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File Created: 24-Jul-85 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  25-Feb-96 by Jay W. Page(JWP)

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Name HALL CREEK Mining Division Greenwood
BCGS Map 082E055
Status Showing NTS Map 082E11E
Latitude 49º 34' 35" N UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 119º 05' 28" W Northing 5493634
Easting 348829
Commodities Asbestos Deposit Types M06 : Ultramafic-hosted asbestos
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Okanagan
Capsule Geology

The HALL CREEK asbestos showing is located approximately 9.5 kilometres north of Carmi, on the west side of Hall Creek canyon.

The showing consists of asbestos veins which cut through a serpentinized peridotite of the Carboniferous-Permian Anarchist Group. The serpentine and asbestos occur in the lower 3 metres of a sill-like black saxonite (peridotite?) porphyry which is approximately 20 metres thick. The serpentine occurs as green bands in the black rock and the asbestos occurs in little veinlets in the serpentine. The bands and veinlets lie more or less parallel to the lower contact of the sill. The asbestos veins are seldom more than 2.5 centimetres thick.

Bibliography
EMPR ASS RPT 17030
EMPR OF 1994-8; 1995-25
EMPR RGS 29
GSC MAP 538A; 15-1961; 1701A; 1712A; 1713A; 1714A; 1736A;  7686G; 8510G
GSC MEM *79, p. 143
GSC OF 409; 736; 1969

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