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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  09-Jan-1990 by Kirk Hancock (KDH)

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NMI 093K13 Cr1
BCGS Map 093K092
Status Showing NTS Map 093K13E
Latitude 054º 56' 29'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 125º 39' 11'' Northing 6091491
Easting 330061
Commodities Chromium Deposit Types M03 : Podiform chromite
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Cache Creek
Capsule Geology

The Tsitsutl Mountain showing is located 4267 metres south-south west of Tsitsutl Mountain at an elevation of about 1524 metres.

The showing is hosted within Upper Paleozoic ultramafic rocks. This suite of rocks is of probable ophiolitic affinity related to the oceanic Upper Paleozoic Cache Creek Group on which it lies.

A massive lens, 1.5 to 2.1 metres long, of almost pure chromite occurs within rust coloured serpentinized dunite. The margins of the lens dip outwards at 60 degrees and are sharply defined. Chromite nodules, 5 to 7.6 centimetres in diameter, also occur in the area. See also 093N 016, 033, 034, 035 and 040 for related geological information.

EM OF 1999-11
EMPR EXPL 1992-69-106
EMPR FIELDWORK 1982 pp. 234-243; 1992, pp. 475-482; 1997, pp. 3-1-3-13; 1998, pp. 33-68
GSC MAP 631A; 907A; 1424A
GSC MEM *252, pp. 135, 191
GSC OF 2593, 3183
GSC P 82-1A pp. 239-245; 90-1F, pp. 115-120; 91-1A, pp. 7-13