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TitleSurficial geology, Louis Creek (west half), British Columbia
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorBednarski, J M
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 6279, 2010, 1 sheet; 1 CD-ROM, Open Access logo Open Access
LinksMetadata - Métadonnées
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Maps1 map
Map Info.surficial geology, landforms, lithology, 1:50,000
Mediapaper; CD-ROM; digital; on-line
File formatreadme / lisez-moi
File formate00; dbf; shp; aep (ESRI® ArcExplorer(TM) v2.0 is included / est fourni); tiff; pdf; JPEG2000
ProvinceBritish Columbia
NTS92P/01SW; 92P/01NW
AreaHoopatatkwa Lake; Norma Lake; Frankie Lake; Bonaparte River; Bogmar Lake; Mayson Lake; Metoots Hill; Boulanger Lake; Peterson Creek; Gorman Lake; Fishtrap Creek; Whitewood Lake; Skull Creek; Parky Creek; Parky Mountain; Parky Lake; Mystery Creek; Black Lake; Couture Lake; Willowgrouse Lake; Tuwut Lake; Adler Lake; Hoover Lake; Windy Lake; Shelley Lake; Rea Lake; Meighan Lakes; Bob Lake; Caribou Lake; Tsintsunko Lake; Bob Creek; Stuart Lake
Lat/Long WENS-120.5000 -120.2500 51.2500 51.0000
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; organic deposits; alluvial deposits; colluvial deposits; lacustrine deposits; glacial deposits; glaciofluvial deposits; eskers; tills; Cenozoic; Quaternary
ProgramMountain Pine Beetle
Released2010 02 19
AbstractThe Louis Creek (west half) is a rugged upland lying 1200 to 1800 m above sea level. The eastern half of the map area is underlain by Paleozoic volcanic, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. The west is dominated by Mesozoic batholiths and Tertiary plateau lavas. Glacial till blankets most of the area, but till cover is thin on local uplands and bedrock outcrops are prevalent. Drumlins and flutings show that during the last glaciation the dominant ice flow was from the northwest in the western half of the map area. Nevertheless a former ice flow from the north dominates the eastern half of the area. This is part of the southward flow directed by the North Thompson River valley immediately to the east of the map area. Based on till provenance and mapping in adjacent areas, there was a gradual swing in flow direction as the Cordilleran Ice Sheet flowed in from the northeast and deflected south west flowing glaciers originating from the Cariboo Mountains east of the map area. Moraines and the orientation of meltwater channels indicate that deglaciation progressed to the northwest across the map area.

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