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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  27-Aug-2007 by Sarah Meredith-Jones (SMJ)

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NMI 082F2 Kyn1
Name MIKE, MIKE 1, MIKE 2, CRESTON AREA KYANITE Mining Division Nelson
BCGS Map 082F017
Status Showing NTS Map 082F02E
Latitude 049º 08' 54'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 116º 39' 04'' Northing 5444004
Easting 525443
Commodities Kyanite Deposit Types P02 : Kyanite-sillimanite schists
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

Coarse-grained kyanite has been reported from the Creston area (McCammon, 1965) in Helikian Purcell Supergroup micaceous quartzites and mica schists with minor pegmatite. At the Mike occurrence, kyanite forms clean, bladed crystals in clumps 15 to 20 centimetres in diameter associated with the pegmatites, which occur as irregular masses 30 centimetres by 1 metre to 2 by 10 metres in size. Kyanite is also disseminated throughout the schists and micaceous quartzites, where crystals vary from small needles to 1 by 5 centimetres in size (McCammon, 1964).

The Mike occurrence is close to the main Salmo-Creston highway, at low elevations, and near Creston. The best area of pegmatites and kyanite is found over an area 75 metres wide by 105 metres long. Further kyanite is reported on the south side of Summit Creek, across the valley from the Mike, by Brown et al. (Fieldwork 1994, page 138).

EMPR AR *1964-185-186
EMPR FIELDWORK 1994, p. 138
EMPR OF 1988-26
GSC OF 929; 2721