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082KSW Geological Legend

 

QUATERNARY

PLEISTOCENE AND RECENT

Qal

Unconsolidated glacial, fluvial and alluvial deposits

LOWER JURASSIC

ROSSLAND GROUP

lJe

Elise Formation: Mafic volcanics

TRIASSIC

TrV

Metavolcanic rocks undivided; includes augite metabasalt, meta-andesite and metadacite flows and tuff

SLOCAN GROUP

TrS

Argillite, slate, phyllite, carbonate and tuffaceous sediments; minor sandstone, conglomerate and sedimentary breccia

PERMIAN TO CARBONIFEROUS

KASLO GROUP

PK

Meta-andesite flows, tuff and breccia; minor metadacite; rare tuffaceous phyllite

Pkum

Serpentinite; minor associated schist

UPPER MISSISSIPPIAN TO (?)PERMIAN

uMM

MILFORD GROUP: Argillite, limestone, quartzite

CAMBRIAN TO DEVONIAN (?)

LARDEAU GROUP

lPb

Broadview Formation: Limestone, phyllite and grit

lPj

Jowett Formation: Green phyllite and greenstone

lPa

Triune Formation: Dark siliceous phyllite and greenstone

Ajax Formation: Massive grey quartzite

Sharon Creek Formation: Dark siliceous phyllite

lPi

Index Formation: Micaceous schist and impure marble

LOWER CAMBRIAN

lCb

Badshot Formation (locally includes the Mohican Formation): Marble, dolomite and limestone

PROTEROZOIC TO (?)LOWER PALEOZOIC

MONASHEE COMPLEX

PM

Undivided

PMp

Layered paragneiss, schist and quartzite

PMcs

Calcsilicate gneiss, amphibolite, carbonatite and marble

PMq

Quartzite, schist

PMpp

Paragneiss, some pegmatite and amphibolite

UPPER PROTEROZOIC TO LOWER CAMBRIAN

lCH

HAMILL GROUP: Quartzite

LOWER PROTEROZOIC

MONASHEE MOUNTAINS

lPpgn

Core (basement) paragneiss

 

INTRUSIVE ROCKS

TERTIARY

LATE PALEOCENE TO EARLY EOCENE

PEg

Leucogranite and pegmatite

MESOZOIC

fp

Feldspar porphyry; age unknown

CRETACEOUS

Kg

Granite, granodiorite, monzonite (Whatshan Batholith (Kw), Goat Canyon-Halifax Creek Stock)

Kq

Quartz monzonite, granodiorite, quartz diorite (Wragge Creek Stock, Rosebery Stock)

MIDDLE JURASSIC

NELSON INTRUSIONS (mJn to mJn6)

mJn

Porphyritic granite, granodiorite (Nelson Batholith and related stocks)

mJn1

Diorite and amphibolite

mJn2

Potassium feldspar porphyritic granite

mJn3

Hornblende-potassium feldspar porphyritic granite

mJn4

Biotite granite and granodiorite

mJn5

Quartz monzonite

mJn6

Lamprophyre

mJk

Monzonite (includes Kuskanax Batholith, Poplar Creek Stock, Mobb Creek Stock, North Fork Stock, Ruby Range Stock and Rapid Creek Stock)

mJq

Minor leucosyenite and leucogranite

DEVONIAN

Dgn

Granitic gneiss

 

Geological map and legend compiled from:

Brown, D.A. and Logan, J.M. (1989): Geology and Mineral Evaluation of Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park, Southern British Columbia (82F/11, 14); B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Paper 1989-5, 47 pages.

Cairnes, C.E. (1934): Slocan Mining Camp, British Columbia; Geological Survey of Canada, Memoir 173, 137 pages, Maps 272A and 273A, scales 1:63,360 and 1:48,000, respectively.

Cairnes, C.E. (1935): Description of Properties, Slocan Mining Camp, British Columbia; Geological Survey of Canada, Memoir 184, 274 pages.

Hedley, M.S. (1952): Geology and Ore Deposits of the Sandon Area, Slocan Mining Camp, British Colubia; B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Bulletin 29, 130 pages.

Höy, T. et al. (1994): Mineral Potential Project: Kootenay Area; B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Open File 1994-8.

Little, H.W. (1960): Nelson Map-Area, West Half, British Columbia (82F W 1/2); Geological Survey of Canada, Memoir 308, 205 pages, Map 1090A, scale 1:253,440.

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.