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Belcher Mine (Blue Bell-Belcher Mine), Lambert Creek, Cooke Mountain, Belcher District, Ferry Co., Washington, USAi
Regional Level Types
Belcher Mine (Blue Bell-Belcher Mine)Mine
Lambert CreekCreek
Cooke MountainMountain
Belcher DistrictMining District
Ferry Co.County
WashingtonState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 48° 43' 20'' North , 118° 32' 24'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 48.72250,-118.54028
GeoHash:G#: c2etnt9t5
Owned/operated by:Adamera Minerals
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Republic1,072 (2017)16.7km
Curlew118 (2011)18.6km
Orient115 (2011)29.4km
Marcus184 (2017)35.2km
Grand Forks4,208 (2008)35.4km


Ref: Inventory of Washington Minerals, Part II, Metallic Minerals, Vol. 1; M. Huntting, 1956; Minerals of Washington, B. Cannon, 1975; Metal Mines of Washington-Preliminary Report; R. Derkey, N. Joseph, R. Lasmanis, 1990

Northwest 1/4 section 8, T37N-R34E

A Fe,Cu,Au mine

This mine is located on Lambert Creek in the Belcher District.

It worked 2 or 3 irregular replacement bodies in a contact-metamorphic series of limestone and shales cut by monazite dikes.

Developments include 3 adits and a shaft aggregating about 4,000'

This mine had considerable production in 1909-1911, and 1913-1917.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range

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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


7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: ``Inventory of Washington Minerals, Part II, Metallic Minerals, Vol. 1; M. Huntting, 1956; Minerals of Washington, B. Cannon, 1975
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: ``Inventory of Washington Minerals, Part II, Metallic Minerals, Vol. 1; M. Huntting, 1956; Minerals of Washington, B. Cannon, 1975
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: `Inventory of Washington Minerals, Part II, Metallic Minerals, Vol. 1; M. Huntting, 1956; Metal Mines of Washington-Preliminary Report; R. Derkey, N. Joseph, R. Lasmanis, 1990
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: ``Inventory of Washington Minerals, Part II, Metallic Minerals, Vol. 1; M. Huntting, 1956; Minerals of Washington, B. Cannon, 1975
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: ``Inventory of Washington Minerals, Part II, Metallic Minerals, Vol. 1; M. Huntting, 1956; Minerals of Washington, B. Cannon, 1975
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: `Inventory of Washington Minerals, Part II, Metallic Minerals, Vol. 1; M. Huntting, 1956; Metal Mines of Washington-Preliminary Report; R. Derkey, N. Joseph, R. Lasmanis, 1990
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: ``Inventory of Washington Minerals, Part II, Metallic Minerals, Vol. 1; M. Huntting, 1956; Minerals of Washington, B. Cannon, 1975
Vesuvianite
Formula: (Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Reference: Minerals of Washington, B. Cannon, 1975

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - Silicates
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
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
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

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
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)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Vesuvianite58.2.4.1(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
BBoron
B Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
OOxygen
O Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
FFluorine
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 Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
CaCalcium
Ca Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
FeIron
Fe Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2

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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Paleogene
23.03 - 66 Ma



ID: 3186368
Cenozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Paleogene (23.03 - 66 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous 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]

Permian - Triassic
251.902 Ma



ID: 1396938

Age: Early Triassic (251.902 Ma)

Lithology: Metasedimentary and metavolcanic rocks, undivided

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]

Cisuralian - Devonian
272.95 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 3020849
Permian rocks

Age: Paleozoic (272.95 - 419.2 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Orcas Chert; Mount Roberts Formation

Description: Conglomerate, graywacke, siltstone, argillite and interbedded fossiliferous limestone, greenstone, and minor angular conglomerate in northwestern Stevens and Ferry Counties. Impure quartzite, sandstone, graywacke, greenstone, ribbon chert, chert breccia, and limestone in Snohomish County and on San Juan Island. Lower Permian limestone on Black Mountain in northwestern Whatcom County. Middle Permian rocks in northeastern Washington.

Comments: Mission argillite; Orcas group (in part); Rossland volcanic group (in part); Mt. Roberts Formation; Stoffel and others, 1991, report that while the term "Mission argillite" was once widely used, it has since been abandoned. Many workers report that these rocks are at least partly metamorphosed.

Lithology: Major:{metasedimentary}, Minor:{greenstone,quartzite,chert}, Incidental:{siltstone, metavolcanic, argillite, limestone, graywacke, conglomerate, slate, volcanic, marble, diorite}

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]

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