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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  22-Feb-2008 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name CAWSTON Mining Division Osoyoos
BCGS Map 082E012
Status Showing NTS Map 082E04E
Latitude 049º 10' 30'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 119º 44' 34'' Northing 5450532
Easting 300101
Commodities Rhodonite, Talc, Gemstones Deposit Types F01 : Sedimentary Mn
E08 : Carbonate-hosted talc
Q02 : Rhodonite
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Okanagan
Capsule Geology

The Cawston showing is located within the southeastern corner of Cawston, British Columbia.

The Cawston showing lies within the Quesnel Terrane of the Intermontane tectonic belt. The Cawston showing is hosted along the western margin of a thick faulted package of Carboniferous to Permian Kobau Group. The showing is hosted in Quaternary unconsolidated glacial, fluvial and alluvial deposits along the Okanagan River.

Good quality rhodonite and talc are reported to have been found at the Cawston showing.

EMPR OF 1989-2; 1989-5
EMPR PF (Nasmith, H. (1951-07-01): Reconnaissance of Unconsolidated Deposits Near Cawston, B.C.)
GSC MAP 341A; 538A; 539A; 541A; 15-1961; 1736A; 2389
GSC MEM 38; 179
GSC OF 481; 637; 1505A; 1565; 1969
GSC P 37-21; 72-53
The Canadian Rockhound Feb., 1966, page 8
West Homes and Living *Oct., 1961