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File Created: 17-Jan-2003 by George Owsiacki (GO)
Last Edit:  17-Jan-2003 by George Owsiacki (GO)

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Name ROSSEAU Mining Division Kamloops
BCGS Map 092I077
Status Showing NTS Map 092I15E
Latitude 050º 46' 43'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 120º 43' 04'' Northing 5627689
Easting 660895
Commodities Zeolite, Agate, Gemstones Deposit Types D01 : Open-system zeolites
Q03 : Agate
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Overlap Assemblage
Capsule Geology

The Rosseau Creek area is underlain by basalts of the Eocene Kamloops Group. A rare zeolite, ferrierite, occurs with agate and calcite in masses 7 to 10 centimetres long. The agate may be banded or plain. Ferrierite occurs as radiating spherical or conical groups of acicular crystals up to 1 centimetre in length. The best collecting locality is marked by a rockcut on the Canadian National Railway on the north shore of Kamloops Lake near where Rosseau Creek empties into the lake. Specimens may be picked up along the lake shore in the beach gravel; weathered material is brick red. Agate is common in the bluffs overlooking the lake above the ferrierite locality.

GSC OF 165; 980; 2490
GSC MAP 886A; 887A; 9-1963; 1394A; 42-1989
GSC P 44-20; *72-53, pp. 23-25; 82-1A, pp. 293-297; 85-1A, pp. 349-358
Western Homes & Living Oct.1961, Guide to BC Rocks and Gems