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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

Saltspring Island Geology adjoining quadrants of NTS 092B/11,12,13&14

BCMEMPR Open File 2009-11

by H.J. Greenwood with M.G. Mihalynuk


View Open File 2009-11 (PDF, 11.6 MB)

View Descriptive Notes (PDF, 2.3 MB)

Download Manifold Map file and KML file (ZIP 4.8 MB)


Open File 2009-11 is a map of Saltspring Island and an accompanying document of descriptions and comments meant to enhance the 1:25,000 scale map.  The accompanying notes contain photographs of key outcrops and representative lithologies, including their UTM grid locations.  These can be keyed to the Open File map. The notes also contain brief summary descriptions of lithologies and structures and a list of pertinent references.


This Open File may find use in land-use planning, water resources, tourist interest, and the place of Saltspring in B.C. geology.


The map and notes have been compiled by Hugh Greenwood, Professor Emeritus, Department of Geological Sciences, The University of British Columbia.

All publications of the BC Geological Survey are available digitally, free of charge, from this website.


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