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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  29-Apr-1988 by Garry J. Payie (GJP)

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NMI 104G8 Au1
Name BALL CREEK Mining Division Liard
BCGS Map 104G029
Status Showing NTS Map 104G01W, 104G08W
Latitude 057º 14' 24'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 130º 16' 07'' Northing 6344815
Easting 423434
Commodities Gold Deposit Types
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

The area drained by Ball Creek is primarily underlain by units of Upper Triassic volcanics and/or sediments as well as Lower Jurassic conglomerate. These are intruded locally by bodies of Juro- Cretaceous hornblende diorite and Tertiary-Cretaceous felsite. They are overlain in the northern parts of the drainage area by Cenozoic, Spectrum Range basalts.

Between 1936 and 1940 placer operations recovered 93.3 grams of gold from Ball Creek. The source of the placer gold may be Upper Triassic volcanics which are known to host gold in significant amounts.

EMPR BULL 28, p. 58
GSC P 71-44
GSC MAP 9-1957; 11-1971; 1418A