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File Created: 12-Jan-1987 by Mary McLean (MM)
Last Edit:  23-Oct-2014 by George Owsiacki (GO)

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Name SOMERS CREEK PLACER Mining Division Liard
BCGS Map 104P023
Status Past Producer NTS Map 104P06W
Latitude 059º 16' 59'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 129º 25' 06'' Northing 6571646
Easting 476163
Commodities Gold Deposit Types C01 : Surficial placers
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Cassiar, Overlap Assemblage
Capsule Geology

The Somers Creek Placer occurrence is located north of McDame Creek, about 100 kilometres north of the community of Dease Lake.

Somers Creek was worked from 1876 to 1880, yielding 13 kilograms (458 ounces) of gold. The probable source of the placer gold is gold-bearing quartz veins which occur in Upper Plaeozoic Slide Mountain Complex metasediments and greenstones which underlie much of the surrounding area.

EMPR BULL 28, pp. 57,60; 83
EMPR AR 1879 (table); 1931-A55
EMPR FIELDWORK 1987, pp. 245-248
EMPR OF 1988-32; 1996-11
EMPR EXPL 1989-229-236
EMPR PF (Wilms, R.G. (1955): The Commercial Outlook of the McDame Creek Watershed; (1978): General Report on Placer Gold, Gold Quartz and Base Metal Mining in Northern British Columbia, Canada; (1980): Report, In Part, (1981): Report on 1000 Million Cubic Yards of Placer Gold-Bearing Gravels in the McDame Valley, Northern British Columbia)
GSC MEM 194; 319
GSC MAP 381A; 1110A
GSC OF 2779
EMPR PFD 674352