Geotour of the Smithers-Babine Lake-Hazelton area

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Geotour of the Smithers-Babine Lake-Hazelton area

This geotour guide is intended for the use of geologists or other geoscience professionals interested in learning about the geology of the Smithers-Babine Lake-Hazelton area of west central British Columbia. This self-guided geotour examines the older component of Stikine Terrane in the region including the Upper Permian limestone to Upper Triassic island arc volcanic assemblages near Granisle on Babine Lake. In the Smithers and Hazelton areas the focus is on Jurassic, Cretaceous and Eocene overlap assemblages and post accretion structures related to crustal thickening and thinning events.

Contact the Smithers Exploration Group to view hand samples from the outcrops if you aren’t able to do the entire tour but would like to see the rocks.

Please follow recommendations for local travel during COVID-19. Watch for hazards including wildlife and traffic. Follow calling protocol on Forest Service Roads where required.

Please download the pdf (1.6mb) for full details.

There is also a new website for geo tours. https://bbcga.com/hazeltonarcgeotour_main/

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