Virtual Museum ID: 19-DMA18-004

Specimen Summary

basaltic andesite

Locality description: Continuous outcrop along the west side of highway 16 approximately 18 km north of Moricetown. Park at the pullout on the east side of the highway, cross the highway and walk south to the KM300 sign.
Structure: The massive basaltic andesite flows exposed at this locality are believed to dip moderately to the south based on bedding observed at locality DMA18-005
Geological Environment: These massive flows are believed to be proximal to a major volcanic eruptive center that began forming in the Rocher Deboule range in early Cretaceous time. Regionally similar age flows are known to have been erupted in a submarine environment as evidenced by interbedded shallow marine to fluvial-deltaic sedimentary rocks. This suggests an environment where a nascent volcanic arc developed along an ancient shallow water to deltaic coastal plain.
Age constraints: The age of the rocks exposed at this locality is based on their stratigraphic position within know early Cretaceous sedimentary units.
Notes on stratigraphic assignment: Basaltic andesite flows and flow-breccias in the Rocher Deboule Range are mapped as the Rocky Ridge volcanics of the Skeena Group. These volcanics are well exposed on Rocky Ridge which forms the southern limit of the Rocher Deboule Range. The Rocky Ridge volcanics are included as a subdivision of the Skeena Group because they are typically interbedded with Skeena Group marine and fluvial deltaic sedimentary rocks.

Specimen Data


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Collection Details

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Smithers Exploration Group (SEG)

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Morricetown, B.C.

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North of Moricetown Park

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09 (NAD 83)

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Skeena Group - Rocky Ridge Formation

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Lower Cretaceous

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