BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Garnet Peak
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
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: N of Azure Lake in Wells Gray Provincial Park, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 52°26'33''N, 120°11'46''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.: 93A/8
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 14 July 1975 on 93A/8.
Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.
Named by climber Hugh Neave because of the numerous small garnets in the rock formations near the summit. Also Garnet Glacier (draining north into Goat Creek) and Garnet Creek (in the adjacent watershed - draining south into Azure Lake.)
Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.