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Bluebell Mine, Riondel, Slocan Mining Division, British Columbia, Canadai
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49° 45' 45'' North , 116° 51' 38'' West
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Nelson9,813 (2012)42.3km


A lead-zinc mine in the Kootenay Chief Orebody. Wonderful lustrous crystals to many cm were produced, but few survived. Site found in 1825 and the lead mined was used to produce bullets.

Deposit Type J01 : Polymetallic manto Ag-Pb-Zn

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North America PlateTectonic Plate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range

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Mineral List


21 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: No reference listed
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A. (1977) The Bluebell Mine, Riondel, British Columbia, Canada. The Mineralogical Record 8:1, 33-36.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Habit: Prisms to several cm
Colour: grey white
Fluorescence: none
Reference: Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A. (1977) The Bluebell Mine, Riondel, British Columbia, Canada. The Mineralogical Record 8:1, 33-36. Moynihan, D.P., Pattison, D.R. (2011) The origin of mineralized fractures at the Bluebell mine site, Riondel, British Columbia. Economic Geology, 106:6, 1043-1058.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A. (1977) The Bluebell Mine, Riondel, British Columbia, Canada. The Mineralogical Record 8:1, 33-36. Moynihan, D.P., Pattison, D.R. (2011) The origin of mineralized fractures at the Bluebell mine site, Riondel, British Columbia. Economic Geology, 106:6, 1043-1058.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A. (1977) The Bluebell Mine, Riondel, British Columbia, Canada. The Mineralogical Record 8:1, 33-36. Moynihan, D.P., Pattison, D.R. (2011) The origin of mineralized fractures at the Bluebell mine site, Riondel, British Columbia. Economic Geology, 106:6, 1043-1058.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Moynihan, D.P., Pattison, D.R. (2011) The origin of mineralized fractures at the Bluebell mine site, Riondel, British Columbia. Economic Geology, 106:6, 1043-1058. Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A. (1977) The Bluebell Mine, Riondel, British Columbia, Canada. The Mineralogical Record 8:1, 33-36.
Dickite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A. (1977) The Bluebell Mine, Riondel, British Columbia, Canada. The Mineralogical Record 8:1, 33-36.
'Fayalite-Tephroite Series'
Reference: Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A. (1977) The Bluebell Mine, Riondel, British Columbia, Canada. The Mineralogical Record 8:1, 33-36.
'Fayalite-Tephroite Series var: Knebelite'
Formula: from (Fe1.5Mn0.5)2SiO4 to (Mn1.5Fe0.5)2SiO4
Reference: Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A. (1977) The Bluebell Mine, Riondel, British Columbia, Canada. The Mineralogical Record 8:1, 33-36. Moynihan, D.P., Pattison, D.R. (2011) The origin of mineralized fractures at the Bluebell mine site, Riondel, British Columbia. Economic Geology, 106:6, 1043-1058.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A. (1977) The Bluebell Mine, Riondel, British Columbia, Canada. The Mineralogical Record 8:1, 33-36. Moynihan, D.P., Pattison, D.R. (2011) The origin of mineralized fractures at the Bluebell mine site, Riondel, British Columbia. Economic Geology, 106:6, 1043-1058.
Greenalite
Formula: (Fe2+,Fe3+)2-3Si2O5(OH)4
Reference: No reference listed
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Mauthner, M. (2006) Gypsum Crystals in Canada. Rocks & Minerals 81:1, 62-66. Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A. (1977) The Bluebell Mine, Riondel, British Columbia, Canada. The Mineralogical Record 8:1, 33-36.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: No reference listed
'Hornblende'
Reference: Moynihan, D.P., Pattison, D.R. (2011) The origin of mineralized fractures at the Bluebell mine site, Riondel, British Columbia. Economic Geology, 106:6, 1043-1058.
Kutnohorite
Formula: CaMn2+(CO3)2
Reference: Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A. (1977) The Bluebell Mine, Riondel, British Columbia, Canada. The Mineralogical Record 8:1, 33-36.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A. (1977) The Bluebell Mine, Riondel, British Columbia, Canada. The Mineralogical Record 8:1, 33-36.
'Mica Group'
Reference: Moynihan, D.P., Pattison, D.R. (2011) The origin of mineralized fractures at the Bluebell mine site, Riondel, British Columbia. Economic Geology, 106:6, 1043-1058.
Minnesotaite
Formula: Fe2+3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy. Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A. (1977) The Bluebell Mine, Riondel, British Columbia, Canada. The Mineralogical Record 8:1, 33-36. Guggenheim, S., Eggleton, R.A. (1986) Structural modulations in iron-rich and magnesium-rich minnesotaite. The Canadian Mineralogist, 24:3, 479-497.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A. (1977) The Bluebell Mine, Riondel, British Columbia, Canada. The Mineralogical Record 8:1, 33-36.
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Moynihan, D.P., Pattison, D.R. (2011) The origin of mineralized fractures at the Bluebell mine site, Riondel, British Columbia. Economic Geology, 106:6, 1043-1058.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Moynihan, D.P., Pattison, D.R. (2011) The origin of mineralized fractures at the Bluebell mine site, Riondel, British Columbia. Economic Geology, 106:6, 1043-1058. Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A. (1977) The Bluebell Mine, Riondel, British Columbia, Canada. The Mineralogical Record 8:1, 33-36.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Habit: Hexagonal tablets and prisms to 10 cm
