Ministry of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas and Responsible for Housing
News | The Premier Online | Ministries & Organizations | Job Opportunities | Main Index

MINFILE Home page   ARIS Home page MINFILE Search page   Property File Search
Help Help
New Window
File Created: 24-Jul-85 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  04-Jan-90 by Laura L. Duffett(LLD)

Summary Help Help

NMI
Name INDIAN ARM GRANITE QUARRY Mining Division New Westminster
BCGS Map 092G046
Status Past Producer NTS Map 092G07W
Latitude 49º 24' 31" N UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 122º 54' 35" W Northing 5472885
Easting 506549
Commodities Aggregate, Granite, Dimension Stone, Building Stone Deposit Types R15 : Crushed rock
R03 : Dimension stone - granite
Tectonic Belt Coast Crystalline Terrane Plutonic Rocks
Capsule Geology

The Gilpin-Nash Company Ltd. started quarrying operations in August 1949, on Lot 872, near Elsay Creek, on the west shore of Indian Arm.

Granite of Early to mid-Cretaceous age of the Jurassic to Tertiary Coast Plutonic Complex was quarried to produce jetty-rock and rubble but no production figures are available. The granite is similar to that worked at the Croker Island Quarry (092GSE034). However, the sheeting is thinner and the jointing is irregular and more closely spaced.

Bibliography
EMPR AR 1950-218; 1951-215; 1952-249; 1953-186; 1958-101, 1959-153,  1960-137
EMPR IND MIN FILE (Hora, Z.D. (1979): Rock Quarries in British  Columbia - Granite, p. 9 (in Ministry Library))
EMPR OF 1991-20
GSC MAP 1069A; 1151A; 1153A; 1386A
GSC MEM 335
GSC P 90-1F, pp. 95-107
Armstrong, J.E. (1990): Vancouver Geology, Geological Association of  Canada (Cordilleran Section)
Ditson, G.M. (1978): Metallogeny of the Vancouver-Hope Area,  British Columbia, M.Sc. Thesis, University of British Columbia

COPYRIGHT | DISCLAIMER | PRIVACY | ACCESSIBILITY