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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  16-Feb-2008 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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NMI
Name WESTBANK Mining Division Vernon
BCGS Map 082E083
Status Showing NTS Map 082E13E
Latitude 049º 50' 44'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 119º 32' 55'' Northing 5524575
Easting 316774
Commodities Agate Deposit Types Q03 : Agate
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Overlap Assemblage
Capsule Geology

The WESTBANK agate nodules are exposed in a bluff located just north of the old ferry landing across Okanagan Lake from Kelowna.

The nodules are found in a brown sandstone and clayey siltstone which are interbedded with minor volcanic breccia and pyroclastic rocks of the Eocene Penticton Group, White Lake Formation.

Bibliography
EMPR OF 1994-8
EMPR PF (Western Homes and Living (1961-10-01): Where You Can Find BC Rocks and Gemstones)
EMPR RGS 29
GSC MAP 538A; 15-1961; 1701A; 1712A; 1713A; 1714A; 1736A;
7686G; 8522G
GSC OF 409; 637; 736; 1969
WESTERN HOMES & LIVING Oct. 1961

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