Stratigraphy and Structure of the Salmo Lead-zinc Area

Stratigraphy and Structure of the Salmo Lead-zinc Area

Microform - 1959
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The Salmo lead-zinc area is located in the Nelson Mining Division along the Pend d'Oreille and Salmo rivers near the international boundary in south-east British Columbia. This report presents results of geological work carried out in the area from 1951 to 1956. The introduction reviews previous research, the location & accessibility of the area, and the history of the Salmon mining district. Chapter 2 describes the geology of the sedimentary, metamorphic, volcanic, & intrusive rocks of the area, with a focus on the Cambrian formations where essentially all of the area's lead-zinc deposits are found. Chapter 3 describes the area's structural geology (faults, foliation, folds, deformation). Chapter 4 reviews mine production & ore grade in the area's mine belt, the characteristics of the ore bodies, the features of the dolomite zones that contain the ore bodies, and controls on mineralization. The final chapter contains detailed descriptions of the mineral properties and mines of the area.
Publisher: Victoria : Dept. of Mines, 1959
Description: 162 p. : ill
Branch Call Number: MF BC-DOC 104-03985


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