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Emerald Tungsten Mine, Rossland, Trail Creek Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 49° 6' 25'' North , 117° 13' 41'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 49.10694,-117.22806
GeoHash:G#: c2sxk7ths
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate


Greisen and skarn

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Rocky Mountains, North America

Mountain Range - 2,037 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


19 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: MINFILE No 082FSW010
'Apatite'
Reference: MINFILE No 082FSW010
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: MINFILE No 082FSW010
'Biotite'
Reference: MINFILE No 082FSW010
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Reference: MINFILE No 082FSW010
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: MINFILE No 082FSW010
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: MINFILE No 082FSW010
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: MINFILE No 082FSW010
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: MINFILE No 082FSW010
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: MINFILE No 082FSW010
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: MINFILE No 082FSW010
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: MINFILE No 082FSW010
'K Feldspar'
Reference: MINFILE No 082FSW010
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Description: 2H polytype.
Reference: J. A. Mandarino and R. I. Gait (1970) Molybdenite polytypes in the Royal Ontario Museum. The Canadian Mineralogist 10:723-729; MINFILE No 082FSW010
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: MINFILE No 082FSW010
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: MINFILE No 082FSW010
Powellite
Formula: Ca(MoO4)
Reference: MINFILE No 082FSW010
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: MINFILE No 082FSW010
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: MINFILE No 082FSW010
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: MINFILE No 082FSW010
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: MINFILE No 082FSW010
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: MINFILE No 082FSW010
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: MINFILE No 082FSW010
'commodity:Tungsten'
Formula: W
Reference: From USGS MRDS database
Vesuvianite
Formula: (Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Reference: MINFILE No 082FSW010
'Wolframite'
Formula: (Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Reference: MINFILE No 082FSW010
Wollastonite
Formula: CaSiO3
Reference: MINFILE No 082FSW010

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Bismuth'1.CA.05Bi
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Arsenopyrite'2.EB.20FeAsS
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Molybdenite'2.EA.30MoS2
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Pyrrhotite'2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 3 - Halides
'Fluorite'3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Cassiterite'4.DB.05SnO2
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Ankerite'5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Dolomite'5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Powellite'7.GA.05Ca(MoO4)
'Scheelite'7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
'Diopside'9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
'Muscovite'9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Vesuvianite9.BG.35(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Wollastonite9.DG.05CaSiO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Biotite'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'K Feldspar'-
Tourmaline-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Wolframite-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Bismuth1.3.1.4Bi
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Powellite48.1.2.2Ca(MoO4)
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
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)
Vesuvianite58.2.4.1(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=3
Wollastonite65.2.1.1cCaSiO3
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
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
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Biotite'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'K Feldspar'-
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
B Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
CCarbon
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O CassiteriteSnO2
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O PowelliteCa(MoO4)
O QuartzSiO2
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
O Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
O WollastoniteCaSiO3
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
F Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
NaSodium
Na Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
MgMagnesium
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
AlAluminium
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
SiSilicon
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Si WollastoniteCaSiO3
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca PowelliteCa(MoO4)
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Ca WollastoniteCaSiO3
MnManganese
Mn Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
FeIron
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Fe Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
Mo PowelliteCa(MoO4)
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
W Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthBi

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Cambrian
485.4 - 541 Ma



ID: 3406491
Laib Formation

Age: Cambrian (485.4 - 541 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Laib Formation

Description: Phyllite, argillite, schist, quartzite; includes Reeves (Badshot)

Comments: North America - basinal strata terrane

Lithology: Undivided sedimentary rocks

Reference: Cui, Y., Miller, D., Schiarizza, P., and Diakow, L.J. British Columbia digital geology. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2017-8. [205]

Cambrian
485.4 - 541 Ma



ID: 3192496
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cambrian (485.4 - 541 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Cambrian
485.4 - 541 Ma



ID: 686302
Laib Formation

Age: Cambrian (485.4 - 541 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Laib Formation

Description: Phyllite, argillite, schist, quartzite; includes Reeves (Badshot)

Comments: T. Hoy, B.N. Church, A. Legun, K. Glover, G. Gibson, B. Grant, J.O. Wheeler,K.P.E. Dunne, J. Cunningham, and P.J. Desjardins, 1994, Geological Compilation of the Kootenay Area, OF 1994-8, BCGS

Lithology: Undivided sedimentary rocks

Reference: B.C. Geological Survey. British Columbia Digital Geology. [3]

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