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File Created: 30-Oct-1999 by Peter S. Fischl (PSF)
Last Edit:  30-Oct-1999 by Peter S. Fischl (PSF)

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NMI
Name LYELL ISLAND BITUMEN 1, POWRIVCO BAY Mining Division Skeena
BCGS Map 103B073
Status Showing NTS Map 103B12E
Latitude 052º 42' 45'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 131º 32' 02'' Northing 5843301
Easting 328837
Commodities Bitumen Deposit Types I : VEIN, BRECCIA AND STOCKWORK
Tectonic Belt Insular Terrane Wrangell
Capsule Geology

Bitumen is found near the northwestern coast of Lyell Island, 4.2 kilometres northeast of Powrivco Bay. The bitumen occurs as brittle, vitreous black globules in a vuggy stockwork of zeolite-lined fractures hosted in aquagene tuff-breccia and pillow lava of the Middle Jurassic Yakoun Group.

Bibliography
EMPR BULL 54
GSC MAP 1385A
GSC P 88-1E; 89-1H; 90-10; *92-1A, pp. 343-350

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