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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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NMI
Name ROLLA FERRY Mining Division Liard
BCGS Map 094A020
Status Showing NTS Map 094A01E
Latitude 56º 07' 50" N UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 120º 02' 42" W Northing 6224544
Easting 683644
Commodities Shale, Clay Deposit Types B06 : Fireclay
E07 : Sedimentary kaolin
Tectonic Belt Foreland Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

The Rolla Ferry occurrence lies 400 metres east of the Rolla Ferry north landing, approximately 50 kilometres east south-east 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 on Mines and Technical Surveys in 1959. Shale outcrops in deep stream valleys and along roadcuts. The samples were collected as part of a regional program testing the ceramic properties of various clay-rich deposits.

Bibliography
EMPR AR *1957-81
EMR *Industrial Minerals Report 496
GSC MAP 17-1958

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