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Ice River Alkaline Complex, Golden Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada

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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.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

75 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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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Mississippian - Devonian
323.2 - 419.2 Ma

ID: 3189237
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (323.2 - 419.2 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]

358.9 - 419.2 Ma

ID: 686290
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. [3]

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Localities in this Region

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References (* indicates most relevant to most mineral collectors):
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.

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