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File Created: 24-Jul-85 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  04-Jan-89 by Laura L. Duffett(LLD)

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Name DEEP COVE QUARRY Mining Division New Westminster
BCGS Map 092G036
Status Past Producer NTS Map 092G07W
Latitude 49º 19' 59" N UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 122º 56' 15" W Northing 5464483
Easting 504541
Commodities Granite, Dimension Stone, Aggregate Deposit Types R03 : Dimension stone - granite
R15 : Crushed rock
Tectonic Belt Coast Crystalline Terrane Plutonic Rocks
Capsule Geology

An abundant amount of grey coloured, medium-grained granodiorite was quarried from a site along the northeast side of Deep Cove. No production figures are available.

The granodiorite is Early to mid-Cretaceous in age within the Jurassic to Tertiary Coast Plutonic Complex and was quarried extensively for local use as jetty rock and riprap. The grey granodiorite hosts irregular and discontinuous sheet jointing.

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 8-1956; 1069A; 1151A; 1153A; 1386A
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