Colour: yellow brown
Fluorescence: none
Reference: Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A. (1977) The Bluebell Mine, Riondel, British Columbia, Canada. The Mineralogical Record 8:1, 33-36. Moynihan, D.P., Pattison, D.R. (2011) The origin of mineralized fractures at the Bluebell mine site, Riondel, British Columbia. Economic Geology, 106:6, 1043-1058.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A. (1977) The Bluebell Mine, Riondel, British Columbia, Canada. The Mineralogical Record 8:1, 33-36. Moynihan, D.P., Pattison, D.R. (2011) The origin of mineralized fractures at the Bluebell mine site, Riondel, British Columbia. Economic Geology, 106:6, 1043-1058.
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Reference: Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A. (1977) The Bluebell Mine, Riondel, British Columbia, Canada. The Mineralogical Record 8:1, 33-36. Moynihan, D.P., Pattison, D.R. (2011) The origin of mineralized fractures at the Bluebell mine site, Riondel, British Columbia. Economic Geology, 106:6, 1043-1058.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A. (1977) The Bluebell Mine, Riondel, British Columbia, Canada. The Mineralogical Record 8:1, 33-36. Moynihan, D.P., Pattison, D.R. (2011) The origin of mineralized fractures at the Bluebell mine site, Riondel, British Columbia. Economic Geology, 106:6, 1043-1058.
Sillimanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Moynihan, D.P., Pattison, D.R. (2011) The origin of mineralized fractures at the Bluebell mine site, Riondel, British Columbia. Economic Geology, 106:6, 1043-1058.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Moynihan, D.P., Pattison, D.R. (2011) The origin of mineralized fractures at the Bluebell mine site, Riondel, British Columbia. Economic Geology, 106:6, 1043-1058. Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A. (1977) The Bluebell Mine, Riondel, British Columbia, Canada. The Mineralogical Record 8:1, 33-36.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Kutnohorite5.AB.10CaMn2+(CO3)2
Rhodochrosite5.AB.05MnCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Dickite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Greenalite9.ED.15(Fe2+,Fe3+)2-3Si2O5(OH)4
Minnesotaite9.EC.05Fe2+3Si4O10(OH)2
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sillimanite9.AF.05Al2(SiO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Fayalite-Tephroite Series'-
'var: Knebelite'-from (Fe1.5Mn0.5)2SiO4 to (Mn1.5Fe0.5)2SiO4
'Hornblende'-
'Mica Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
AB(XO3)2
Kutnohorite14.2.1.3CaMn2+(CO3)2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Sillimanite52.2.2a.1Al2(SiO4)O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Dickite71.1.1.1Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Greenalite71.1.2b.4(Fe2+,Fe3+)2-3Si2O5(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Minnesotaite71.2.1.5Fe2+3Si4O10(OH)2
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(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.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
Aragonite-CaCO3
'Chlorite Group'-
'Fayalite-Tephroite Series'-
'var: Knebelite'-from (Fe1.5Mn0.5)2SiO4 to (Mn1.5Fe0.5)2SiO4
'Hornblende'-
'Mica Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MinnesotaiteFe32+Si4O10(OH)2
H Greenalite(Fe2+,Fe3+)2-3Si2O5(OH)4
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C KutnohoriteCaMn2+(CO3)2
C AragoniteCaCO3
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O MinnesotaiteFe32+Si4O10(OH)2
O Fayalite-Tephroite Series (var: Knebelite)from (Fe1.5Mn0.5)2SiO4 to (Mn1.5Fe0.5)2SiO4
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O HematiteFe2O3
O CalciteCaCO3
O KutnohoriteCaMn2+(CO3)2
O QuartzSiO2
O Greenalite(Fe2+,Fe3+)2-3Si2O5(OH)4
O AragoniteCaCO3
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O SideriteFeCO3
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
MgMagnesium
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
SiSilicon
Si MinnesotaiteFe32+Si4O10(OH)2
Si Fayalite-Tephroite Series (var: Knebelite)from (Fe1.5Mn0.5)2SiO4 to (Mn1.5Fe0.5)2SiO4
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Greenalite(Fe2+,Fe3+)2-3Si2O5(OH)4
Si DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
SSulfur
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca KutnohoriteCaMn2+(CO3)2
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
MnManganese
Mn Fayalite-Tephroite Series (var: Knebelite)from (Fe1.5Mn0.5)2SiO4 to (Mn1.5Fe0.5)2SiO4
Mn KutnohoriteCaMn2+(CO3)2
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
FeIron
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe MinnesotaiteFe32+Si4O10(OH)2
Fe Fayalite-Tephroite Series (var: Knebelite)from (Fe1.5Mn0.5)2SiO4 to (Mn1.5Fe0.5)2SiO4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Greenalite(Fe2+,Fe3+)2-3Si2O5(OH)4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A. (1977) The Bluebell Mine, Riondel, British Columbia, Canada. The Mineralogical Record 8:1, 33-36.
Moynihan, D.P., Pattison, D.R. (2011) The origin of mineralized fractures at the Bluebell mine site, Riondel, British Columbia. Economic Geology, 106:6, 1043-1058.
Guggenheim, S., Eggleton, R.A. (1986) Structural modulations in iron-rich and magnesium-rich minnesotaite. The Canadian Mineralogist, 24:3, 479-497.


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