Lapili tuff & volcanic breccia
Virtual Museum ID: 20-S23-34
These deposits were formed when airborne debris from nearby volcanic eruptions was deposited over a wide area. The red and maroon colours indicate a subaerial rather than a submarine environment.
These rocks are believed to be mainly early Jurassic in age deposited during the Sinemurian time period. Further east in McKendrick Pass and Saturday Lake areas a thick polymictic basal conglomerate separates these rocks from older late Triassic volcanic rocks of the Takla Group.
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Original Collection:Smithers Exploration Group (SEG)
Sub Collection:Hazelton Road Trip
Virtual Museum ID:20-S23-34
Date Added to VM:2020-07-24
Sample Origin:Smithers area, B.C.
Specific Site:Outcrop on the Granisle connector rd at 2km's
Datum:09 (NAD 83)
Primary Features:Lapili tuff & volcanic breccia
Primary Mineral Formula:
Advanced Geological Information
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Geological Formation:lJHTlt - Hazelton Group - Telkwa Formation - Lower Unit
Geological Period:Lower Jurassic
Stratigraphic Age:174.1 to 201.3 Million Years