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Eldorado Mining & Refining Ltd. mines, Beaverlodge Lake area, Saskatchewan, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 59° 33' 43'' North , 108° 27' 23'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 59.56194,-108.45639
GeoHash:G#: cddfu4bmq
Locality type:Group of Mines
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate


Uranium was discovered in 1944 by Eldorado which lead to the mining of three main ore bodies from three shafts: The Verna, Ace, and Fay. The Verna orebody extended into property owned by Radiore Uranium Mines Limited and was mined in 1954 under a lease arrangement and in 1960 they purchased the property outright. The Ace deposit was the first to be developed in 1949. The Fay deposit in 1953 and the Verna in 1954.
The orebodies are distributed along the St.Louis Fault a NE striking fault that dips East from 50-70 degrees. There are three distinct types of ore: a breccia ore found in the footwall of the fault consisting of brecciated hematitic feldspar rock whose interstices are filled with pitchblende, quartz, calcite and chlorite; A vein type found in the footwall wall between 100 and 300 feet from the fault. This ore consists of pitchblende with minor calcite in branching sets of tension fractures in highly feldspathized argillites; and the "Verna type" found in the hanging wall of the fault which contains fracture fillings of pitchblende up to 3 inches wide.

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Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Dieng, S., Kyser, K., & Godin, L. (2015). Genesis of multifarious uranium mineralization in the Beaverlodge area, northern Saskatchewan, Canada. Economic Geology, 110(1), 209-240.
'Amphibolite'
'Argillite'
Reference: Dieng, S., Kyser, K., & Godin, L. (2015). Genesis of multifarious uranium mineralization in the Beaverlodge area, northern Saskatchewan, Canada. Economic Geology, 110(1), 209-240.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: USGS Open File Report 81-1666; Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 1972, 9(11): 1368-1381; Dieng, S., Kyser, K., & Godin, L. (2015). Genesis of multifarious uranium mineralization in the Beaverlodge area, northern Saskatchewan, Canada. Economic Geology, 110(1), 209-240.
Brannerite
Formula: (U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 20, pp.271-279 (1982); Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 1972, 9(11): 1368-1381; Dieng, S., Kyser, K., & Godin, L. (2015). Genesis of multifarious uranium mineralization in the Beaverlodge area, northern Saskatchewan, Canada. Economic Geology, 110(1), 209-240.
'Breccia'
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Can.Rockhound v.3 no.1; USGS Open File Report 81-1666; Dieng, S., Kyser, K., & Godin, L. (2015). Genesis of multifarious uranium mineralization in the Beaverlodge area, northern Saskatchewan, Canada. Economic Geology, 110(1), 209-240.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Robinson, et al (1957) American Mineralogist: 42: 619-628.; USGS Open File Report 81-1666; Dieng, S., Kyser, K., & Godin, L. (2015). Genesis of multifarious uranium mineralization in the Beaverlodge area, northern Saskatchewan, Canada. Economic Geology, 110(1), 209-240.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 20, pp.271-279 (1982); Dieng, S., Kyser, K., & Godin, L. (2015). Genesis of multifarious uranium mineralization in the Beaverlodge area, northern Saskatchewan, Canada. Economic Geology, 110(1), 209-240.
Clausthalite
Formula: PbSe
Reference: USGS Open File Report 81-1666; Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 1972, 9(11): 1368-1381; Dieng, S., Kyser, K., & Godin, L. (2015). Genesis of multifarious uranium mineralization in the Beaverlodge area, northern Saskatchewan, Canada. Economic Geology, 110(1), 209-240.
Coffinite
Formula: U(SiO4) · nH2O
Reference: Dieng, S., Kyser, K., & Godin, L. (2015). Genesis of multifarious uranium mineralization in the Beaverlodge area, northern Saskatchewan, Canada. Economic Geology, 110(1), 209-240.
'Conglomerate'
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Dieng, S., Kyser, K., & Godin, L. (2015). Genesis of multifarious uranium mineralization in the Beaverlodge area, northern Saskatchewan, Canada. Economic Geology, 110(1), 209-240.
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: Dieng, S., Kyser, K., & Godin, L. (2015). Genesis of multifarious uranium mineralization in the Beaverlodge area, northern Saskatchewan, Canada. Economic Geology, 110(1), 209-240.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Can.Rockhound v.3 no.1; Robinson, et al (1957) American Mineralogist: 42: 619-628.; USGS Open File Report 81-1666
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Dieng, S., Kyser, K., & Godin, L. (2015). Genesis of multifarious uranium mineralization in the Beaverlodge area, northern Saskatchewan, Canada. Economic Geology, 110(1), 209-240.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Robinson, et al (1957) American Mineralogist: 42: 619-628.; USGS Open File Report 81-1666; Dieng, S., Kyser, K., & Godin, L. (2015). Genesis of multifarious uranium mineralization in the Beaverlodge area, northern Saskatchewan, Canada. Economic Geology, 110(1), 209-240.
'Granite'
Reference: Dieng, S., Kyser, K., & Godin, L. (2015). Genesis of multifarious uranium mineralization in the Beaverlodge area, northern Saskatchewan, Canada. Economic Geology, 110(1), 209-240.
'Gummite'
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Robinson, et al (1957) American Mineralogist: 42: 619-628.; USGS Open File Report 81-1666; Dieng, S., Kyser, K., & Godin, L. (2015). Genesis of multifarious uranium mineralization in the Beaverlodge area, northern Saskatchewan, Canada. Economic Geology, 110(1), 209-240.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Robinson, et al (1957) American Mineralogist: 42: 619-628.
Kasolite
Formula: Pb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
'Leucogranite'
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Nolanite (TL)
Formula: (V3+,Fe3+,Fe2+,Ti)10O14(OH)2
Reference: ROBINSON, S.C., EVANS, H.T., JR., SCHALLER, W.T. & FAHEY, J.J. (1957) Nolanite, a new iron-vanadium mineral from Beaverlodge, Saskatchewan. American Mineralogist, 42, 619-628. ; Dieng, S., Kyser, K., & Godin, L. (2015). Genesis of multifarious uranium mineralization in the Beaverlodge area, northern Saskatchewan, Canada. Economic Geology, 110(1), 209-240.
