Type: Placer Gold Claim
Location: Lillooet, British Columbia
Located a scenic 40 minutes West of Lillooet this claim covers roughly 50 acres and is easily accessible year-round via a maintained secondary highway. The claim is perfectly intersected by the river across its entire length providing about 500 meters of riverfront on an inside bend. Indications of a possible old channel run across the claim above the present river level. Within minutes of the claim there are several areas to camp, one of which is suitable for a large trailer/RV.
The Bridge River and surrounding area features some of the most interesting geography and geology in Southern BC. The headwaters at the Hurley River and Cadwallader Creek were home to the historic Bralorne and Pioneer hard rock gold mines.
Historical records indicate that between 1902 and 1945, 31,290 grams of placer gold were recovered from the Bridge River (including the Horseshoe Bend placer). The gravels of the Bridge River at Horseshoe Bend are of four types, as follows:
- Gravels within the bed of the river. These are poorly sorted with boulders up to several tonnes within finer material. These gravels have been worked in isolated patches.
- Bank and bench gravels between low water and the river banks. Gold content of these gravels improved at depth but was difficult to reach.
- Gravel in cliffs which form the present banks of the river. These gravels consist of unconsolidated fluvial gravels interbedded with cemented gravels, or conglomerate. Gold in these gravels is distributed throughout.
- Gravels of the ancient river channel. Bedrock to these gravels is Shulaps serpentinite and Bridge River slate.
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In accordance with BC Mineral Tenure Act Section 60.2 - This property is offered for mining purposes only and ownership of the title does not include ownership of the surface rights or the right to use the surface for residential or recreational purposes.