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British Columbia Molybdenum Ltd. Mine, Patsy Creek, Kitsault, Alice Arm, Skeena Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 55° 25' 0'' North , 129° 25' 30'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 55.41667,-129.42500
GeoHash:G#: c1ggqb796
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate


A molybdenum mine located at an elevation of 2000 feet, 8 km Southeast of the head of Alice Arm at the Lime Creek molybdenum deposit (Lime Creek stock). Patsy Creek is the east fork of Lime Creek.

Alternative Label Names

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British Columbia Molybdenum Ltd. Mine, Alice Arm, Canada

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


11 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aikinite
Formula: PbCuBiS3
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Cosalite
Formula: Pb2Bi2S5
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Neyite (TL)
Formula: Ag2Cu6Pb25Bi26S68
Reference: Can. Mineral. 10 (1969) 90; Drummond et al. (1969); Makovicky, E., Balić-Žunić, T., and Topa, D. (2001): The crystal structure of neyite, Ag2Cu6Pb25Bi26S68. Canadian Mineralogist, 39, 1365-1376.
Nuffieldite (TL)
Formula: Cu1.4Pb2.4Bi2.4Sb0.2S7
Reference: KINGSTON, P.W. (1968): Studies of mineral sulphosalts. XXI. Nuffieldite, a new species. Canadian Mineralogist 9, 439-452.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Aikinite'2.HB.05aPbCuBiS3
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Cosalite'2.JB.10Pb2Bi2S5
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Molybdenite'2.EA.30MoS2
'Neyite' (TL)2.JB.25iAg2Cu6Pb25Bi26S68
'Nuffieldite' (TL)2.JB.25gCu1.4Pb2.4Bi2.4Sb0.2S7
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
'Tetrahedrite'2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
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 = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Nuffieldite (TL)3.3.4.1Cu1.4Pb2.4Bi2.4Sb0.2S7
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ø = 3
Aikinite3.4.5.1PbCuBiS3
2.5 < ø < 3
Cosalite3.5.9.1Pb2Bi2S5
Neyite (TL)3.5.1.1Ag2Cu6Pb25Bi26S68
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S AikinitePbCuBiS3
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CosalitePb2Bi2S5
S GalenaPbS
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S NeyiteAg2Cu6Pb25Bi26S68
S NuffielditeCu1.4Pb2.4Bi2.4Sb0.2S7
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CuCopper
Cu AikinitePbCuBiS3
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu NeyiteAg2Cu6Pb25Bi26S68
Cu NuffielditeCu1.4Pb2.4Bi2.4Sb0.2S7
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
AgSilver
Ag NeyiteAg2Cu6Pb25Bi26S68
SbAntimony
Sb NuffielditeCu1.4Pb2.4Bi2.4Sb0.2S7
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
PbLead
Pb AikinitePbCuBiS3
Pb CosalitePb2Bi2S5
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb NeyiteAg2Cu6Pb25Bi26S68
Pb NuffielditeCu1.4Pb2.4Bi2.4Sb0.2S7
BiBismuth
Bi AikinitePbCuBiS3
Bi CosalitePb2Bi2S5
Bi NeyiteAg2Cu6Pb25Bi26S68
Bi NuffielditeCu1.4Pb2.4Bi2.4Sb0.2S7

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.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Cretaceous - Jurassic
66 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 3190487
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Mesozoic (66 - 201.3 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Bowser Lake Group

Comments: Coast Belt

Lithology: Limestone,conglomerate,siltstone,sandstone,shale

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]

Oxfordian
157.3 - 163.5 Ma



ID: 666808
Bowser Lake Group

Age: Jurassic (157.3 - 163.5 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Bowser Lake Group

Description: Undivided; interbedded epiclastic feldspathic and volcanic conglomerate, sandstone, siltstone, shale and argillite, minor coal and carbonaceous units (Oxfordian to Hauterivian)

Comments: Nelson, J., 2013, Geology of Terrace, unpublished, BCGS

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks, undivided

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

Oxfordian
157.3 - 163.5 Ma



ID: 3432361
Bowser Lake Group

Age: Jurassic (157.3 - 163.5 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Bowser Lake Group

Description: Undivided; interbedded epiclastic feldspathic and volcanic conglomerate, sandstone, siltstone, shale and argillite, minor coal and carbonaceous units (Oxfordian to Hauterivian)

Comments: Stikinia terrane

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks, undivided

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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KINGSTON, P.W. (1968): Studies of mineral sulphosalts. XXI. Nuffieldite, a new species. Canadian Mineralogist 9, 439-452.
KOHATSU, I. & WUENSCH, B.J. (1973): The crystal structure of nuffieldite, Pb2Cu(Pb,Bi)Bi2S7. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie 138, 343-365.
MOËLO, Y., MEERSCHAUT, A. & MAKOVICKY, E. (1997): Refinement of the crystal structure of nuffieldite, Pb2Cu1.4(Pb0.4Bi0.4Sb0.2)Bi2S7: structural relationships and genesis of complex lead sulfosalt structures. Canadian Mineralogist 35, 1497-1508.
Drummond,A.D. Trotter, J., Thompson, R.M. & Gower, J.A. (1969): Neyite, a new sulphosalt from Alice Arm, British Columbia. Canadian Mineralogist, 10, 90-96.


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