Thursday, April 11, 2013

Germanium, not Geranium; Lithium and Epidolite, only on horseback you say

Modern Day Geologists in British Columbia may be able to cover a lot of ground via Helicopters, but when it comes to finding, what was first found 1860 - 1912, when the only means of transportation was on foot, or by horseback, why not go back and try it again... using Guide Operations.   Guide Operations may not be financially beneficial, but what about the possible spin-offs of staking claims.

 Germanium not Geranium


Select Bibliography:
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Germanium and Other Trace Elements in Some Western Canadian Coals, John A. Fortescue, The American Mineralogist, Vol. 39, 1954, pp. 510-519

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Germanium and Other Trace Elements British Columbia Coals

Wikipedia on Germanium


Canadian Deposits of Lithium

In British Columbia there is only one recorded occurrence of a lithium-bearing mineral;  i.e. (epidote),  lepidolite in quartz and calcite about 10 miles northeast of  Illecillewaet Station (Glacier National Park) on the Canadian   Pacific Railway main line in the Selkirk Mountains  (~  Geological Survey  of Canada Ann. Rept.  New Series  Vol. VI, p. 29R, 1893).

Few complex pegmatites have been reported in British Columbia but they undoubtedly  occur. Areas  rich in pegmatites,  most of  which  are probably  simple unzoned  ones  include  the  Horse Ranch Range

  Cassiar;  Wolverine RangeOmineca; Big Bend and Bugaboo areas of Selkirk Mountains,  and others



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