Abstract

A sequence of non-metamorphosed, little deformed, fossiliferous, sedimentary rocks, near Keremeos, southern British Columbia, unconformably overlies rocks having a history similar to that of the Vaseaux Formation, the most westerly exposed part of the Shuswap Complex of the southern Okanagan Valley. Fossils from the younger sequence have a late Mississippian – early Pennsylvanian age.This part of the southern Okanagan region has a deformational history that is pre-mid-Carboniferous and likely related to the Caribooan orogeny. This is in contrast to Late Paleozoic rocks at northern Okanagan localities and elsewhere in British Columbia that have under-gone strong deformation of probably Mesozoic age.

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