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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  15-Jan-1996 by Jay W. Page (JWP)

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Name PEACHLAND LIMESTONE, CAMP HEWITT 1, DEEP Mining Division Osoyoos
BCGS Map 082E072
Status Past Producer NTS Map 082E13E
Latitude 049º 46' 47'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 119º 44' 36'' Northing 5517751
Easting 302509
Commodities Limestone Deposit Types R09 : Limestone
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Quesnel
Capsule Geology

The Peachland Limestone deposit is located within the Peachland District Municipality approximately 750 metres west of Pincushion Bay on Okanagan Lake.

Limestone was quarried at this site for the production of lime sometime in the 1920s and 1930s. The amount of limestone quarried is not recorded. The quarry is approximately 55 metres long by 28 metres wide, and is excavated in a north trending limestone outcrop of the Triassic-Jurassic Nicola Group. The limestone outcrops to the northeast, suggesting that it forms a 200 metre wide band which trends northeast for about 800 metres in greenstone. Thin bedded limestone in the quarry strikes north-northeast and dips moderately to the west. The limestone is very fine to medium-grained and has a colour index of 4, indicating that it is grey to bluish grey in colour (Open File 1992-18, page 137). Graphitic seams and traces of pyrite are present.

Bibliography
EMPR ASS RPT *673, 12272
EMPR OF *1992-18, 1994-8
EMPR RGS 29
GSC MAP 538A; 15-1961; 1701A; 1712A; 1713A; 1714A; 1736A; 7686G; 8522G
GSC OF 409; 481; 736; 1969

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