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File Created: 24-Jul-85 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  04-Jan-90 by Laura L. Duffett(LLD)

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Name BRIGHTEN QUARRY, BURRARD INLET Mining Division New Westminster
BCGS Map 092G036
Status Past Producer NTS Map 092G07W
Latitude 49º 21' 39" N UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 122º 53' 38" W Northing 5467575
Easting 507705
Commodities Granite, Aggregate, Dimension Stone, Building Stone Deposit Types R15 : Crushed rock
R03 : Dimension stone - granite
Tectonic Belt Coast Crystalline Terrane Plutonic Rocks
Capsule Geology

Granodiorite was quarried on the west side of Indian Arm, opposite the power house. No production figures are available.

The granodiorite is Early to mid-Cretaceous in age within the Jurassic to Tertiary Coast Plutonic Complex and was generally used for jetty rock, rip rap and rubble. The outcrop is highly variable in colour and grain size and is severely shattered with abundant closely spaced fractures.

Bibliography
EMPR IND MIN FILE (Hora, Z.D. (1979): Rock Quarries in British  Columbia - Granite, page 5 (in Ministry Library))
EMPR INF CIRC 1994-15, p.3
EMPR OF 1991-20
GSC MAP 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

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