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082ENE Geological Legend

 

LAYERED ROCKS

CENOZOIC

QUATERNARY

PLEISTOCENE AND RECENT

Qal

Unconsolidated glacial, fluvial and alluvial deposits

TERTIARY

MIOCENE AND PLIOCENE

MvC

CHILCOTIN GROUP: non-marine plateau basalt

EOCENE

EP

PENTICTON GROUP: calcalkaline transtensional volcanics; includes andesite and dacite flows and tuffs, rhyolite tuff and minor welded tuff; Marron formation

PALEOZOIC and MESOZOIC

DEVONIAN/TRIASSIC

DTrH

HARPER RANCH GROUP: subterrane of Quesnellia comprising argillite, chert, limestone, and island-arc derived clastic and volcaniclastic rocks, including sandstone and conglomerate

PALEOZOIC

CARBONIFEROUS to PERMIAN

CPA

ANARCHIST GROUP: part of the Okanagan Subterrane of Quesnellia comprising oceanic and marginal basin volcanics and sediments; includes chlorite schist, greenstone, limestone, chert, and minor ultramafic rock

PROTEROZOIC

PM

MONASHEE COMPLEX: pericratonic rocks consisting of amphibolite and gneiss with lessor quartzite and marble

uPS

SHUSWAP TERRANE: part of the Monashee Complex affected by Tertiary metamorphism; includes schist, gneiss and paragneiss

 

INTRUSIVE ROCKS

CENOZOIC

TERTIARY

EOCENE

mEc

CORYELL INTRUSIONS: biotite monzonite, syenite, pyroxenite ("Black Lead")and minor granite stocks and feeder dikes to the Marron volcanics

Eg

SHINGLE CREEK PRORPHYRY: porphyritic granite

MESOZOIC

CRETACEOUS

KTVg

OKANAGAN BATHOLITH: granodiorite and granite; includes the Tertiary Ladybird Suite (to the east) and Valhalla Intrusions

KW

WHATSAN BATHOLITH: granodiorite and monzonite

JURASSIC

mJp

Granodiorite, diorite and quartz diorite; includes some rocks previously mapped as Nelson Intrusions

 

Geological map and legend compiled from:

Cairnes, C.E. (1940): Geology, Kettle River (West Half), British Columbia; Geological Survey of Canada, Map 538A, scale 1:253 440.

Christopher, P.A. (1978): East Okanagan Uranium Area (Kelowna to Beaverdell), South-central British Columbia (82E/10, 11, 14, 15), B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Preliminary Map 29, scale 1:50 000.

Church, B.N. (1980): Preliminary Geological Map of the Kelowna Tertiary Outlier (West Half); B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Preliminary Map 39, scale 1:50 000.

Church, B.N. (1981): Preliminary Geological Map of the Kelowna Tertiary Outlier (East Half); B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Preliminary Map 45, scale 1:50 000.

Hoy, T., Church, B.N., Legun, A., Gibson, G., Glover, K., Grant, B., Wheeler, J.O. and Dunne, K.P. (1994): Geology of the Kootenay River Map-Area; B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Open File 1994-8.

Little, H.W. (1961): Geology, Kettle River (West Half), British Columbia; Geological Survey of Canada, Map 15-1961, scale 1:253 440.

Okulitch, A.V. (1978): Thompson-Shuswap-Okanagan, British Columbia; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 637, scale 1:250 000.

Tempelman-Kluit, D.J. (1989): Geology, Penticton, British Columbia; Geological Survey of Canada, Map 1736A, scale 1:250 000.

Wheeler, J.O. and McFeely, P. (1991): Tectonic Assemblage Map of the Canadian Cordillera and adjacent parts of the United States of America; Geological Survey of Canada, Map 1712A, scale 1:2 000 000.

 

See  KETTLE RIVER (082ENE) Summary Sheet for an overview of the map area and additional regional references.

 

Positions of all geological contacts are approximate. In the case of an apparent disagreement between an occurrence’s geological location on the map and its stratigraphic setting given in the MINFILE documentation, the latter should be given priority.