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Wicheeda Carbonatite Complex, Wicheeda Lake, Omenica Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 54° 31' North , 122° 4' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 54.51667,-122.06667

Carbonatite and syenite complex.

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Ordovician - Cambrian
443.8 - 541 Ma
Kechika Group

Age: Paleozoic (443.8 - 541 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Kechika Group

Description: Green-grey slate and phyllite, platey limestone

Comments: K. Bellefontaine, A. Legun, N.W.D. Massey and P. Desjardins -AND- D. MacIntyre, A. Legun, K. Bellefontaine and N. W.D.Massey, 1995, Geological Compilation Northeast BC - Southern Half -AND- Open File 1995-6 (Northern Part), OF 1995-24, BCGS

Lithology: Limestone, slate, siltstone, argillite

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

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Mäder, U.K., and Greenwood, H.J. (1988) Carbonatites and Related Rocks of the Prince and George Claims, Northern Rocky Mountains (93J, 93I): Geological Fieldwork 1987. B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, paper 1988-1, 375-380.

Jennifer Pell (1994) Carbonatites, Nepheline Syenites, Kimberlites and Related Rocks in British Columbia. Brithish Columbia Ministry of Energy Bulletin 88.

Dalsin, M.L. (2013) The Mineralogy, Geochemistry and Geochronology of the Wicheeda Carbonatite Complex, British Columbia. M.Sc. Thesis, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

Dalsin, M.L.,S. Groat, L.A., Creighton, S. Evans, (2015) The mineralogy and geochemistry of theWicheeda C arbonatite Complex, British Columbia, Canada.
Ore Geology Reviews 64, 523-542.

Trofanenko, J. (2014) The nature and origin of the REE mineralization in the Wicheeda carbonatite, British Columbia, Canada. Unpublished M.Sc. thesis, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec. 173p.

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