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Claim: 1067113 Type: Placer Gold Claim Location: Dease Lake - Cassiar, British Columbia
The McDame Placer gold claim is ideally located within the historic stretch of McDame Creek - between Snow (Snowy) Creek and 3rd North Fork Creek - in the vicinity of the rich Christie Lead. The claim is 10km as the crow flies from the old town of Centreville and covers four cells encompassing just over 66 Hectares (163 Acres) including over 850 meters of creek frontage on both the East and West banks of McDame Creek.
The location, access, and terrain of this claim are suited to support any size of equipment right through to a full scale operation. Two existing roads enter the property from highway 37 allowing ready access to both the bench and creek. One of the access roads traverses a historic blazed trail through the area. Benches are indicative of prior stream course activity and testing has revealed auriferous ground across the entire elevation of this property. A bedrock exposure intrudes across the bench and into the creek near the claim's Northern end.
McDame Creek lies in a broad, glaciofluvial drift-filled valley which parallels the northeast margin of the Early Cretaceous Cassiar granitic batholith. The underlying rocks are quartzites, argillites and limestones of the Sylvester Allochthon (Mississippian-Permian) which strike east-southeast and dip steeply north. The boulders in McDame Creek are composed of quarzite, limestone, volcanic breccia and granite. Gold has been most abundant in the bottom 1.2 metres of gravel, occurring as 6 metre thick lenses on top of sand.
BC Minfile indicates 1,118 Kilograms (or 64,117 ounces) of recorded gold production from McDame. The source of the placer gold is gold-quartz veins (up to 2.5 metres wide) found in abundance within the Sylvester Allochthon rocks between Pooley and Quartzrock creeks.
This claim has an ongoing test program and is eligible for a financing option, contact us today for details.
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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.