Virtual Museum ID: 19-DMA18-005

Specimen Summary

volcanic conglomerate

Locality description: Continuous outcrop along the west side of highway 16 approximately 19.5 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: bedding at this locality indicates a moderate dip to the south to southwest.
Geological Environment: the interbedded poorly sorted, polymictic conglomerates, sandstones and siltstones exposed at this locality are typical of the fluvial deltaic sediments that make up the bulk of the early Cretaceous Skeena Group in the Rocher Deboule Range (Red Rose formation of Sutherland-Brown). At this locality the conglomerate unit contains angular clasts of white flow-banded rhyolite. Flow banded rhyolite domes occur regionally within the Rocky Ridge volcanics of the Skeena Group and have yielded U-Pb dates of 103-104Ma. The angular nature of the rhyolite clasts at this locality suggests a neaby source.
Age constraints: The Skeena Group sedimentary units are assigned an early Cretaceous Albian age (113-100 Ma) based on rare fossil occurrences and limited isotopic age dating (references).
Notes on stratigraphic assignment: Rocks exposed at this locality are typical of the early Cretaceous Skeena Group and are assigned to this unit.

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

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Lower Cretaceous

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