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Marble Bay mine, Texada Island, Nanaimo Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 49° 45' 24'' North , 124° 33' 30'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 49.75667,-124.55833
GeoHash:G#: c0z7j9gms
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate

Copper mine that started in 1899.
The mined deposit occurs at the contact of a diorite-porphyrite intrusion with Mesozoic limestone.

Mineral List

15 valid minerals.

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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Late Triassic - Middle Triassic
201.3 - 247.2 Ma

ID: 690262
Vancouver Group - Quatsino Formation

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 247.2 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Quatsino Formation

Description: Thick bedded, grey to black, micritic and stylolitic limestone, medium to thin bedded limestone and calcareous siltstone, minor oolitic and bioclastic limestone, garnet-epidote-diopside skarn. (Carnian)

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

Lithology: Limestone, marble, calcareous sedimentary rocks

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

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Dolmage, V. (1921). The Marble Bay Mine, Texada Island, British Columbia. Economic Geology, 16(6), 372-392.
Walker, T. L. (1930): Mineral association at the Marble Bay Mine, Texada Island, B. C. Geol. Ser. No. 29 (Contributions Can. Mineral), 5-8.

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