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File Created: 24-Jul-85 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  16-Feb-08 by Karl A. Flower(KAF)

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NMI
Name WESTBANK Mining Division Vernon
BCGS Map 082E083
Status Showing NTS Map 082E13E
Latitude 49º 50' 44" N UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 119º 32' 55" W 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 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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