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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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NMI
Name HITCHENER RANCH Mining Division Osoyoos
BCGS Map 082E082
Status Showing NTS Map 082E13E
Latitude 049º 50' 27'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 119º 40' 20'' 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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