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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  14-Mar-1995 by Dorthe E. Jakobsen (DEJ)

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Name EAGLE CREEK, OPAL Mining Division Omineca
BCGS Map 093K011
Status Showing NTS Map 093K04W
Latitude 054º 11' 30'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 125º 52' 24'' Northing 6008660
Easting 312545
Commodities Opal, Agate, Gemstones Deposit Types Q11 : Volcanic-hosted opal
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Overlap Assemblage
Capsule Geology

The Eagle Creek showing is located on the Opal 2 claim about 6.5 kilometres west of Burns Lake.

The area is designated as a No Staking Reserve and is accessed by a well-kept walking trail about 4.2 kilometres in length. Walking time to the collecting area is abouot 1.5 hours each way.

The area is underlain by volcanic rocks of the Oligocene to Miocene Endako Group and the Lower Jurassic Hazelton Group.

The showing is underlain by flat-lying vesicular to amygdaloidal basalts of the Endako Group.

Elongated (up to 7.5 centimetres) and rounded leaf green agates occur in vesicles within the basalt. White and amber agates (up to 5 centimetres in diameter) and rare opals, including fire opals, have been reported. Two pieces of precious opal were found along Eagle Creek. Common opal and agate are plentiful.

EMPR FIELDWORK *1984, pp. 172-173; 1992, pp. 475-482
EMPR EXPL 1992-69-106
GSC OF 2593, 3184
GSC P 72-53, pp. 29-30; 90-1F, pp. 115-120; 91-1A, pp. 7-13
GSC MAP 631A; 907A; 1424A
EMPR PFD 882957, 882958