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File Created: 28-Feb-2003 by George Owsiacki (GO)
Last Edit:  28-Feb-2003 by George Owsiacki (GO)

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Name INKS LAKE, LAKE NO. 8 Mining Division Kamloops
BCGS Map 092I068
Status Showing NTS Map 092I09W
Latitude 050º 37' 08'' UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 120º 26' 43'' Northing 5610560
Easting 680717
Commodities Sodium Sulphate, Magnesium Sulphate Deposit Types F09 : Playa and Alkaline Lake Evaporites
Tectonic Belt Intermontane Terrane Overlap Assemblage, Quesnel
Capsule Geology

Inks Lake is about 1500 metres northwest of Jacko Lake and contains dilute sodium sulphate brines. Andesite of the Upper Triassic Nicola Group underlies the area.

A sample was taken from the lake to determine salts present. The analyses of the brine yielded 2.8 per cent total solids and a specific gravity of 1.027 at 16 degrees Celsius. The composition of the solids is as follows: 60.0 per cent Na2SO4, 31.7 per cent MgSO4, 1.5 per cent NaCl, 3.0 per cent Na2CO3 and 3.7 per cent CaSO4 (Bulletin 4). The sodium sulphate and magnesium sulphate minerals assumed to be present are mirabilite and epsomite, respectively.

EMPR BULL *4, pp. 27,39; 77
GSC OF 165; 980; 2490
GSC MAP 886A; 887A; 9-1963; 1394A; 42-1989
GSC P 44-20; 82-1A, pp. 293-297; 85-1A, pp. 349-358
EMPR PFD 673537, 673548