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File Created: 24-Jul-1989 by Laura L. Duffett (LLD)
Last Edit:  31-Aug-2007 by Sarah Meredith-Jones (SMJ)

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NMI 092F9 Lst1
Name BEALE Mining Division Nanaimo
BCGS Map 092F078
Status Past Producer NTS Map 092F10E
Latitude 049º 43' 05'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 124º 31' 55'' Northing 5508410
Easting 389571
Commodities Limestone Deposit Types R09 : Limestone
Tectonic Belt Insular Terrane Wrangell
Capsule Geology

Limestone was quarried during the early 1940's on Lot 423, one kilometre northwest of Paxton Lake on northern Texada Island.

The Beale quarry is situated near the southwestern margin of a 13 kilometre long belt of Upper Triassic Vancouver Group, Quatsino Formation limestone up to 13 kilometres wide that is preserved along the axis of a broad northwest plunging syncline. To the southeast, the limestone is in fault contact with basaltic flows of the Upper Triassic Vancouver Group, Karmutsen Formation.

In 1941, Stanley Beale produced 1579 tonnes of limestone for use as stucco.

EMPR BULL 40, pp. 51-58
EMPR OF 1990-3
GSC MAP 17-1968; 1386A
GSC OF 463
GSC P 68-50, pp. 14,15