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File Created: 19-Oct-2009 by Garry J. Payie (GJP)
Last Edit:  03-Nov-2009 by Garry J. Payie (GJP)

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Name AMADOR Mining Division Cariboo
BCGS Map 093H002
Status Past Producer NTS Map 093H04E
Latitude 053º 01' 40'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 121º 41' 37'' Northing 5876150
Easting 587615
Commodities Gold Deposit Types C01 : Surficial placers
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Kootenay, Barkerville
Capsule Geology

Amador Creek produced 5536 grams (178 ounces) of placer gold between 1936 and 1940.

Placer gold deposits of the Quesnel Highland region, including the former rich producers of the Barkerville camp, have accounted for a large proportion of British Columbia's alluvial gold production. With the exception of a few producers in the Wingdam area, which are underlain by Upper Triassic sediments correlative with the Nicola Group, almost all the deposits are underlain by the Upper Proterozoic to Lower Paleozoic Snowshoe Group. These predominantly metasedimentary rocks have been metamorphosed to greenschist facies.

Placer gold deposits in the region are generally found in relatively young Pleistocene gravels. The morphology and mineral associations of the gold suggests that it was derived locally, the most obvious sources are the numerous auriferous veins in the Downey succession of the Snowshoe Group.

EMPR AR 1910-43; 1919-106; 1927-168; 1933-132; 1941-87; 1943-83; 1944-78; 1947-192; 1948-177
EMPR BULL 26; 28, pp. 21, 23, 64
EMPR PFD 673690, 681607