Lahars of the Eocene Newman formation

Virtual Museum ID: 20-S23-07

Specimen Summary

poorly sorted with subangular to rounded clasts of hornblende-biotite-feldspar porphyritic andesite ranging from lesss than 10cm to 1m supported by a recessive matrix of ash and crystal fragments.

Specimen Data


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Collection Details

Original Collection:

Smithers Exploration Group (SEG)

Sub Collection:

Hazelton Road Trip

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Location Information

Sample Origin:

Smithers area, B.C.

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poorly exposed outcrop on the left side of the road 3.4 km from Granisle

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09 (NAD 83)

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Lahars of the Eocene Newman formation

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Advanced Geological Information


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Ar-Ar isotope dating by M.Villeneuve for Newman Volcanics of 53.6-50.6 Ma and Babine intrusions from 53.5-51.8 Ma

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