Ice River Alkaline Complex, Golden Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||51° 10' North , 116° 25' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||51.16667,-116.41667|
|Köppen climate type:||ET : Tundra|
29km² mainly in National Parks.
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75 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.
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358.9 - 419.2 Ma
|Ice River Complex|
Age: Devonian (358.9 - 419.2 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Ice River Complex
Description: Alkaline intrusive complex
Comments: T. Hoy, B.N. Church, A. Legun, K. Glover, G. Gibson, B. Grant, J.O. Wheeler,K.P.E. Dunne, J. Cunningham, and P.J. Desjardins, 1994, Geological Compilation of the Kootenay Area, OF 1994-8, BCGS
Lithology: Syenitic to monzonitic intrusive rocks
Reference: B.C. Geological Survey. British Columbia Digital Geology. 
Localities in this Region
Allan, J.A. (1911) Geology of the Ice River district, British Columbia. GSC Summary Report for 1910: 135-144.
Allan, J.A. (1914) Geology of the Field map-area, British Columbia and Alberta. GSC Memoir 55. *
Barlow, A.E. (1902) Nepheline rocks of Ice River, British Columbia. Ottawa Naturalist, June 1902: 70.
Bonney, T.G. (1902) On a sodalite syenite (ditroite) from Ice River, British Columbia. Geol. Magazine, 9:199-213.
Campbell, F.A. (1961) Differentiation trends in the Ice River complex, British Columbia. American Journal of Science, 259: 173-180.
Currie, K.L. (1975) The Geology and Petrology of the Ice River Alkaline Complex. GSC Bulletin 245, 68p. *
Grice, J.D. & Gault, R.A (1981): Edingtonite and Natrolite from Ice river, British Columbia. Mineralogical Record 12, 221-226. *
Locock, Andrew John. (1994) Aspects of the geochemistry and mineralogy of the Ice River alkaline intrusive complex, Yoho National Park, British Columbia. MS Thesis University of Alberta
Pell, J. (1994) Carbonatites, Nepheline Syenites, Kimberlites and Related Rocks in British Columbia. British Columbia Ministry of Energy Bulletin 88.
Peterson, T. D. (1983). A Study of the mineralogy and petrology of the Ice River complex, Yoho National Park (Bachelor dissertation, University of Calgary).
Peterson, T.D., K.L. Currie, K.L. (1994) The Ice River Complex, British Columbia. Geological Survey of Canada Current Research, 01/1994; 1994-A:185-192.
Rapson, J.E. (1963): Sodalite crystals from the Ice River area, Yoho Park, B.C. Canadian Mineralogist 7, 674-675.
Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World. (51,142,143,360,361,492) *
Sharp R.J. (2009): Technical Report on the Base Metal, Niobium, Rare Earth Element and Industrial Mineral Potential at the Ice River Property, Golden. 59 p. Sedar filing for Trek Mining Inc. Sedar website.