Lightning Creek, British Columbia
September 2000 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDLightning Creek is one of the famous placer gold streams in the Cariboo district of east-central British Columbia, Canada. It is 445 miles, by highway, north of Vancouver, some 50 miles east of the town of Quesnel (pop. 8,500).
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