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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

GeoFile 2003-22:  Kimberlites, Melnoites and Look-Alikes in British Columbia

by Jennifer Pell and Olga Ijewliw

 

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Kimberlite, ultramafic and alkaline lamprophyres and other alkaline ultrabasic rocks occur within a broad belt that parallels the Rocky Mountain Trench.  Most occur east of the trench, only a few are found west of it.  They predate the JuraCretaceous Columbian Orogeny.  Complexes in the Kechika River area, Ospika Pipe area, Golden-Columbia Ice fields area, Cross Kimberlite, Purcell breccia Pipes, and the Bull River area are discussed in paper.

 

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