British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas and Responsible for Housing
News | The Premier Online | Ministries & Organizations | Job Opportunities | Main Index

MINFILE Home page  ARIS Home page  MINFILE Search page  Property File Search
Help Help
File Created: 01-Nov-2011 by Sarah Meredith-Jones (SMJ)
Last Edit:  01-Nov-2011 by Sarah Meredith-Jones (SMJ)

Summary Help Help

Name PEG 1, PEG1, SLOCAN 2, MATHEW CREEK Mining Division Slocan
BCGS Map 082F052
Status Showing NTS Map 082F12E
Latitude 049º 38' 06'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 116º 06' 06'' Northing 5498437
Easting 564867
Commodities Beryl Deposit Types O : PEGMATITE
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Kootenay
Capsule Geology

The PEG 1 showing is located in southest British Columbia and is just southeast of Cowie Creek.

The area is underlain by Carboniferous to Permian metamorphic rocks. Approximately 20 to 25 crystals were found at the PEG 1 location. There were green-blue in colour and reached 5 centimetres long by 1-1.5 centimetres wide (100-125 carats), with strong hexagonal habit typical for beryl. The crystals grew in situ in feldspars and quartz. The crystals are most often translucent to opaque with numerous fractures perpendicular to their c-axis. Translucent areas are produced by microscopic fluids and/or mineral inclusions in the crystal. Gem quality crystals are rare.

EMPR PFD 827881