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File Created: 24-Jul-85 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  15-Jan-96 by Jay W. Page(JWP)

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Name HITCHENER RANCH Mining Division Osoyoos
BCGS Map 082E082
Status Showing NTS Map 082E13E
Latitude 49º 50' 27" N UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 119º 40' 20" W Northing 5524359
Easting 307870
Commodities Diatomite Deposit Types F06 : Lacustrine diatomite
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Overlap Assemblage
Capsule Geology

The HITCHENER RANCH showing is located approximately 3 kilometres northwest of Westbank in the Glenrosa area.

The showing is described as a swamp deposit of nearly pure diatomite (Geological Survey of Canada Map 539A). It is underlain by and probably associated with the Eocene White Lake Formation, which consists of a thin-bedded clayey siltstone interbedded with volcanic breccia and pyroclastic rocks.

Bibliography
EMPR OF 1988-13; 1994-8
EMPR MAP 39
EMPR RGS 29
GSC MAP 538A; *539A; 15-1961; 1701A; 1712A; 1713A; 1714A; 1736A;  7686G; 8522G
GSC OF 409; 637; 736; 1969
GSC P *37-21, p. 49

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