Virtual Museum ID: 19-KM1
Skarn is, rock(s) formed or altered by the interaction of magma, country rock, reactive fluids and heat are known as skarn.
Skarn or tactites are hard, coarse-grained metamorphic rocks that have been chemically altered by metasomatism(the chemical alteration of rock by hydrothermal and other fluids). Commonly forms around the edges of a magma body(or silicate rock) that intrudes into a carbonate layer composed of either dolomite or limestone. It consists mainly of Ca, Mg, Fe and/or Mn silicates which are free from or poor in water.
The information listed below relates to the current holding location or collection that the sample is from, and whether the item is viewable at that location or is part of a private collection. Coordinates are given as guides, and we remind you that collecting specimens from these locations is not allowed. Caution is advised visiting such sites and Below BC assumes no responsibility for any injuries or trespassing charges that may occur as a result of the viewer entering these sites.
Original Collection:Kootenay Star Mining Museum (KM)
Virtual Museum ID:19-KM1
Date Added to VM:2019-06-10
Datum:11 (NAD 83)
Primary Mineral Formula:-
Advanced Geological Information
The following section provides geological data relating to the specimen or the site it was collected from, when available. Information has been obtained from various sources including private and government datasets but may not be up to date. Any geological time periods or ages listed often relate to the primary geology of the area, and may not be the actual date of an event such as mineral formation.