Quadra Island occurs at the boundary between volcanic rocks of the Wrangellia Terrane (Karmutsen Formation) and the intrusive rocks of the Coast Plutonic Complex. Research has focused on investigating igneous and metamorphic processes at this intrusive contact.

Digital collection includes whole rock major oxide and trace element geochemistry, field photos, and VIU publications.

Where noted, materials are available for use with attribution under a CC-BY-4.0 license.

For more information please contact Sandra Johnstone, VIU Earth Science Department (sandra.johnstone@viu.ca)

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  • Open Bay 4 

    Johnstone, Sandra (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
  • Open Bay 2 

    Johnstone, Sandra (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
  • Open Bay 1 

    Johnstone, Sandra (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
  • Open Bay rock sample geochemistry 

    Johnstone, Sandra (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
  • Open Bay 3 

    Johnstone, Sandra (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
  • Open Bay 6 

    Johnstone, Sandra (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
  • Open Bay 5 

    Johnstone, Sandra (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
  • Contact metamorphism of limestone at Open Bay, Quadra Island 

    Ng-Cornish, Jenica; Lokken, Knut; Hamre, Tennes; Temos, Nicholas; Stearn, Michael (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018-04-12)
    On the east coast of Quadra Island, B.C. exposes metasedimentary country rock of Quatsino and/or Parsons Bay Formations intruded by the magmatic front of the Coast Plutonic Complex (CPC). The research conducted in this ...
  • Petrogenesis of deformed intrusive pods in the Quatsino formation, Open Bay, Quadra Island, British Columbia 

    Johnstone, Sandra (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2014)
    A research poster presented at Geological Society of America Annual Meeting 2014 in Vancouver, BC.