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File Created: 29-Apr-1990 by Peter S. Fischl (PSF)
Last Edit:  11-Jan-1992 by Peter S. Fischl (PSF)

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Name B.C. PORTLAND CEMENT, ONE MILE CREEK Mining Division Similkameen
BCGS Map 092H048
Status Past Producer NTS Map 092H08W
Latitude 049º 28' 48'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 120º 28' 29'' Northing 5483882
Easting 682915
Commodities Limestone Deposit Types R09 : Limestone
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Quesnel
Capsule Geology

Limestone was once quarried on the east side of Allison Creek (One Mile Creek), approximately 4 kilometres northeast of Princeton.

Several narrow bands and lenses of siliceous, bluish grey limestone interbedded with andesitic tuffs, flows and breccias of the Upper Triassic Nicola Group are exposed in a 30-metre high bluff. The purest material is reported to analyze 88.0 per cent CaCO3, 1.3 per cent MgCO3, 9.5 per cent insolubles and 1.4 per cent Al203+Fe203 (Canada Bureau of Mines Report 811, page 192). The limestone was also reported to grade between 93 and 98 per cent CaCO3 (Minister of Mines Annual Report 1913, page 242).

British Columbia Portland Cement Company quarried limestone for a few months in 1913 after completion of a cement plant nearby in 1912. Operations ceased by 1914, owing to difficulties encountered in quarrying the narrow limestone bodies.

EMPR AR 1910-132; 1911-186; 1912-28; *1913-27,241; 1914-29; 1915-235; 1916-31
EMPR PF (*Dolmage Campbell Consultants (1963): 1 to 2400 scale map of geology (see 092HSE078))
GSC MAP 569A; 888A; 1386A; 41-1989
GSC P 85-1A, pp. 349-358
CANMET RPT *811, Part 5, p. 192
CJES Vol. 24, pp. 2521-2536 (1987)
EMPR PFD 8968, 861635