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Highland Bell Mine, Beaverdell, Greenwood Mining Division, British Columbia, Canadai
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Highland Bell MineMine
Beaverdell- not defined -
Greenwood Mining DivisionDivision
British ColumbiaProvince
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 49° 26' 6'' North , 119° 3' 18'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 49.43500,-119.05500
GeoHash:G#: c2g34z6g9
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate


A silver mine located on the west slope of Wallace Mountain, 1 mile east of Beaverdell. Started 1930 as a consolidation of the Highland Lass Mine and the Bell Mine.

Regions containing this locality

North America Plate

Plate - 4,949 mineral species & varietal names listed

Rocky Mountains, North America

Mountain Range - 2,070 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

25 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Lapis 1995; Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.239
Argentopyrite
Formula: AgFe2S3
Reference: Robert O. Meyer collection, from Ty Balacko.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: [MinRec 1989]
Beudantite
Formula: PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Mineralogical Record 1989
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: [MinRec 1989]
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: [MinRec 1989]
Dyscrasite
Formula: Ag3Sb
Reference: [MinRec 1989]
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: [MinRec 1989]
Freibergite
Formula: Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Reference: [MinRec 1989]
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: [MinRec 1989]
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: [MinRec 1989]
Harmotome
Formula: (Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.239
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: [MinRec 1989]
Laumontite
Formula: CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.239, 281
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: [MinRec 1989]
Polybasite
Formula: [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Reference: [MinRec 1989]
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: [MinRec 1989]
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: MinRec 1989; Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.239
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: MinRec 1989; Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.239
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: [MinRec 1989]
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: MinRec 1989; Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.239
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: Robert O. Meyer collection, from Ty Balacko. ID from EDS and morphology.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: [MinRec 1989]
Stephanite
Formula: Ag5SbS4
Reference: [MinRec 1989]
Sternbergite
Formula: AgFe2S3
Reference: [MinRec 1989]

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Gold'1.AA.05Au
'Silver'1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Acanthite'2.BA.35Ag2S
'Argentopyrite'2.CB.65AgFe2S3
'Arsenopyrite'2.EB.20FeAsS
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Dyscrasite'2.AA.35Ag3Sb
'Freibergite'2.GB.05Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Molybdenite'2.EA.30MoS2
'Polybasite'2.GB.15[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
'Pyrargyrite'2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
'Stephanite'2.GB.10Ag5SbS4
'Sternbergite'2.CB.65AgFe2S3
Group 3 - Halides
'Fluorite'3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Smithsonite'5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Scheelite'7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Beudantite'8.BL.05PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
'Harmotome'9.GC.10(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
'Laumontite'9.GB.10CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O

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
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:1
Dyscrasite2.2.1.1Ag3Sb
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Argentopyrite2.9.13.2AgFe2S3
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Sternbergite2.9.12.1AgFe2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø > 4
Polybasite3.1.7.2[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
ø = 4
Stephanite3.2.4.1Ag5SbS4
3 <ø < 4
Freibergite3.3.6.3Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
ø = 3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Anhydrous Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Beudantite43.4.1.1PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Harmotome77.1.3.5(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Laumontite77.1.1.4CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
H Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
H LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
OOxygen
O BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
O CalciteCaCO3
O Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
O HematiteFe2O3
O LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
AlAluminium
Al Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Al LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
SiSilicon
Si Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Si LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S AcanthiteAg2S
S ArgentopyriteAgFe2S3
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
S GalenaPbS
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S StephaniteAg5SbS4
S SternbergiteAgFe2S3
KPotassium
K Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Ca LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
FeIron
Fe ArgentopyriteAgFe2S3
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SternbergiteAgFe2S3
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Cu Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
ZnZinc
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
As Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag ArgentopyriteAgFe2S3
Ag DyscrasiteAg3Sb
Ag FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Ag Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Ag SilverAg
Ag StephaniteAg5SbS4
Ag SternbergiteAgFe2S3
SbAntimony
Sb DyscrasiteAg3Sb
Sb FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Sb Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Sb StephaniteAg5SbS4
BaBarium
Ba Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Pb GalenaPbS

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: 3186785
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]

Middle Jurassic
163.5 - 174.1 Ma



ID: 3424827
intrusive rocks

Age: Middle Jurassic (163.5 - 174.1 Ma)

Description: Porphyritic granite, granodiorite, monzonite

Comments: Post Accretionary terrane

Lithology: Granite, alkali feldspar granite intrusive 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]

Middle Jurassic
163.5 - 174.1 Ma



ID: 674996
Middle Jurassic intrusive rocks

Age: Middle Jurassic (163.5 - 174.1 Ma)

Description: Porphyritic granite, granodiorite, monzonite

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: Granite, alkali feldspar granite intrusive rocks

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

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

References

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Ingelson, A. and Mussieux, R. (1989). "The Highland Bell Mine, Beaverdell, British Columbia." Mineralogical Record, 20(6), 441-446.
Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.239, 281.

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