Geological Survey Branch

BULLETIN 93
Map 1

GEOLOGY OF THE LUNAR CREEK ALASKAN-TYPE COMPLEX
NTS 94E/13,14

HBM

HBM

HBM

Geology by G.T. Nixon, J.L Hammack W.P.E. Paterson and C. Nuttall
Scale 1:20 000

TJ Ta TJ Ta HGD HGDb

LEGEND
INTRUSIVE ROCKS LATE TRIASSIC TO EARLY JURASSIC GUICHON SUITE GRANITOIDS HBM Hornblende-biotite quartz monzonite, monzonite and monzodiorite

TJ Ta HGD HGD Um OPx Um HGD OPx HPx ImU cmUb OPx OPx CPx DP A HGD HGD CPx OPx OPx cmUa CPx HGDb cmUb OPx cmUa cmUa HBM cmUa cmU Dua HGD DPA HGD HM HGD HGD HPx TJ Tb TJ Tb cmUb Dua CPx Du cmUb OPx cmUb HGDb OPx OPx TJ T Dub CPx HPx HGD HBM HGD OPx cmUb OPx HBM HPx HBM HGD HPx TJ Tb HBM

ImU

Fp HBM HM

Feldspar porphyry

STIKINE SUITE(?) GRANITOID Hornblende monzodiorite-foilated

OPx cmUa HGDb

LUNAR CREEK COMPLEX MID-TRIASSIC Dark to pale grey, medium to coarse grained, predominantly hornblende HGD diorite or gabbro with subordinate clinopyroxene-hornblende gabbro or diorite, minor clinopyroxene leucogabbro and hornblende-feldspar-quartz pegmatite; HGDa pale grey, medium grained biotite-hornblende quartz diorite/monzonite; HGDb well-foliated diorite or gabbro similar to unit HGD but older than units HGD and HGDa

Um

Undifferentiated medium to coarse grained, thickly layered hornblende diorite or gabbro, hornblende clinopyroxenite, clinopyroxenite, hornblendeolivine clinopyroxenite and olivine clinopyroxenite Dark greenish grey, medium to coarse grained hornblende clinopyroxenite, locally feldspathic Dark to medium greenish grey, medium to coarse grained clinopyroxenite, locally feldspathic Dark to medium greenish grey, medium to coarse grained, olivine clinopyroxenite with subordinate clinopyroxenite Layered mixed units: thinly to thickly stratified, medium to coarse grained dunite/olivine wehrlite and olivine clinopyroxenite/clinopyroxenite; ImUa: replacement dunite/wehrlite locally crosscutting the layering Chaotic mixed units: dark to medium greenish grey and buff weathering mottled outcrops comprising irregular blocks and schlieren of medium grained dunite/olivine wehrlite and olivine clinopyroxenite/clinopyroxenite; cmUa: dunite to wehrlite-rich domains; cmUb: clinopyroxenite-rich domains Pale buff weathering, medium grained, weakly serpentinized dunite cut by abundant olivine clinopyroxenite and clinopyroxenite dikes; Dua: contains minor chromitite schlieren;Dub: contains minor olivine wehrlite STRATIFIED ROCKS

HPx CPx OPx ImU

cmU

Du

CPx

MIDDLE TRIASSIC TO LOWER JURASSIC TAKLA GROUP Middle greenischist to lowermost amphibolite grade volcanic, volcaniclastic, TJ T and sedimentary rocks: TJ Ta dark grey to greenish grey augite and plagioclase-phyric actinolitic schists, and amphibole-biotite wacke or tuff; TJ Tb dark grey to black well-foliated amphibolite DEVONIAN TO LOWER PERMIAN ASITKA GROUP (Basement of Stikine Terrane) Greenschist grade volcanic, volcaniclastic, and sedimentary rocks; brownish DPA grey weathering, thinly bedded sandy limestone, medium grey chert, dark grey-green quartz-actionlite schist, hornblende-plagioclase porphyry, actinolitic and saussuritized lithic wacke and/or feldspathic tuff

HGD HPx

OPx OPx Du

SYMBOLS
Geological boundary (defined or approximate, inferred or assumed).............................. High-angle fault or shear zone (defined or approximate, inferred or assumed)............. Bedding attitude (tops unknown, inclined, vertical).................................................................... Magmatic layering................................................................................................................................ Limit of extensive outcrop................................................................................................ Schistosity or foliation attitude (inclined, vertical)...................................................................... Mineral lineation...................................................................................................................................... Dike attitude (inclined, vertical)................................................................................................ Dike: We-wehrlite; Cp-clinopyroxenite; Mz-hornblende-biotite monzonite/monzodiorite: Fp-feldspar porphyry; Md-hornblende microdiorite; Qf-quartz-feldspar leucogranite; Lm-leuco-monzodiorite; Lg-leucodiorite/leucogabbro (Qf, Lm and Lg may be differentiates of the gabbroic rocks; Mz is probably related to HBM; and Fp and Md are of dubious affinity) Strike and dip of quartz vein.................................................................................................................. Chromitite localities......................................................................................................................................... Geochemical assay site (see report for details)........................................................................................ Field station..................................................................................................................................................... U-Pb isotopic date (zircon) ± 2 error............................................................................................. Contours (every 20m)...............................................................................................................
237±2Ma

HGDa HGDa DPA HGDb

HGD HGDb

Lunar Complex

OL
Dunite

H TC KU

LOCATION MAP
Harzburgite

O T UL FA

Olivine Wehrlite

Lherzolite Olivine Orthopyroxenite

Wehrlite

HGD

Olivine Websterite

Olivine Clinopyroxenite

Smithers

OPX
Orthopyroxenite
Prince George

Websterite

CPX
Clinopyroxenite

N

CLASSIFICATION OF ULTRAMAFIC ROCKS

DP A

Note: The geology was mapped and fitted to a 1:50 000 NTS (NAD 27) digitized topographic base.