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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  30-Sep-1990 by Garry J. Payie (GJP)

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Name BEAR CREEK Mining Division Victoria
BCGS Map 092B072
Status Showing NTS Map 092B12E
Latitude 048º 43' 01'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 123º 38' 25'' Northing 5396188
Easting 452904
Commodities Diatomite Deposit Types F06 : Lacustrine diatomite
Tectonic Belt Insular Terrane Overlap Assemblage
Capsule Geology

At the Bear Creek occurrence, from 15 to 20 centimetres of impure diatomite is reported to extend for considerable distance along a creek and the "Bear River valley", under about 30 centimetres of peat. Isolated pure white patches occur under a bridge at the outlet of "Bear Lake". The diatomite in this region is of recent age and mainly unconsolidated. The diatomite is underlain by sedimentary rock of the Upper Cretaceous Nanaimo Group.

EMPR IND MIN FILE (Diatomite Occurrences in BC (in Ministry Library))
GSC MAP 42A; 1386A; 1553A
GSC MEM 13; 36; 96
GSC OF 463; 701
GSC P 72-44; 75-1A, p. 23; 79-30
CAMMET RPT *691 (Diatomite), p. 83
PERS COMM Hora, D., (Geological Survey Branch), Oct. 1984