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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  19-Jan-2003 by George Owsiacki (GO)

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Name MOUNT SAVONA Mining Division Kamloops
BCGS Map 092I076
Status Showing NTS Map 092I10W
Latitude 050º 42' 01'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 120º 49' 05'' Northing 5618766
Easting 654083
Commodities Opal, Agate, Gemstones Deposit Types Q11 : Volcanic-hosted opal
Q03 : Agate
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Overlap Assemblage
Capsule Geology

Mount Savona is a good collecting locality for opal and agate with the best collecting areas along the cliffs below the microwave tower site. Green opal, moss agate and geodes occur in brecciated basaltic lavas of the Eocene Kamloops Group. Jasper-agate and prehnite occur along the gas pipeline right-of-way on the Indian Garden Ranch about 4 kilometres west of Mount Savona (Geological Survey of Canada Paper 72-53).

Bibliography
GSC OF 165; 980; 2490
GSC MAP 886A; 887A; 9-1963; 1394A; 42-1989
GSC MEM 249
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

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