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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  22-Sep-1988 by Garry J. Payie (GJP)

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NMI 104B8,9 Au6
Name SULPHURETS CREEK Mining Division Skeena
BCGS Map 104B049
Status Past Producer NTS Map 104B08W
Latitude 056º 29' 46'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 130º 20' 11'' Northing 6262098
Easting 417726
Commodities Gold Deposit Types C01 : Surficial placers
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

Sulphurets Creek, and its tributaries, drains an area underlain by Lower Jurassic Unuk River Formation rock, Hazelton Group. Gold colours, flakes and nuggets have been found in the gravels and al- luvium along the lower reaches of the creek from near Ted Morris Creek downstream to the confluence with the Unuk River. Placer gold production from 1936 to 1940 was reported at 809 grams (Bulletin 28). A Sauerman dragline with a 1/4 yard bucket was utilized in the sluicing of about 274 metres of gravel near the mouth of Mitchell Creek. Gold recovery was not reported (Geology, Exploration and Mining, 1974-361).

Coarse boulders and swift waters along the remote location and long winters have restricted work on this placer occurrence.

EMPR AR 1903-54; 1906-H73; 1929-C110; 1932-61; *1935-B7; 1938-B30
EMPR BULL 1, p. 26; 28, p. 48; 63
EMPR FIELDWORK 1987, p. 199; 1988, pp. 241-250
EMPR GEM 1974-361
EMPR OF 1988-4; 1989-10
GSC MAP 9-1957; 1418A
GSC P 89-1E, pp. 145-154
Placer Dome File