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File Created: 12-Sep-1989 by Peter S. Fischl (PSF)
Last Edit:  25-Sep-1996 by Jay W. Page (JWP)

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Name FRANKLIN CAMP LIMESTONE Mining Division Greenwood
BCGS Map 082E059
Status Showing NTS Map 082E09W
Latitude 049º 33' 23'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 118º 23' 01'' Northing 5490229
Easting 399933
Commodities Limestone Deposit Types R09 : Limestone
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Harper Ranch
Capsule Geology

A series of lenticular limestone masses form a discontinuous belt that extends southward from Twin Creek up McKinley Creek to the MCKINLEY mine (082ENE001) for 2.9 kilometres, along the west slope of Franklin Mountain.

The FRANKLIN CAMP LIMESTONE lenses are hosted in greenstone, quartzite, tuff and breccia of the Devonian-Triassic Harper Ranch Group. The carbonate horizon strikes north and dips steeply east. Individual masses outcrop over lengths of up to 1200 metres and vary up to 90 metres in thickness.

The limestone is generally light to dark bluish grey and fine grained. In thin section the rock displays larger calcite grains in a fine grained calcite matrix. Thin sections also reveal crinoid stems and possible fusilinid remains. The limestone is sometimes veined with calcium silicates. Skarn zones containing such minerals are occasionally formed along the margins of some of the limestone bodies.

There is no record of exploration or development of this limestone resource.

EMPR OF 1992-18; 1994-8
EMPR PF (See General PF - Franklin Mining Camp File)
GSC MAP *97A; 133A; 6-1957; 1701A; 1712A; 1713A; 1714A; 1736A
GSC MEM *56, pp. 51-55,97,98
GSC OF 409; 481; 736; 1969
Placer Dome File