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Verity Property, Lempriere Station, Kamloops Mining Division, British Columbia, Canadai
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Verity PropertyProperty
Lempriere Station- not defined -
Kamloops Mining DivisionDivision
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 52° 24' 8'' North , 119° 8' 14'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 52.40222,-119.13722
GeoHash:G#: c3760gwcj
Locality type:Property
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate


The Verity carbonatite is easily reached by trails and logging roads which cross the North Thompson River and intersect Highway 5 at Lempriere Station, approximately 40 kilometres north of Blue River. This showing has the most varied stratigraphy of all the carbonatites in the area and is similar texturally and compositionally to the Paradise showing (083D 006) and the Lempriere Carbonatite showing (083D 028). The Verity also contains the best mineralization of the Blue River carbonatites.

Carbonatite, consisting of banded beforsite and sovite (locally intruding each other), occurs as a 15 to 30 metre thick sill within quartz-hornblende-mica schist and can be traced from the Specimen pit up the hillside for 800 metres to the east-northeast. It likely continues to the Paradise showing, 4500 metres to the east-northeast. A tectonic breccia showing hairline fractures is common in the beforsite. A banded texture caused by layering of the accessory minerals apatite, amphibole, olivine, magnetite, vermiculite, biotite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, pyrochlore, columbite, and zircon, is common in the sovite unit and less developed in the beforsite unit. Coarse olivine and apatite in sovite units form bands 1 to 5 centimetres thick. Magnetite occurs as discontinuous lenses in sovite layers up to 20 centimetres in diameter. The pyrochlore and columbite crystals occur as octahedrons up to 4 centimetres. The major elements in pyrochlore are sodium, tantalum, niobium, and calcium, and locally minor uranium. The major elements in columbite are niobium and iron.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


10 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Apatite'
'Biotite'
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Columbite-(Fe)
Formula: Fe2+Nb2O6
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Fersmite
Formula: (Ca,Ce,Na)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2(O,OH,F)6
Graphite
Formula: C
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
'Pyrochlore'
'Pyrochlore Group'
Formula: A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Vermiculite
Formula: Mg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Columbite-(Fe)4.DB.35Fe2+Nb2O6
Fersmite4.DG.05(Ca,Ce,Na)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2(O,OH,F)6
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
'Pyrochlore Group'4.00.A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Vermiculite9.EC.50Mg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Apatite'-
'Biotite'-
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Pyrochlore'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
A2B2O6(O,OH,F)
'Pyrochlore Group'8.2.1.1A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
AB2O6
Columbite-(Fe)8.3.2.2Fe2+Nb2O6
Fersmite8.3.3.1(Ca,Ce,Na)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2(O,OH,F)6
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Vermiculite71.2.2d.3Mg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Apatite'-
'Biotite'-
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Pyrochlore'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Pyrochlore GroupA2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
H Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
H VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
H Fersmite(Ca,Ce,Na)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2(O,OH,F)6
CCarbon
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C GraphiteC
OOxygen
O Pyrochlore GroupA2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
O Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O Columbite-(Fe)Fe2+Nb2O6
O Fersmite(Ca,Ce,Na)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2(O,OH,F)6
FFluorine
F Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
F Fersmite(Ca,Ce,Na)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2(O,OH,F)6
NaSodium
Na Fersmite(Ca,Ce,Na)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2(O,OH,F)6
MgMagnesium
Mg VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Al VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
SiSilicon
Si Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Si VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
ClChlorine
Cl Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Fersmite(Ca,Ce,Na)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2(O,OH,F)6
TiTitanium
Ti Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Ti Fersmite(Ca,Ce,Na)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2(O,OH,F)6
FeIron
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe Columbite-(Fe)Fe2+Nb2O6
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
NbNiobium
Nb Pyrochlore GroupA2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
Nb Columbite-(Fe)Fe2+Nb2O6
Nb Fersmite(Ca,Ce,Na)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2(O,OH,F)6
CeCerium
Ce Fersmite(Ca,Ce,Na)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2(O,OH,F)6
TaTantalum
Ta Fersmite(Ca,Ce,Na)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2(O,OH,F)6

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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Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 665061
Mica Creek Succession

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Mica Creek Succession

Description: Semipelite-amphibolite

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: Metamorphic rocks, undivided

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

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3433253
Mica Creek Succession

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Description: Semipelite-amphibolite

Comments: North America - basinal strata terrane

Lithology: Metamorphic rocks, undivided

Reference: Cui, Y., Miller, D., Schiarizza, P., and Diakow, L.J. British Columbia digital geology. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2017-8. [205]

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3190388
Neoproterozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Windermere Supergroup

Comments: Omineca Belt

Lithology: Sandstone,felsdpathic quartz arenite,shale,siltstone

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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George J. Simandl, Peter C. Jones and Melissa Rotella (2001) Blue River Carbonatites, British Columbia- Primary Exploration Targets For Tantalum. Exploration and Mining in British Columbia - 2001 pp 73-82


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