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Bald Hornet claim (Blue Mountain Saddle), North Bend, King Co., Washington, USAi
Regional Level Types
Bald Hornet claim (Blue Mountain Saddle)Claim
North Bend- not defined -
King Co.County
WashingtonState
USACountry

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° North , 121° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~6km
Locality type:Claim
Köppen climate type:Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate


Specimen claim located 3 miles North of North Bend. It worked a breccia body in volcanic rock. The locality is most commonly and correctly known as the Bald Hornet claim.

This locality is most definitely NOT the Blue Mountain Saddle tourmaline deposit, though the Blue Mountain Saddle deposit does host bundles of acicular tourmaline which show an x-ray spectrum similar to, but with slightly more iron than the Bald Hornet material.

The deposits occur in highly sericitized Miocene granodiorite breccias.

In my opinion, the West boundary of the Bald Hornet Japan law quartz twin and luinaite locality lies just to the West of the West boundary of the Bald Hornet #1 claim.

In addition to the Bald Hornet and Blue Mountain Saddle localities, several other tourmaline localities exist in the nearly immediate area. The most important of which is the Crystal Palace deposit which was staked and recorded in the King County Mining Index in the early 1890's, and described as adjoining, though not contiguous to the trend of the Bald Hornet group.

The Bald Hornet claims were among the earliest patented mining claims located in King County. In the 1970's they were owned by the late Henry J. Wrightsman. Later they were bought by Storm Stevenson who built a cabin on one of the claims. Recently the claims were sold to the State of Washington and became part of the Mount Si Natural Resource Conservation Area.

Collecting of mineral specimens is restricted under the regulations in the NCRA.

Bart Cannon

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Dravite ?
Formula: Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Ferberite
Formula: FeWO4
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Luinaite-(OH)
Formula: Na(Fe2+)3Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Rock Crystal
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Sceptre Quartz
Formula: SiO2
'Stibiconite'
Formula: Sb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Ferberite4.DB.30FeWO4
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Rock Crystal4.DA.05SiO2
var: Sceptre Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
'Stibiconite'4.DH.20Sb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)
Group 9 - Silicates
Dravite ?9.CK.05Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Luinaite-(OH)-Na(Fe2+)3Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 44 - ANTIMONATES
A2X2O6(O,OH,F)
'Stibiconite'44.1.1.1Sb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Ferberite48.1.1.2FeWO4
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Dravite ?61.3.1.9Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Luinaite-(OH)61.3.7.Na(Fe2+)3Al6(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
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Quartz
var: Rock Crystal
-SiO2
var: Sceptre Quartz-SiO2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H StibiconiteSb3+Sb25+O6(OH)
H Luinaite-(OH)Na(Fe2+)3Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
B Luinaite-(OH)Na(Fe2+)3Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
B DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
O Quartz (var: Sceptre Quartz)SiO2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O StibiconiteSb3+Sb25+O6(OH)
O Luinaite-(OH)Na(Fe2+)3Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O FerberiteFeWO4
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
NaSodium
Na Luinaite-(OH)Na(Fe2+)3Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Na DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
AlAluminium
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Luinaite-(OH)Na(Fe2+)3Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
Si Quartz (var: Sceptre Quartz)SiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Luinaite-(OH)Na(Fe2+)3Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S StibniteSb2S3
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe Luinaite-(OH)Na(Fe2+)3Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Fe FerberiteFeWO4
SbAntimony
Sb StibniteSb2S3
Sb StibiconiteSb3+Sb25+O6(OH)
WTungsten
W FerberiteFeWO4

References

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Cannon, B. (1975), Minerals Of Washington.
Mineralogical Record (1989): 20(5): 390.
Rocks & Minerals (1991): 66(6): 468-469.


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