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Highland Bell Mine, Beaverdell, Greenwood Mining Division, British Columbia, Canadai
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Highland Bell MineMine
Beaverdell- not defined -
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49° 26' 6'' North , 119° 3' 18'' West
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Oliver4,647 (2008)45.6km


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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28 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Lapis 1995; Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.239; BC Minfile
Argentopyrite
Formula: AgFe2S3
Reference: Robert O. Meyer collection, from Ty Balacko.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: [MinRec 1989]; BC Minfile
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: BC Minfile
Beudantite
Formula: PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Mineralogical Record 1989
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: [MinRec 1989]; BC Minfile
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: [MinRec 1989]; BC Minfile
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: BC Minfile
Dyscrasite
Formula: Ag3Sb
Reference: [MinRec 1989]
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: BC Minfile
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: BC Minfile
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: [MinRec 1989]; BC Minfile
'Freibergite Subgroup'
Formula: ([Ag6]4+,(Ag,Cu)6)((Cu,Ag)4X2+2)Sb4S12S0-1
Reference: [MinRec 1989]
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: [MinRec 1989]; BC Minfile
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: [MinRec 1989]; BC Minfile
Harmotome
Formula: (Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Habit: morvenite twins to 3mm long, elongated on the b-axis
Colour: transparent colorless to amber
Description: Found in granite in an open pit near the highland bell Mine
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.239
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: [MinRec 1989]; BC Minfile
'Hornblende'
Reference: BC Minfile
Laumontite
Formula: CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Habit: crystals up to 5mm long
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.239, 281
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: [MinRec 1989]; BC Minfile
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: BC Minfile
Muscovite var. Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: BC Minfile
Polybasite
Formula: [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Reference: [MinRec 1989]; BC Minfile
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: [MinRec 1989]; BC Minfile
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: MinRec 1989; Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.239; BC Minfile
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe1-xS
Reference: BC Minfile
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: MinRec 1989; Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.239; BC Minfile
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: [MinRec 1989]
Silver
Formula: Ag
Habit: Thick and thin wires to a few cm
Colour: silver
Fluorescence: none
Description: Ag wires often pierce and suspend calcite xls
Reference: MinRec 1989; Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.239; BC Minfile
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: Robert O. Meyer collection, from Ty Balacko. ID from EDS and morphology.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: [MinRec 1989]; BC Minfile
Stephanite
Formula: Ag5SbS4
Reference: [MinRec 1989]
Sternbergite
Formula: AgFe2S3
Reference: [MinRec 1989]
'Tetrahedrite Subgroup'
Formula: Cu6(Cu4X2+2)Sb4S12S
Reference: BC Minfile

Gallery:

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Argentopyrite2.CB.65AgFe2S3
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Dyscrasite2.AA.35Ag3Sb
'Freibergite Subgroup'2.GB.05([Ag6]4+,(Ag,Cu)6)((Cu,Ag)4X2+2)Sb4S12S0-1
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Polybasite2.GB.15[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe1-xS
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stephanite2.GB.10Ag5SbS4
Sternbergite2.CB.65AgFe2S3
'Tetrahedrite Subgroup'2.GB.05Cu6(Cu4X2+2)Sb4S12S
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Beudantite8.BL.05PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Harmotome9.GC.10(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Laumontite9.GB.10CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var. Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Hornblende'-

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
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe1-xS
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
'Freibergite Subgroup'3.3.6.3([Ag6]4+,(Ag,Cu)6)((Cu,Ag)4X2+2)Sb4S12S0-1
'Tetrahedrite Subgroup'3.3.6.1Cu6(Cu4X2+2)Sb4S12S
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 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
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 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)
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 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
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Hornblende'-
Muscovite
var. Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
H LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
H Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Muscovite var. SericiteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O HematiteFe2O3
O QuartzSiO2
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
O LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
O Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Muscovite var. SericiteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O BaryteBaSO4
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
AlAluminium
Al LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Al Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Muscovite var. SericiteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Si Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Muscovite var. SericiteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SSulfur
S AcanthiteAg2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S Freibergite Subgroup([Ag6]4+,(Ag,Cu)6)((Cu,Ag)4X22+)Sb4S12S0-1
S GalenaPbS
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S StephaniteAg5SbS4
S SternbergiteAgFe2S3
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
S ArgentopyriteAgFe2S3
S Tetrahedrite SubgroupCu6(Cu4X22+)Sb4S12S
S PyrrhotiteFe1-xS
S BaryteBaSO4
KPotassium
K Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite var. SericiteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
Ca LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Ca Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SternbergiteAgFe2S3
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Fe ArgentopyriteAgFe2S3
Fe PyrrhotiteFe1-xS
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu Freibergite Subgroup([Ag6]4+,(Ag,Cu)6)((Cu,Ag)4X22+)Sb4S12S0-1
Cu Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Cu Tetrahedrite SubgroupCu6(Cu4X22+)Sb4S12S
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
AsArsenic
As Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag DyscrasiteAg3Sb
Ag Freibergite Subgroup([Ag6]4+,(Ag,Cu)6)((Cu,Ag)4X22+)Sb4S12S0-1
Ag Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Ag StephaniteAg5SbS4
Ag SternbergiteAgFe2S3
Ag ArgentopyriteAgFe2S3
SbAntimony
Sb DyscrasiteAg3Sb
Sb Freibergite Subgroup([Ag6]4+,(Ag,Cu)6)((Cu,Ag)4X22+)Sb4S12S0-1
Sb Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Sb StephaniteAg5SbS4
Sb Tetrahedrite SubgroupCu6(Cu4X22+)Sb4S12S
BaBarium
Ba Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Ba BaryteBaSO4
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6

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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