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File Created: 31-Jul-2009 by George Owsiacki (GO)
Last Edit:  16-Mar-2010 by Laura deGroot (LDG)

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Name WEAVER CREEK Mining Division Cariboo
BCGS Map 093A073
Status Past Producer NTS Map 093A14W
Latitude 052º 47' 39'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 121º 27' 55'' Northing 5850492
Easting 603473
Commodities Gold Deposit Types C01 : Surficial placers
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Barkerville
Capsule Geology

Placer gold was historically mined in Weaver Creek, about 21 kilometres north of Likely. Intermittent production from 1921 to 1945 totalled 10,729 grams gold. The source of the placer gold is most likely the gold vein deposits hosted in quartzites of the Upper Proterozoic-Paleozoic Snowshoe Group.

"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).

The first placer mining in the Quesnel mining district was along the Quesnel River, and on Horsefly River in 1859. In 1860, new discoveries were rapidly made - Keithley, Snowshoe, and Harvey creeks were discovered and a large amount of gold was produced before the earliest production was recorded in 1874. Fully one-third of the total production of the Quesnel district is believed to have been mined between 1860 and 1873 (Bulletin 28).

EMPR BULL *28, pp. 49,52,Fig.4; 34
EMPR EXPL 1989-147
GSC MAP 59-1959; 1424A; 1538G
GSC OF 574; 844
EMPR PFD 862000