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Geologic Unit: Dutch Creek
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  • Usage in publication:
    • Dutch Creek formation
  • Modifications:
    • First used
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Slate
    • Quartzite
    • Limestone
Publication:

Walker, J.F., 1926, Geology and mineral deposits of Windermere map area, British Columbia: Canada Geological Survey Memoir, 148, 69 p., (incl. geologic map, scale 1:125,000)


Summary:

Is the oldest formation exposed in the southern and western parts of the Windermere area. No type locality designated. Name derived from Dutch Creek, B.C., CN. Geologic map. Three typical sections described. Is assigned to the Purcell series [= Belt Series of US (Wilmarth, 1938, US geologic names lexicon, USGS Bull. 896, p. 1746)] as the lower of two formations. Is equivalent to the upper Gateway, the Phillips and Roosville formations of the Purcell to south. Has three major lithologies: 1) a dark gray to black, laminated slate, the predominant lithology, occurs in beds 2 to 4 in thick, pyrite cubes are common in the slate at the top of the formation, but rarely at other slate horizons; 2) a greenish, fine-grained, thin-bedded quartzite; 3) gray, crystalline, thin-bedded magnesian limestone which total 3,500 ft thick. The Mount Nelson formation (new) of the Purcell conformably overlies the Dutch Creek. Of late Precambrian age.

Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Denver GNULEX).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Dutch Creek Formation
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
Publication:

Harrison, J.E., 1972, Precambrian Belt basin of northwestern United States; its geometry, sedimentation and copper occurrences: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 83, no. 5, p. 1215-1240.


Summary:

Used in the Dewar Creek and Nelson areas in B.C. See figures 4 and 6 for correlatives in the Precambrian Purcell Supergroup in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada, and for correlatives in the Belt Supergroup of the U.S. in the Northern Rocky Mountain region.

Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Denver GNULEX).


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