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Open File 1998-10
By L.D. Jones, D.V. Lefebure, G. Owsiacki and T.G. Schroeter
Price: $10.00

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British Columbia encompasses a major portion of the northern Cordillera and has produced silver since the late 19th century. It is a silver-rich region; three major silver mines, Sullivan, Eskay Creek and Equity Silver, have produced or will have produced by closure, more than 1.5 billion grams of silver. There are more than 50 silver lode mines and mining camps in British Columbia each of which have produced, or could eventually recover, over 45 million grams of silver. The province has a large number of undeveloped deposits and excellent opportunities for new discoveries.

This Open File briefly reviews the abundance and diversity of silver lode deposits in British Columbia. The report includes summary tables of reserve and production data and deposit types for close to 300 major producers, past producers and developed prospects. The location of these deposits, their current status with respect to production, and deposit type are shown on an accompanying map.

The British Columbia Geological Survey maintains a mineral occurrence database called MINFILE that can be used in conjunction with geological maps, regional geochemical data, published reports and assessment reports to identify occurrences and regions prospective for silver warranting further exploration.

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This publication, Open File 1998-10 - Major Silver Deposits of British Columbia, is available at a cost of $10.00 from Crown Publications Inc.

Part of this publication is available for viewing on the Web.

For questions or more information on geology and minerals in British Columbia please contact GSB Mailbox or use the toll free number (B.C.residents only).

This page last updated: June 21, 1999. MINFILE Home Page

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