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Silver Bear mine (Terra mines; North mine; Terra Mining and Exploration Company mine), Camsell River area, Northwest Territories, Canada
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Silver Bear mine, Camsell River area, Northwest Territories, Canada

Photo: Leon Hupperichs
Latitude: 65°36'8"N
Longitude: 118°6'48"W
 
 
A silver mine located on a peninsula in the Camsell River about 8 km SE of Great Bear Lake and 405 km NNW of Yellowknife. Ore is hosted in Precambrian proterozoic rocks (Middle Arden formation). From 1970 - 1985 the mine produced 14,457,200 oz silver from 520,500 tons ore. Owned by Terra Mining and Exploration Ltd.

Mineral List

Acanthite
Arsenopyrite
Azurite
Benjaminite (TL)
Bismuth
Bismuthinite
Bismutite
Bornite
Calcite
Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
Cobaltite
Dolomite
Emplectite
Erythrite
Fluorite
Galena
Gersdorffite
Goethite
Gustavite
Hematite
Hydrozincite
'K Feldspar'
Löllingite
Magnetite
Malachite
Marcasite
Matildite
Maucherite
Muscovite
Nickeline
Pavonite
Pearceite
Pentlandite
Polybasite
Pyrargyrite
Pyrite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
Rammelsbergite
Safflorite
Siderite
Silver
Skutterudite
Sphalerite
Stephanite
Stibnite
Tetrahedrite
Uraninite
'Wad'


50 entries listed. 48 valid minerals. 1 type locality (valid mineral).

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References

- Rocks & Min.: 59:224.
D. C. Harris (1973) Mineralogical Investigation of a copper-silver-bismuth ore from Terra Mining and Exploration Limited, Camsell River Area. Mines Branch Investigations Report IR73-27

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