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Eagle Heights

Eagle Heights

Eagle Heights is an elevated area located south of Koksilah Ridge on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. It is centered at 48o40' N, 123o46' W. Its summit lies about 836 meters (2,743 feet) above sea level. Populated areas where it is visible include North Saanich, Sidney, and Shawnigan Lake.

Its bedrock lithology is dominated by Upper Triassic-era basalt at and around the summit. This formation is bordered on the west by Jurassic-era volcanics which are more felsic in most cases. To the north, east and south is a complex of Pennsylvanian-era argillite, chert, diabase and greywacke. A band of limestone lies within this complex on the southeast side between 550 and 610 meters (1,804 - 2,001 feet).

Reference

Muller, J.E. (1980). Geology Victoria Map 1553A. Ottawa: Geological Survey of Canada.



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