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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

An Overview of the Placer Mining Industry in Atlin Mining Division
1978 to 1982

Paper 1984 - 2

by Geological Branch, Mineral Resources Division

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Intense new interest, rapid growth, and finally, economic reassessment were characterized in the placer mining industry in British Columbia from 1978 to 1982. This discussion pertains mainly to the Atlin Mining Division, which is adjacent to, and serviced from Yukon. The watercourses along which placer deposits occur in the Atlin Mining Division drain into Yukon. Some data for all of British Columbia are included.

Placer staking activity in British Columbia from 1978 to 1982 was at a higher level than in years previous to that period. The counts of new leases staked in the Atlin Mining Division, and the total counts of new leases staked in the province each year from I972 to 1982 are listed in Table I. Also listed are the counts of placer leases In good standing in the Atlin Mining Division each year from I977 to 1982. 


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