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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

Geoscience Map 2004-2:  Geology of the Nelson Map Sheet
NTS (082F/06)

by Trygve
Höy and K.P.E. Dunne

Cartography by Wayne Jackaman

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Download Esri shape files (ZIP 1.81MB)


The Nelson map area (1:50,000) straddles the boundaries between rocks of North America, Kootenay Terrane and Quesnellia. It is along the southern part of the Kootenay Arc, a north-trending structural zone that has been extensively explored for Cambrian-hosted lead-zinc deposits. A large variety of mineral occurrences are found on the sheet, including the Kena porphyry gold system and numerous precious metal veins of the Nelson district. A considerable part of the area is underlain by the Early Jurassic Rossland Group, host to the gold-copper vein system at Rossland farther west. 


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