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File Created: 24-Jul-85 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  14-Apr-87 by Gary R. Foye(GRF)

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Name KOOT, CANAL FLATS Mining Division Golden
BCGS Map 082J012
Status Prospect NTS Map 082J04W
Latitude 50º 08' 43" N UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 115º 45' 16" W Northing 5555526
Easting 588995
Commodities Silica Deposit Types R07 : Silica sandstone
Tectonic Belt Foreland Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

The Koot prospect is located about 4 kilometres east-southeast of Canal Flats.

The Koot occurrence is underlain by the Lower Cambrian Cranbrook Formation which is primarily comprised of siliceous quartzite, grit and pebble conglomerate, and sandstone. The quartzite is dense, poorly bedded, milky and medium to coarse grained. It appears to be steeply dipping and ranges from a fairly competent rock to one that contains numerous hairline fractures. Limonite generally occurs on fracture surfaces and sometimes interstitially to quartz grains.

Silica values of composite core samples, generally representing 20 metre lengths, ranged from 97.27 to 99.28 per cent (Assessment Report 10160).

EMPR ASS RPT *8976, *10160
EMPR OF 1987-15
GSC OF 634