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File Created: 14-Aug-1989 by Peter S. Fischl (PSF)
Last Edit:  01-Jan-0001 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)

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Name FORT ST. JAMES NORTH Mining Division Omineca
BCGS Map 093K049
Status Past Producer NTS Map 093K08W
Latitude 054º 28' 30'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 124º 19' 33'' Northing 6037182
Easting 414087
Commodities Limestone Deposit Types R09 : Limestone
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Cache Creek
Capsule Geology

A small quarry 90 metres northeast of Stuart Lake, 6.3 kilometres northwest of Fort St. James, exposes medium grey, fine grained, well fractured limestone with scattered crinoid remains. The deposit lies on the southwest margin of a 200 kilometre long belt of limestone with minor argillite, chert and greenstone (andesite) of the Mississippian to Triassic Cache Creek Group that extends north- westward along the northeast shore of Stuart Lake.

A sample composed of chips taken at 0.6 metre intervals across the 18.3 metre long quarry face contained 53.75% CaO, 0.22% MgO, 3.30% insolubles, 0.14% R2O3, 0.08% Fe2O3, 0.05% MnO, 0.01% P2O5, 0.008% sulphur and 42.52% ignition loss (Annual Report 1968, p. 310).

EMPR AR 1968-310
EMPR FIELDWORK 1992, pp. 69-86, 475-482
EMPR EXPL 1992-69-106
EMPR OF 1993-9
GSC OF 2593, 3182
GSC P 90-1F, pp. 115-120; 91-1A, pp. 7-13
GSC MEM 252, pp. 32-36
GSC MAP 630A; 907A; 1424A