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File Created: 09-Mar-2005 by Paul Schiarizza (PSC)
Last Edit:  09-Mar-2005 by Paul Schiarizza (PSC)

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Name GR 17 Mining Division Cariboo
BCGS Map 093H002
Status Showing NTS Map 093H04E
Latitude 053º 03' 58'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 121º 40' 57'' Northing 5880430
Easting 588280
Commodities Gold Deposit Types
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Barkerville
Capsule Geology

The GR 17 occurrence is located 600 metres east of Highway 26, near the head of Devils Lake Creek. It comprises a northwest-dipping quartz vein, 20 to 120 centimetres wide, that cuts quartzites and fine quartz pebble conglomerates of the Snowshoe Group. The vein is locally mineralized with disseminated pyrite. Exploration work in the 1930s included the sinking of a shallow shaft. Selected pieces of leached and oxidized quartz from the dump were submitted for assay in 1946 and yielded 1.37 grams per tonne gold (EMPR Bulletin 26, page 57). A grab sample of vein material collected in 1984 contained 0.315 grams per tonne gold and 0.4 grams per tonne silver (EMPR Assessment Report 13252, sample GR 17).

*EMPR BULL 26, p. 57
EMPR OF 2004-12
EMPR PFD 681607