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Boss Mountain Mine, Williams Lake, Cariboo Mining Division, British Columbia, Canadai
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 52° 5' 48'' North , 120° 54' 22'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 52.09667,-120.90611
GeoHash:G#: c3602eyv5
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate


A molybdenum property owned by Noranda Mines.
The Boss Mountain molybdenum deposit is situated near the eastern margin of the Early Jurassic Takomkane batholith which intrudes Upper Triassic Nicola Group volcanic rocks on the south and west and is in fault contact with Lower Jurassic volcanic and sedimentary rocks to the east and north. A syenodiorite phase, a granodiorite phase and a porphyritic biotite granodiorite phase make up the Takomkane batholith. Intruding the batholith about 450 metres northeast of the deposit is the Cretaceous Boss Mountain Stock of porphyritic quartz monzonite. Related to this intrusion is a complex sequence of rhyolite porphyry and rhyolite dike emplacement, breccia development and molybdenum introduction.

Molybdenum mineralization is contained within quartz veins and to a somewhat lesser extent in breccia bodies within the granodiorite phase of the batholith. Three phases of breccia, known as Phase 1 Breccia, Quartz Breccia and Phase III Breccia, are found at the deposit. Fracturing can be grouped into eight distinct periods with six of these being genetically related to vein formation and ore deposition. The following six ore zones have been outlined at the deposit: 1. Main Breccia zone - composed of Quartz Breccia and Phase III Breccia with molybdenite occurring along fragment boundaries and within quartz veins cutting the breccia. 2. Fracture Ore zone - re-brecciated upper part of the Quartz Breccia and adjacent overlying granodiorite in the Main Breccia zone. Molybdenite with only a very minor amount of quartz comprise the matrix. 3. South Breccia zone - composed of Phase I and Phase III breccias with ore-grade mineralization occurring erratically as pods in fractures and the matrix. 4. Stringer zone - a subparallel swarm of veins around the northwest and west margins of the Main Breccia zone. 5. Southwest Stringer zone - a zone of subparallel veins about 300 metres south of the Main Breccia zone. Bounded at least partly on the southwest by what appears to be a major fracture zone which has been localized along an intensely altered and mineralized andesite dike. 6. High-Grade Vein - a system of quartz-molybdenite veins localized in a sheared and intensely altered andesite dike north of the Main Breccia zone.

All the ore zones are composed of more than one stage of molybdenite mineralization. Molybdenite is the only mineral of economic importance in the deposit. Pyrite is the most abundant and widespread accessory mineral, with chalcopyrite, sphalerite, scheelite, tetrahedrite, rutile, ankerite, bismuthinite, pyrolusite, magnetite, hematite and anatase also present.

Six alteration assemblages have been recognized in the deposit. Four of these are related to molybdenum mineralization and from oldest to youngest are: 1) garnet-hornblende, 2) biotite, 3) quartz-sericite-pyrite-potassium feldspar-chlorite, and 4) chlorite- talc. An epidote-chlorite assemblage had both a pre-mineralization stage and a stage coincident with mineralization. A zeolite-calcite- clay assemblage is post-mineralization.


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33 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
Aikinite
Formula: PbCuBiS3
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: MINFILE No 093A 001
'Biotite'
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
'Chabazite'
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
Ferrimolybdite
Formula: Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
Harmotome
Formula: (Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
'Heulandite subgroup'
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
'Hornblende'
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
Leucoxene
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Description: Molybdenite-2H polytype.
Reference: Sillitoe, R.H. (1985) Ore-related breccias in volcanoplutonic arcs. Economic Geology, 80:6, 1467-1514. Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
Powellite
Formula: Ca(MoO4)
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Sillitoe, R.H. (1985) Ore-related breccias in volcanoplutonic arcs. Economic Geology, 80:6, 1467-1514. Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Sillitoe, R.H. (1985) Ore-related breccias in volcanoplutonic arcs. Economic Geology, 80:6, 1467-1514. Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Aikinite2.HB.05aPbCuBiS3
Bismuthinite2.DB.05Bi2S3
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Anatase4.DD.05TiO2
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Pyrolusite4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Ferrimolybdite7.GB.30Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Powellite7.GA.05Ca(MoO4)
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Andradite9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Harmotome9.GC.10(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-
'Chabazite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Hornblende'-
Leucoxene-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ø = 3
Aikinite3.4.5.1PbCuBiS3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Pyrolusite4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Powellite48.1.2.2Ca(MoO4)
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Group 49 - HYDRATED MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
Hydrated Normal Molybdates and Tungstates
Ferrimolybdite49.2.1.1Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Andradite51.4.3b.1Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
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
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Harmotome77.1.3.5(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Biotite'-
'Chabazite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Hornblende'-
Leucoxene-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Quartz
var: Amethyst
-SiO2
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O RutileTiO2
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O HematiteFe2O3
O AnataseTiO2
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O CalciteCaCO3
O Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
O AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O PowelliteCa(MoO4)
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Si AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S GalenaPbS
S AikinitePbCuBiS3
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Ca AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca PowelliteCa(MoO4)
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti AnataseTiO2
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
MnManganese
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu AikinitePbCuBiS3
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
Mo PowelliteCa(MoO4)
Mo FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
BaBarium
Ba Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb AikinitePbCuBiS3
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3
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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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Jurassic - Triassic
145 - 251.902 Ma



ID: 3189214
Mesozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Mesozoic (145 - 251.902 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]

Early Jurassic - Late Triassic
174.1 - 237 Ma



ID: 3418717
Takomkane batholith - Boss Creek unit

Age: Mesozoic (174.1 - 237 Ma)

Description: Pyroxene-hornblende-biotite quartz monzodiorite; hornblende-biotite granodiorite; local monzodiorite, diorite, tonalite

Comments: Quesnellia terrane

Lithology: Granodioritic 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]

Early Jurassic - Late Triassic
174.1 - 237 Ma



ID: 687232
Takomkane Plutonic Suite

Age: Mesozoic (174.1 - 237 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Takomkane Plutonic Suite

Description: Takomkane and Thuya batholiths and related plutonic rocks: granodiorite, some diorite, quartz monzonite and granite; locally syenite and syenodiorite (TrJsd)

Comments: Logan J.M., Schiaizza P., Struik L.C., Barnett C., Nelson J.L., Kowalczyk P., Ferri F., Miihalynuk M.G., Thosmas M.D., Gammon P., Lett R., Jackaman W. and Ferbey T., 2010, 2010: Bedrock Geology of the QUEST map area, central British Columbia, GM 2010-1,

Lithology: Granodioritic intrusive rocks

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

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References

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Soregaroli, A. E. (1968). Geology of the Boss Mountain Mine, British Columbia (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).
Mining Annual Review(1985):94,308.


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