Metadata: Surficial geology, Granite Mountain area, British Columbia, Parts of NTS 93B/8 and B/9

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The Granite Mountain area, located in south central British Columbia, includes the Gibraltar Mine (porphyry Cu-Mo deposit). Most of the map area is underlain by till of the Late Wisconsinan Fraser Glaciation. Three ice movements have been identified in this region. Striations and rat tails on an outcrop located approximately 400 m east of Cuisson Lake reveal a movement to the south southeast. This ice movement might have occurred at the onset of the glaciation when glaciers first formed locally, north of the mine over the unnamed mountain ridge marked with cirques and arêtes. An ice movement to the west to southwest is indicated from a few striations throughout the map area and flutings approximately 2 km east of the mine. This ice movement occurred when glaciers derived from the Cariboo Mountains (east of the map area) advanced over the area. Lastly, striations and macro-landforms (drumlins, flutings, crag and tails) indicate an ice movement to the north to northwest. This movement occurred at glacial maximum, when an ice-divide formed around the 52° latitude south of the map area. The ice divide formed following the coalescence of ice derived from the Coast Mountains to the west and Cariboo Mountains to the east. During deglaciation, lateral meltwater channels were eroded in the hillsides of Granite Mountain and the mountainous ridge north of the mine indicating that ground at high elevation was deglaciated first. Meltwater was generally routed to the north through two dominant corridors: one in the west, in the region trending north from Cuisson Lake and a second one in the east, in the valleys of Ben and Skelton lakes and Arbuthnot Creek. Glaciofluvial sediments deposited during ice retreat represent potential granular resources. A glacial lake and associated delta are mapped north of Ben Lake from aerial photograph interpretation. At the western edge of the map area, large landslides most likely in bedrock and unconsolidated sediments have occurred along the bedrock escarpment of the Fraser River valley. Anthropogenic deposits including wet and dry tailings surround Gibraltar Mine.
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TitleSurficial geology, Granite Mountain area, British Columbia, Parts of NTS 93B/8 and B/9
Date2015-03-31 (register publication)
Date2015-03-02 (register creation)
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