Chalco Creek

Feature type: Creek (1)
Province: British Columbia
Location: Flows S into Holmes River, S of Mount Pauline
Latitude: 53°21’00”
Longitude: 119°56’00”
NTS map: 83E/5
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names

Chalco is from the Greek word for copper. The copper-bearing mineral chalcopyrite (or perhaps chalcocite) appears near the head of this creek.

References:

  • Canadian Permanent Committee on Geographical Names. British Columbia representative: D.F. Pearson, director of surveys and mapping, B.C. Ministry of Environment, Victoria..

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