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Cannon Mine (Railway Dike; Merikay; Calispell Peak), Chewelah, Chewelah District, Stevens Co., Washington, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 48° 24' 8'' North , 117° 31' 15'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 48.40234,-117.52088
GeoHash:G#: c2s7meruj
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dsb : Warm, dry-summer continental climate


Attention: Stop changing the gps coordinates after I edit them correctly! I have been to this mine and know exactly where it is!! (Michael Lambert)
The mine sits in the bend of the road on the left side going into the mountain precisely on the gps coordinates I have given. The first 15 feet in the mine are the best sites on the left and right for finding aquamarine xls. Farther in one can find columbite, radioactives, garnets etc

Regions containing this locality

Rocky Mountains, North America

Mountain Range - 2,039 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Commodity List

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Mineral List


9 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Habit: coatings
Description: Occurs as coatings on pegmatite.
Reference: Cannon, B. (1975) Minerals of Washington. Cordilleran Press, 184 pages, at p.53.
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Habit: up to 6" by 10"
Colour: white, colorless to green
Reference: Cannon, B. (1975) Minerals of Washington. Cordilleran Press, 184 pages, at p.53,58,60.
'commodity:Beryllium'
Formula: Be
Reference:  
Bismutite
Formula: (BiO)2CO3
Reference: Cannon, B. (1975) Minerals of Washington. Cordilleran Press, 184 pages.
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'
Habit: broad striated blades to 3"
Reference: Cannon, B. (1975) Minerals of Washington. Cordilleran Press, 184 pages, at p.53,58,60,76.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Cannon, B. (1975) Minerals of Washington. Cordilleran Press, 184 pages, at p.53,58.
'Gneiss'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Granite'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Granodiorite'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Mica schist'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Cannon, B. (1975) Minerals of Washington. Cordilleran Press, 184 pages.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Cannon, B. (1975) Minerals of Washington. Cordilleran Press, 184 pages, at p.58.
'Pegmatite'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Cannon, B. (1975) Minerals of Washington. Cordilleran Press, 184 pages, at p.53,58,60.
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Cannon, B. (1975) Minerals of Washington. Cordilleran Press, 184 pages, at p.53,58,60.
'Quartzite'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Cannon, B. (1975) Minerals of Washington. Cordilleran Press, 184 pages.
Torbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: Cannon, B. (1975) Minerals of Washington. Cordilleran Press, 184 pages. ; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Bismutite'5.BE.25(BiO)2CO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Autunite'8.EB.05Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Torbernite8.EB.05Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
'Beryl'9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
'Microcline'9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
'Muscovite'9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Schorl'9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Gneiss'-
'Granite'-
'Granodiorite'-
'Mica schist'-
'Pegmatite'-
'Quartzite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Bismutite16a.3.5.1(BiO)2CO3
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Autunite40.2a.1.1Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Torbernite40.2a.13.1Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Schorl61.3.1.10Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(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
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Gneiss'-
'Granite'-
'Granodiorite'-
'Mica schist'-
'Pegmatite'-
Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz
-SiO2
'Quartzite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
BBoron
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
CCarbon
C Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
OOxygen
O AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
O UraniniteUO2
NaSodium
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
AlAluminium
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
SiSilicon
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
PPhosphorus
P AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
P TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
KPotassium
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
FeIron
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
CuCopper
Cu TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
BiBismuth
Bi Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
UUranium
U AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
U TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
U UraniniteUO2

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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Pleistocene
0.0117 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 2987252
Glacial drift, undivided

Age: Pleistocene (0.0117 - 2.588 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Nespelem Silt; Salmon Springs Drift: Wingate Hills Drift; Hayden Creek Drift; Vashon Drift; Sumas Drift

Description: Glacial and glaciofluvial sand, gravel, and till; includes alpine glacier outwash and till as well as some Recent alluvium.

Comments: Nespelem silt (in part); Salmon Springs Stade: Wingate Hills Drift, Hayden Creek Drift; Vashon Drift (in part); Sumas Drift; Primarily located in northeast Washington with some deposits along the Skagit River and near Eatonville. The Hayden Creek and Wingate Hill Drifts are alpine glacial deposits. The drift in northeast Washington was deposited by the Cordilleran Ice Sheet in Late and pre-Late Wisconsin (Stoffel and others, 1991). Most deposits are gravel to fine-grained sand. Finer-grained material (silt and clay) is incidental. Original map source: Raines, Gary L., and Johnson, Bruce R., 1996, Digital representation of the Washington state geologic map; a contribution to the Interior Columbia River basin ecosystem management project, U.S. Geological Survey Open-file report 95-0684, 20 p., plus digi

Lithology: Major:{sand,gravel}, Incidental:{unconsolidated}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

Cretaceous
66 - 145 Ma



ID: 2083523
Priest River Complex, Phillips Lake Granodiorite

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Phillips Lake Granodiorite

Lithology: Major:: {muscovite-biotite granodiorite}; Minor:: {tonalite, monzogranite}

Reference: Zientek, M.L., P.D. Derkey, R.J. Miller, J.D. Causet et al. Spatial Databases for the Geology of the Northern Rocky Mountains - Idaho, Montana, and Washington. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1235 Version 1.0. [25]

Cretaceous
66 - 145 Ma



ID: 1397918
Phillips Lake Granodiorite

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Phillips Lake Granodiorite

Lithology: Two-mica granite

Reference: Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and Earth Resources. Washington Interactive Geologic Map: 1:100,000 scale. Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources. [19]

Mesoproterozoic
1000 - 1600 Ma



ID: 3191662
Mesoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Cannon, B. (1975) Minerals of Washington. Cordilleran Press, 184 pages, at pages: 53,58,60,76.
Valentine, G.M., Huntting, M.T. (1959) Inventory of Washington Minerals, Part I, Nonmetallic Minerals, (Second ed.) Bulletin No. 37, Vol.1, Department of Mines and Geology, Washington.


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