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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
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate

Carbonatite and syenite complex.

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Ordovician - Cambrian
443.8 - 541 Ma

ID: 659296
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]

Cambrian - Neoproterozoic
485.4 - 1000 Ma

ID: 3189490
Precambrian-Phanerozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic to Cambrian (485.4 - 1000 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

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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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oregeorev.2014.02.013
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 Unpublished M.Sc.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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