Geoscience Map 2004-2: Geology of the Nelson Map Sheet
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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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