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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  25-Jan-1996 by Craig H.B. Leitch (CHBL)

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Name CRESTON, CRESTON CLAY Mining Division Nelson
BCGS Map 082F019
Status Showing NTS Map 082F01W
Latitude 049º 09' 00'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 116º 23' 04'' Northing 5444313
Easting 544888
Commodities Clay Deposit Types B06 : Fireclay
E07 : Sedimentary kaolin
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

The location and character of the Creston fireclay deposits are poorly known. It is most likely a bed of clay in Quaternary or Recent glaciofluvial deposits. The only comment in Bulletin 30, page 52 is "clays suitable for common brick by soft mud process" and "along railway, best by Goat Canyon". Some physical measurements of the clay quality are given in this reference.

EMPR BULL *30, p. 52
EMPR FIELDWORK 1993, pp. 129-151
GSC MEM 65, p. 37; 228 (Map 603A)
GSC OF 929; 2721