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File Created: 26-Apr-90 by Peter S. Fischl(PSF)
Last Edit:  07-Jan-94 by Peter S. Fischl(PSF)

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Name MARLIME, SOLSQUA Mining Division Kamloops
BCGS Map 082L086
Status Past Producer NTS Map 082L15W
Latitude 50º 51' 38" N UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 118º 57' 03" W Northing 5636131
Easting 362706
Commodities Marl, Travertine Deposit Types H01 : Travertine
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Kootenay
Capsule Geology

The Marlime marl deposit is 4 kilometres north-northeast of Sicamous on the northwest side of the Eagle River. The deposit consists of a layer of marl up to 3 metres thick that is in places extensively contaminated by soil. The marl or travertine was deposited by groundwater seeping to the surface after passing through Hadrynian(?) to Paleozoic calcareous rocks of the Eagle Bay Assemblage (Formation).

The marl was mined by Marlime Ltd. of New Westminster between 1948 and 1950 for agricultural markets in the Fraser Valley.

Bibliography
EMPR FIELDWORK 1987, pp. 54-58; 1988, pp. 49-54
EMPR OF 1990-30
GSC MAP 143A; 1059A
GSC MEM *296, p. 158
GSC OF 481; 637

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