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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  22-Jul-1997 by B. Neil Church (BNC)

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Name DAYTON (L.2419) Mining Division Slocan
BCGS Map 082F073
Status Past Producer NTS Map 082F14W
Latitude 049º 46' 30'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 117º 25' 28'' Northing 5513701
Easting 469440
Commodities Silver, Lead, Gold Deposit Types I05 : Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Plutonic Rocks, Quesnel
Capsule Geology

The Dayton property is near the mouth of Dayton Creek at the elevation of 1035 metres, 3 kilometres east-northeast of Slocan. Access is from the Slocan highway via the Springer Creek road.

The Dayton claim (Lot 2419) is underlain by coarse grained, porphyritic Nelson granite. The workings consist of a crosscut adit that intercepts two vein structures. Drifting on the principal structure explores a fault fissure system that strikes 160 degrees and dips 35 degrees northeast. This contains lenses of quartz up to 46 centimetres wide, mineralized with pyrite, some galena, argentite and tetrahedrite. A second quartz vein, 15 metres further on at the face of the crosscut, strikes 025 degrees and dips 55 degrees southeast. This vein is 1.8 metres wide and contains some coarse pyrite cubes.

Intermittent production from 1903 to 1935, totalled 17 tonnes, yielding 12,224 grams of silver, 93 grams of gold and 1006 kilograms of lead.

OGG Corporation held the property in 1982.

EMPR AR 1893-1059; 1899-843; 1900-983; 1903-139; 1905-162; 1921-347; 1928-297; 1935-A27,E35; 1940-65; 1941-63; 1946-168; 1949-192
EMPR P 1989-5
GSC MAP 272A, 1091A
GSC MEM 184, p. 172; 308, pp. 133, 148
Placer Dome File
EMPR PFD 2438, 822976, 800612, 862457