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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  04-Aug-2020 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name GOLDEN WEST (L.8816), GOLD BELT Mining Division Nelson
BCGS Map 082F015
Status Developed Prospect NTS Map 082F03E
Latitude 049º 09' 45'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 117º 07' 24'' Northing 5445528
Easting 491008
Commodities Gold Deposit Types I01 : Au-quartz veins
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

The Golden West occurrence is the westerly extension of the Motherlode vein (082FSW041) and the mineralogy is likely the same. The vein crosscuts micaceous quartzites of the Lower Cambrian Reno Formation just west of the white quartzites of the Lower Cambrian Quartzite Range Formation which host the Motherlode vein. Both occurrences are within the eastern anticline of the Sheep Creek camp and host formations are correlative with rocks of the Lower Cambrian Hamill Group.

Refer to the Motherlode (082FSW041) for a description of the Moterhlode vein and the Sheep Creek mining camp.

During 2008 through 2016, Yellowstone Resources Ltd. examined the area as the Sheep Creek property. In late 2016, Margaux Resources Ltd. optioned the property and in 2017 examined the area.

EMPR AR 1909-276; 1932-189; 1936-E7
EMPR BULL *31; 109
EMPR FIELDWORK 1987, pp. 19-30; 1988, pp. 33-43; 1989, pp. 11-27;
1990, pp. 9-31
EMPR OF 1988-1; 1989-11; 1990-8; 1990-9; 1991-2
GSC MAP 299A; 1068; 1090A; *1145A
GSC MEM *172, p. 33; 308
GSC OF 1195
Placer Dome File
Lane, R.A. (2017-08-17): NI 43-101 Technical Report on the Sheep Creek Project