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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  26-May-2009 by Karl A. Flower (KAF)

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Name MICA MOUNTAIN, CLEARWATER MICA Mining Division Cariboo
BCGS Map 093A018
Status Prospect NTS Map 093A01W
Latitude 052º 08' 03'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 120º 26' 36'' Northing 5779044
Easting 674977
Commodities Mica Deposit Types O03 : Muscovite pegmatite
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Barkerville
Capsule Geology

The Mica Mountain prospect is located about 65 kilometres north-northwest of Clearwater, 3 kilometres west of Wells Gray Provincial Park. During 1924-1926, General Holdings Company of Edmonton completed reconnaissance and development work on a number of muscovite-bearing pegmatites.

A 60-metre wide zone of irregular pods and dikes of pegmatite in quartz mica schist of the Snowshoe Group has been traced northward across the summit of Mica Mountain. Individual pods and dikes range from 1.5 to 9 metres in width. The pegmatite varies considerably in composition, with quartz and feldspar predominating, accompanied by subordinate muscovite mica. The muscovite occurs as irregularly distributed, well-developed "books", up to 15 centimetres in length. The mica tends to be more abundant near surface. Early work (1931) indicated that the mica grades up to 25 to 30 per cent.

Bibliography
EMPR AR *1931-109
EMPR PF (Mellin, R.C. 1930, Report on the Clearwater Mica Mine;
Calquhoun, M.E. circa 1930, excerpt from Report on Clearwater
Mica Mine; Claim Map of Area, date unkown)
EMPR PF Rimfire (Paulson, M.A. (1963-04-16): Re: Mineral Claims On Mica Mountain)
GSC P 70-1A
GSC MAP 42-1961; 1-1963; 1424A

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