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File Created: 24-Jul-85 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  12-Mar-91 by Greg K. Kulla (Fox Consultants)(GKK)

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Name BEAR FLATS Mining Division Liard
BCGS Map 094A024
Status Showing NTS Map 094A06E
Latitude 56º 17' 12" N UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 121º 12' 23" W Northing 6239431
Easting 611027
Commodities Shale, Clay Deposit Types B06 : Fireclay
E07 : Sedimentary kaolin
Tectonic Belt Foreland Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

The Bear Flats occurrence lies 24 kilometres west of the town of Fort St. John.

Lower Cretaceous Fort St. John Group clay-rich shales were sampled by the Industrial Mineral Division of the Department of Mines and Technical Surveys in 1959. The shales outcrop in deep stream valleys and in roadcuts. The samples were collected as part of a regional program testing the ceramic properties of various clay-rich deposits.

EMPR AR *1957-82
EMR *Industrial Minerals Report 496
GSC MAP 17-1958