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File Created: 01-Dec-1989 by Betsy A. Fletcher (BF)
Last Edit:  31-May-1990 by Jim M. Britton (JMB)

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Name SKARN CREEK CU Mining Division Liard
BCGS Map 104B066
Status Showing NTS Map 104B10W
Latitude 056º 37' 41'' UTM 09 (NAD 83)
Longitude 130º 56' 36'' Northing 6277673
Easting 380780
Commodities Copper Deposit Types
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Stikine
Capsule Geology

A prominent malachite stain was seen during 1989 Geological Survey Branch field work, on some cliffs in the headwaters of "Skarn Creek". The showing was not visited.

Local geology is a sequence of andesitic tuffs, interbedded with subordinate wacke, siltstone and limestone. Limestone (mostly recrystallized occurs as thin beds or olistostranal debris within the volcanoclastic rocks. Monzodioritic intrusions of probably Jurassic age cut the sequence.

Host rocks are tentatively assigned to the Triassic Stuhini Group but they are similar to Permian and older Stikine Assemblage.

No work is known to have been done on the showing.

EMPR FIELDWORK *1989, pp. 115-125
EMPR OF 1990-2; *1990-16