'Paragneiss'
Reference: Dieng, S., Kyser, K., & Godin, L. (2015). Genesis of multifarious uranium mineralization in the Beaverlodge area, northern Saskatchewan, Canada. Economic Geology, 110(1), 209-240.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Robinson, et al (1957) American Mineralogist: 42: 619-628.; USGS Open File Report 81-1666; Dieng, S., Kyser, K., & Godin, L. (2015). Genesis of multifarious uranium mineralization in the Beaverlodge area, northern Saskatchewan, Canada. Economic Geology, 110(1), 209-240.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Robinson, et al (1957) American Mineralogist: 42: 619-628.; USGS Open File Report 81-1666; Dieng, S., Kyser, K., & Godin, L. (2015). Genesis of multifarious uranium mineralization in the Beaverlodge area, northern Saskatchewan, Canada. Economic Geology, 110(1), 209-240.
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
'Quartzite'
Rutherfordine
Formula: (UO2)CO3
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
'Sandstone'
'Schist'
'Siltstone'
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Dieng, S., Kyser, K., & Godin, L. (2015). Genesis of multifarious uranium mineralization in the Beaverlodge area, northern Saskatchewan, Canada. Economic Geology, 110(1), 209-240.
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: Can.Rockhound v.3 no.1; USGS Open File Report 81-1666
Uraninite var: Pitchblende
Formula: UO2
Reference: Can.Rockhound v.3 no.1; USGS Open File Report 81-1666; Dieng, S., Kyser, K., & Godin, L. (2015). Genesis of multifarious uranium mineralization in the Beaverlodge area, northern Saskatchewan, Canada. Economic Geology, 110(1), 209-240.
Uranophane
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Clausthalite2.CD.10PbSe
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Digenite2.BA.10Cu9S5
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Brannerite4.DH.05(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Nolanite (TL)4.CB.40(V3+,Fe3+,Fe2+,Ti)10O14(OH)2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
var: Pitchblende4.DL.05UO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Rutherfordine5.EB.05(UO2)CO3
Group 9 - Silicates
'Albite'9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Coffinite9.AD.30U(SiO4) · nH2O
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Kasolite9.AK.15Pb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Uranophane9.AK.15Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Amphibolite-
Argillite-
Breccia-
Chlorite Group-
Conglomerate-
Granite-
Gummite-
Leucogranite-
Paragneiss-
Quartzite-
Sandstone-
Schist-
Siltstone-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Clausthalite2.8.1.2PbSe
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Miscellaneous
Nolanite (TL)4.6.7.1(V3+,Fe3+,Fe2+,Ti)10O14(OH)2
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
AB2O6
Brannerite8.3.4.1(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Rutherfordine14.1.4.1(UO2)CO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Coffinite51.5.2.4U(SiO4) · nH2O
Group 53 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions or Complex Cations
Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions of Complex Cations with (UO2)
Kasolite53.3.1.1Pb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
Uranophane53.3.1.2Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Amphibolite'-
'Argillite'-
'Breccia'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Conglomerate'-
'Granite'-
'Gummite'-
'Leucogranite'-
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Paragneiss'-
Quartz
var: Amethyst
-SiO2
'Quartzite'-
'Sandstone'-
'Schist'-
'Siltstone'-
Uraninite
var: Pitchblende
-UO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Brannerite(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
H CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H KasolitePb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Nolanite(V3+,Fe3+,Fe2+,Ti)10O14(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C Rutherfordine(UO2)CO3
OOxygen
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O Brannerite(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
O CalciteCaCO3
O CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O KasolitePb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Nolanite(V3+,Fe3+,Fe2+,Ti)10O14(OH)2
O Uraninite (var: Pitchblende)UO2
O QuartzSiO2
O Rutherfordine(UO2)CO3
O RutileTiO2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O UraniniteUO2
O UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si KasolitePb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
SSulfur
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CovelliteCuS
S DigeniteCu9S5
S GalenaPbS
S MarcasiteFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Brannerite(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
TiTitanium
Ti Brannerite(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti Nolanite(V3+,Fe3+,Fe2+,Ti)10O14(OH)2
Ti RutileTiO2
VVanadium
V Nolanite(V3+,Fe3+,Fe2+,Ti)10O14(OH)2
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe Brannerite(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe Nolanite(V3+,Fe3+,Fe2+,Ti)10O14(OH)2
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
SeSelenium
Se ClausthalitePbSe
NbNiobium
Nb Brannerite(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
PbLead
Pb ClausthalitePbSe
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb KasolitePb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
ThThorium
Th Brannerite(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
UUranium
U Brannerite(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
U CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
U KasolitePb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
U Uraninite (var: Pitchblende)UO2
U Rutherfordine(UO2)CO3
U UraniniteUO2
U UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O

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ROBINSON, S.C., EVANS, H.T., JR., SCHALLER, W.T. & FAHEY, J.J. (1957) Nolanite, a new iron-vanadium mineral from Beaverlodge, Saskatchewan. American Mineralogist, 42, 619-628.
Griffith,J.W. 1967. The Uranium Industry - It’s History, Technology and Prospects, Mineral Report 12, Mineral Resource Division, Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, Ottawa, Canada p.255-267
Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 1972, 9(11): 1368-1381

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