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File Created: 24-Jul-85 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  30-Dec-89 by Laura L. Duffett(LLD)

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Name GRANITE FALLS QUARRY, INDIAN RIVER QUARRIES Mining Division New Westminster
BCGS Map 092G046
Status Past Producer NTS Map 092G07W
Latitude 49º 26' 57" N UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 122º 51' 46" W Northing 5477399
Easting 509946
Commodities Granite, Dimension Stone, Aggregate Deposit Types R03 : Dimension stone - granite
R15 : Crushed rock
Tectonic Belt Coast Crystalline Terrane Plutonic Rocks
Capsule Geology

Jetty rock, riprap and rubble were produced from the Granite Falls quarry. Materials comprise granodiorite of the Jurassic to Tertiary Coast Plutonic Complex. The granodiorite is characteristically medium to coarse-grained and is cut by numerous dioritic dykes with closely spaced fractures.

Bibliography
EMPR AR 1938-F70; 1939-113; 1940-99; 1941-94; 1942-92; 1946-208; 1947-  212,213; 1948-184; 1949-247; 1950-218; 1951-215; 1952-249; 1953-  185; 1954-176; 1955-91; 1956-150; 1958-87; 1959-153; 1960-137;  1961-142; 1962-148; 1964-182
EMPR BULL 23, p. 44
EMPR IND MIN FILE (Hora, Z.D. (1979): Rock Quarries in British  Columbia - Granite (in Ministry Library))
GSC MAP 8-1956; 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

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