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TACHEEDA LAKES LIMESTONE


Anzac, BC

Reserves of 1.5 Million Tonnes 94% Limestone

MINFILE 093J 019

INVENTORY REPORT


Property File Report 23679


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File Created: 29-Aug-89 by Peter S. Fischl(PSF)
Last Edit:  27-Apr-90 by Peter S. Fischl(PSF)

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Name TACHEEDA LAKES LIMESTONE Mining Division Cariboo
BCGS Map 093J078
Status Developed Prospect NTS Map 093J10E
Latitude 54 43' 00" N UTM 10 (NAD 83)
Longitude 122 31' 49" W Northing 6063364
Easting 530259
Commodities Limestone, Railroad Ballast, Aggregate Deposit Types R09 : Limestone
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

The Tacheeda Lakes limestone prospect lies within a belt of Lower Cambrian limestone and dolomite with minor quartzite and slate. The belt trends northwest for 41 kilometres and varies up to 5 kilometres in width.

Limestone is exposed in an old rock quarry adjacent to the B.C. Railway, just northeast of the isthmus separating the Tacheeda Lakes. Smaller exposures occur in a road cut 130 metres northwest of the quarry. The limestone is estimated to be at or near surface in an 80 to 100 metre wide area extending for 280 metres northwest of the quarry. Indistinct bedding at the quarry strikes 110 degrees and dips 50 degrees south, while in a road cut to the northwest it strikes 155 degrees and dips 45 degrees east.

The limestone is dark grey to black and very fine grained. The rock is cut by veins of creamy white calcite up to 0.5 metres wide. Nine chip samples taken perpendicular to the strike over widths of 5 metres averaged 94.1 per cent CaCO3 (G. Klein, 1983, p. 6). The calcite veins were excluded from sampling because of their erratic nature. Probable (indicated) and possible (inferred) reserves are each estimated at 750,000 tonnes for a total of 1.5 million tonnes (G. Klein, 1983, p. 7).

B.C. Railway Co. initially quarried some of the limestone for railway ballast. Diamond Limestone Ltd. proposed developing the deposit to supply agricultural limestone. The deposit was mapped and sampled in 1983.

Bibliography
EMPR PF (Monthly report by T. Faulkner, Sept. 1983; Klein,  G., 1983 Report on Proposed Tacheeda Lakes Limestone Quarry)
GSC MAP 2-1962; 1204A; 1424A
GCNL *#143, 1985








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