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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  27-Jan-1989 by David G. Bailey (DGB)

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Name LOT 385 Mining Division Cariboo
BCGS Map 093B098
Status Past Producer NTS Map 093B16W
Latitude 052º 59' 20'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 122º 29' 45'' Northing 5871153
Easting 533843
Commodities Clay Deposit Types B06 : Fireclay
E07 : Sedimentary kaolin
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Overlap Assemblage
Capsule Geology

The Lot 385 deposit is located adjacent to the town of Quesnel, on the west bank of the Quesnel River. The deposit has previously been worked for the manufacture of brick but no production figures are available.

The area is underlain by sedimentary rocks of probable Oligocene age which were deposited on Pennsylvanian to Triassic rocks of the Cache Creek Group. The Tertiary deposits are mainly of freshwater derivation and include coal measures of the Fraser River Formation (093B 10, 37, and 36).

The deposit consists of a 5 metre thick bed of grey clay over- lain by a metre of carbonaceous clay and a further 1.2 metres of silt and clay. The deposit has been worked in the past for the manu- facture of bricks.

EMPR BULL 30, p. 53
EMPR FIELDWORK 1988, pp. 167-181
EMPR PF (See 93B General File - 16 Area; See 93G General File - Quesnel Area)
GSC MAP 12-1959; 1424A
GSC MEM 118, p. 73