers operations which extend for about 300 metres up Peter Gulch from its confluence with Craze Creek. No production records are available.

"Data from the Cariboo mining district indicate that supergene leaching of gold dispersed within massive sulphides by Tertiary deep weathering followed by Cenozoic erosion is the most likely explanation for the occurrence of coarse gold nuggets in Quaternary sediments" (Exploration in British Columbia 1989, page 147).

EMPR AR 1952-238
EMPR BULL 34, p. 51
EMPR EXPL 1989-147-169
EMPR FIELDWORK 1990, pp. 331-356; 1992, pp. 463-473
EMPR OF 2001-11
GSC MAP 59-1959; 1424A; 1538G
GSC OF 574; 844
EMPR PFD 904152, 882072