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Port Alberni, Vancouver Island, Alberni Mining Division, British Columbia, Canadai
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Port Alberni- not defined -
Vancouver IslandIsland
Alberni Mining DivisionDivision
British ColumbiaProvince
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
49° 14' 17'' North , 124° 48' 2'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Port Alberni21,282 (2017)0.4km
Denman Island1,020 (2018)32.8km
Hornby Island1,100 (2018)34.3km
Parksville12,000 (2016)36.3km
Cumberland2,630 (2017)45.3km


Massey and Friday (1988) mention several types of mineral deposits which occur in this area. The fuchsite-mariposite, magnetite skarn and arsenic-bearing Au deposits are all mentioned and located on a map.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Vancouver Island, Alberni Mining Division/Nanaimo Mining Division/Victoria Mining Division, British Columbia, CanadaIsland

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5 valid minerals.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Arsenic1.CA.05As
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Arsenic1.3.1.1As
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
AsArsenic
As ArsenicAs

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 3402302
Quaternary alluvium

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Lithology: Alluvium

Reference: Cui, Y., Miller, D., Schiarizza, P., and Diakow, L.J. British Columbia digital geology. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2017-8. [206]

Late Cretaceous
66 - 100.5 Ma



ID: 671691
Nanaimo Group

Age: Late Cretaceous (66 - 100.5 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Nanaimo Group

Description: Boulder, cobble and pebble conglomerate, coarse to fine sandstone, siltstone, shale, coal (Santonian to Maastrichtian). ). Includes BENSON, COMOX, HASLAM, EXTENSION, PENDER, PROTECTION, EAST WELLINGTON, TRENT RIVER, CEDAR DISTRICT, DE COURCY, DE

Comments: N.W.D. Massey, P.J. Desjardins, and E.C. Grunsky, 1994, Geological Compilation of Vancouver Island, OF 1994-6, BCGS

Lithology: Undivided sedimentary rocks

Reference: B.C. Geological Survey. British Columbia Digital Geology. [3]

Late Cretaceous
66 - 100.5 Ma



ID: 3411901
Nanaimo Group

Age: Late Cretaceous (66 - 100.5 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Nanaimo Group

Description: Boulder, cobble and pebble conglomerate, coarse to fine sandstone, siltstone, shale, coal (Santonian to Maastrichtian). ). Includes BENSON, COMOX, HASLAM, EXTENSION, PENDER, PROTECTION, EAST WELLINGTON, TRENT RIVER, CEDAR DISTRICT, DE COURCY, DE

Comments: Overlap terrane; Georgia Basin

Lithology: Undivided sedimentary rocks

Reference: Cui, Y., Miller, D., Schiarizza, P., and Diakow, L.J. British Columbia digital geology. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2017-8. [205]

Triassic
201.3 - 251.902 Ma



ID: 3188141
Mesozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 251.902 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic volcanic rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Massey, N.W.D. and Friday S.J. (1988): Geology of the Alberni-Nanimo Lakes Area, Vancouver Island. British Columbia Geological Survey, Geology Fieldwork 1988, Paper 1989-1, p. 61-74.
Reiner Mielke

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