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File Created: 12-Jan-1987 by Mary McLean (MM)
Last Edit:  06-Jun-2023 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name POORMANS CREEK PLACER Mining Division Liard
BCGS Map 104P033
Status Past Producer NTS Map 104P06W
Latitude 059º 22' 29'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 129º 26' 06'' Northing 6581860
Easting 475280
Commodities Gold Deposit Types C01 : Surficial placers
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Cassiar, Slide Mountain
Capsule Geology

The Poormans Creek Placer occurrence is located just north of Poorman Lake, on Poormans Creek, approximately 110 kilometres north of the community of Dease Lake.

Regionally, the area is underlain by limestone, marble and calcareous sedimentary rocks of the Rosella Formation and quartzite and quartz arenite sedimentary rocks of the Boya Formation, both of the Lower Cambrian Atan Group, undivided sedimentary rocks of the Stelkuz Formation and calcareous sedimentary rocks of the Espee Formation, both of the Neoproterozoic Ingenika Group.

A total of 3.6 kilograms (126 ounces) of gold was extracted from the creek in the period from 1876 to 1890. The placer gold probably originated from gold-quartz veins in metasediments and greenstones of the Sylvester Allochthon (Mississippian to Permian) and was transported east by glacial ice.

Placer gold and associated historical workings are also reported on an un-named, south-flowing creek that drains into the northeastern end of Poormans Lake. These deposits are thought to be glacially derived and moved.

EMPR AR 1884-1886 (tables); 1889-278
EMPR BULL 28, pp. 57,59; 83
EMPR EXPL 1989-229-236
EMPR FIELDWORK 1987, pp. 245-248
EMPR OF 1988-32; 1996-11
GSC MEM 319, p. 112
GSC OF 2779