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File Created: 22-Feb-93 by George Owsiacki(GO)
Last Edit:  13-Nov-96 by George Owsiacki(GO)

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NMI
Name SKAGIT VALLEY, QUARRY PACIFIC, ROBSON ROSE, VALLEY ROSE, CASCADE CORAL, MARGRANITE Mining Division New Westminster
BCGS Map 092H014
Status Producer NTS Map 092H03E
Latitude 49º 07' 15" N UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 121º 12' 50" W Northing 5442424
Easting 630321
Commodities Granite, Dimension Stone, Building Stone Deposit Types R03 : Dimension stone - granite
Tectonic Belt Coast Crystalline Terrane Plutonic Rocks
Capsule Geology

The Skagit Valley occurrence is underlain by granite of the Oligocene Chilliwack batholith.

At present, Quarry Pacific Industries shapes square blocks from the boulder train of an ancient rock slide. Blocks are spread throughout the flat valley bottom. The source is probably from massive outcrops on the west side of the valley. There are two granite phases - attractive pink, quite homogeneous which is intruding grey greenish coloured rock more susceptible to weathering. Rock is processed by Margranite Industry Inc. into granite tile in Surrey. Production statistics are not available.

Bibliography
EMPR OF 1994-1
GSC MAP 1712A; 41-1989
GSC MEM 38

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