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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

Geoscience Map 1998-1: Geological Compilation of the Trail Map Area, Southeastern British Columbia
NTS (082F/3,4,5,6)

by Trygve Höy and Kathryn P.E. Dunne


View PDF Map (2.5 MB)


Geoscience Map 1998-1 is a full colour compilation map, at 1:100 000 scale, of the Trail map area which extends south from Nelson to the United States border and west to Rossland and Castlegar.  The area straddles the boundary between North American rocks and Quesnellia, including the southern part of the Kootenay arc.


There are many historical mining camps are in the Trail map area, including the carbonate-hosted lead-zinc deposits of the Salmo camp, silver-gold veins of the Ymir and Nelson camps, and the gold-copper veins of the Rossland camp. Accompanying the map is a table that classifies the more than 400 mineral deposits and occurrences in the map area.


All publications of the BC Geological Survey are available digitally, free of charge, from this website.


For questions or more information on geology and minerals in British Columbia please contact BCGS Mailbox or use the toll free number (BC residents only).