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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  27-Nov-2014 by Laura deGroot (LDG)

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Name JOLLY CREEK CHROME Mining Division Greenwood
BCGS Map 082E015
Status Showing NTS Map 082E03E
Latitude 049º 08' 00'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 119º 07' 04'' Northing 5444437
Easting 345519
Commodities Chromium Deposit Types M03 : Podiform chromite
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Okanagan, Plutonic Rocks
Capsule Geology

The Jolly Creek chromite showing is located 11.5 kilometres north of Bridesville. The showing is on the lower slopes of Storm Hill, east of Jolly Creek at about 1219 metres elevation.

The oldest rocks in the vicinity of the Jolly Creek chromite occurrence belong to the Carboniferous to Permian Anarchist Group. Amphibolite, greenstone, quartz chlorite schist, quartz biotite schist and minor serpentinized peridotite comprise lithologies of the Anarchist Group. Penticton Group lithologies outcrop to the east while porphyritic granite, granodiorite and monzonite of the Cretaceous to Tertiary Okanagan batholith are found to the immediate north. Smaller plugs, dikes and sills of biotite granodiorite, quartz diorite and granite of the Middle Jurassic Nelson intrusions crosscut Anarchist Group rocks. Small serpentinite intrusions of uncertain age occur throughout the area and comprise the hostrock of the Jolly Creek chromite occurrence.

The chromite is hosted in a 600 by 100 metre serpentinized peridotite body of uncertain age. Shear-hosted chromite lenses occur in serpentinite. For further details of the typical chromite occurrences of this area refer to the Rock Creek Chromite (082ESW149) and Bridon (082ESW025) occurrences.

EMPR BULL *Stevenson, J.S. (1941): unpublished bulletin
EMPR PF (Fyles, J.T. (1971-05-20): Re: Proposed Park at Cankle Lake; Prospectors Report
2001-1 by Frank Renaudat)
GSC MAP 316A; 538A; 539A; 15-1961; 1505A; 1736A
GSC OF 481; 637; 1505A; 1565; 1969