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File Created: 08-Apr-2014 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)
Last Edit:  08-Apr-2014 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name NAHWITTI RIVER PLACER Mining Division Nanaimo
BCGS Map 092L081
Status Showing NTS Map 092L13W
Latitude 050º 50' 56'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 127º 59' 46'' Northing 5633501
Easting 570670
Commodities Gold Deposit Types C01 : Surficial placers
Tectonic Belt Insular Terrane Wrangell, Plutonic Rocks
Capsule Geology

The Nahwitti River flows northwest from its headwaters near Hashamu Mountain to its mouth on northern Vancouver Island.

The area is underlain by northwest- trending Lower Jurassic Bonanza Group volcanics and sediments and Upper Triassic Karmutsen Formation volcanics and Quatsino Formation limestone, all of which have been intruded by stocks of the Late Jurassic Island Plutonic Suite.

Placer gold is reported near the mouth of the Nahwitti River.

EMPR PF (*Brown, W.L. (1947): A Historical Development of the Metalliferous Deposits of Vancouver Island)
GSC MAP *4-1974
GSC OF 9; 170; 463
GSC P 69-1A; 72-44; *74-8; 79-30
EMPR PFD 600445