BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Fissile Peak
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Feature Types.
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Peak (2) - Summit of a mountain or hill, or the mountain or hill itself
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: E side of Cheakamus Lake, SE of Whistler in Garibaldi Provincial Park, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°01'07''N, 122°50'55''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92J/2
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 27 August 1965 on 92J, as submitted in December 1964 by the Fitzsimmons Names Committee (UBC's Varsity Outdoors Club; Karl Ricker, Neal Carter et al), file P.1.65, p.9.
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Descriptive: this mountain is made up of red slate which can be readily split into thin plates or slabs of uniform thickness; this property is known as "fissility" in geological terminology. (1964 explanation from Fitzsimmons Naming Committee)
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This summit to the west of Overlord Mtn is identified as "Red Mt - 7700 ft." on a sketch by Neal M.Carter entitled "Mountains around head of Fitzsimmons Valley from above the Cabin, Sept. 17, 1923 on the way to Whistler." (October 2011 advice from Whistler Museum & Archives, accession # WMA_P88_028 CARTER.tif)
Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.