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Carolin Mine (Ladner Creek Mine), Hope, New Westminster Mining Division, British Columbia, Canadai
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
49° 30' 31'' North , 121° 17' 20'' West
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Yale186 (2011)11.8km
Hope4,598 (2016)17.8km
Agassiz4,738 (2011)46.3km


Located 18 kilometers NE of Hope, British Columbia, Canada and accessible by way of the Carolin Mines exit from the Coquihalla highway and then from a 6 kilometer long dirt-gravel road.

The mine itself is located along the Coquihalla Gold Belt, which also hosted the Emancipation, Aurum, Pipestem and Ward properties. The mine produced 45,000 ounces of gold from 900,000 tons of ore between the years of 1982 and 1984 (Century).

G.E. Ray discusses the local geology in detail in the reference below, but, in essence, the Hozameen fault is associated with local greenstones—the Coquihalla serpentinites. The form of epigenetic mesothermal gold-bearing mineralization at the Carolyn Mine is of the “sulphide-rich albite-quartz-carbonate-gold [type of] mineralization within folded sedimentary rocks in the basal portion of the Ladner Group” (Ray).

Roads that spur off from the road to the mine, and other quarries and spurs off from the main higway in the general vicinity of the mine have some interest, or potential, for mineral collecting. The species noted to be present in the vicinity, not the mine per se, which was posted off limits during a site visit (ROM), include clinozoisite, chrysotile variety asbestos, talc, pyrite, and an undetermined member of the feldspar group that sometimes occurs in gemmy colorless crystals of up to 3 cm in size.

References:

Century Mining Corporation. “Exploration British Columbia: Carolin Mine.” 2005. 3 Sept. 2006. http://www.centurymining.com/bc.php.

Government of British Columbia, Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum. “MINFILE Record Summary 092HNW007.” 2006. 3 Sept. 2006. http://www.em.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geolsurv/minfile/App/Summary.aspx?minfilno=092HNW007

Ray, Gerald E. “Bulletin 79: The Geology and Mineralization of the Coquihalla Gold Belt and Hozameen Fault System, Southwestern British Columbia.” 1990. Government of British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources. 3 Sept. 2006. http://www.em.gov.bc.ca/mining/Geolsurv/Publications/Bulletins/Bull79/toc.htm.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


10 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Ray, Gerald E. “Bulletin 79: The Geology and Mineralization of the Coquihalla Gold Belt and Hozameen Fault System, Southwestern British Columbia.” 1990. Government of British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources. 3 Sept. 2006.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Ray, Gerald E. “Bulletin 79: The Geology and Mineralization of the Coquihalla Gold Belt and Hozameen Fault System, Southwestern British Columbia.” 1990. Government of British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources. 3 Sept. 2006.
'Bitumen'
Reference: Ray, Gerald E. “Bulletin 79: The Geology and Mineralization of the Coquihalla Gold Belt and Hozameen Fault System, Southwestern British Columbia.” 1990. Government of British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources. 3 Sept. 2006.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Ray, Gerald E. “Bulletin 79: The Geology and Mineralization of the Coquihalla Gold Belt and Hozameen Fault System, Southwestern British Columbia.” 1990. Government of British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources. 3 Sept. 2006.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Ray, Gerald E. “Bulletin 79: The Geology and Mineralization of the Coquihalla Gold Belt and Hozameen Fault System, Southwestern British Columbia.” 1990. Government of British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources. 3 Sept. 2006.
Clinozoisite
Formula: {Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Ray, Gerald E. “Bulletin 79: The Geology and Mineralization of the Coquihalla Gold Belt and Hozameen Fault System, Southwestern British Columbia.” 1990. Government of British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources. 3 Sept. 2006.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Ray, Gerald E. “Bulletin 79: The Geology and Mineralization of the Coquihalla Gold Belt and Hozameen Fault System, Southwestern British Columbia.” 1990. Government of British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources. 3 Sept. 2006.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Ray, Gerald E. “Bulletin 79: The Geology and Mineralization of the Coquihalla Gold Belt and Hozameen Fault System, Southwestern British Columbia.” 1990. Government of British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources. 3 Sept. 2006.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Ray, Gerald E. “Bulletin 79: The Geology and Mineralization of the Coquihalla Gold Belt and Hozameen Fault System, Southwestern British Columbia.” 1990. Government of British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources. 3 Sept. 2006.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Ray, Gerald E. “Bulletin 79: The Geology and Mineralization of the Coquihalla Gold Belt and Hozameen Fault System, Southwestern British Columbia.” 1990. Government of British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources. 3 Sept. 2006.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Ray, Gerald E. “Bulletin 79: The Geology and Mineralization of the Coquihalla Gold Belt and Hozameen Fault System, Southwestern British Columbia.” 1990. Government of British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources. 3 Sept. 2006.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Ray, Gerald E. “Bulletin 79: The Geology and Mineralization of the Coquihalla Gold Belt and Hozameen Fault System, Southwestern British Columbia.” 1990. Government of British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources. 3 Sept. 2006.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Clinozoisite9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Bitumen'-
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
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)
Clinozoisite58.2.1a.4{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
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, Mixtures, etc.
'Bitumen'-
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S SphaleriteZnS
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
CaCalcium
Ca Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
CuCopper
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
AuGold
Au GoldAu

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