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Highland Bell Mine, Beaverdell, Greenwood Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 49° 26' 6'' North , 119° 3' 18'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 49.43500,-119.05500
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.

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25 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

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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: 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]

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Localities in this Region

  • British Columbia
    • Greenwood Mining Division

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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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