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Hal Lake Selenium Occurrence Saskatchewan

Posted by Timothy Greenland  
Timothy Greenland December 07, 2017 03:55PM
Does anyone know about this locality? It is given for a specimen I acquired at Sainte Marie aux Mines this year from Gunnar Farber. Chalcomenite crystals with malachite and umangite (I can hardly see any umangite - perhaps a couple of tiny grains). The full locality is given as Hal Lake Selenium occurrence Nr. I, Uranium City, Beaverlodge Lake, Sasketchewan, Canada. Hal Lake seems to give no relevant localities on Mindat, and I was wondering if some of our Canadian friends have any information?

Best wishes for a festive season!

Luís Martins December 07, 2017 04:35PM
Maybe this locality?
Brent Thorne December 07, 2017 05:07PM
The material from the Hal Lake occurence was collected by Gunnar Farber. At the Munich show, I talked to Gunnar and asked him to put the locality in Mindat. So far he has not complied. Hopefully he will see this message and add the locality to Mindat.
W. Richard Gunter December 07, 2017 05:11PM
Hi Luis:

It is possible that the Hal Lake occurrence and the Eagle Claims are the same deposit. There are many small deposits in the Uranium City area but not many contain much Se minerals; most are just pitchblende. This is a case that illustrates the inadvisability of using a "claim" as the basis for a locality. Once the claim is cancelled it is not always easy to know what its successor locality will be but Hal Lake is part of the Canadian Geographic Database and it will always be a known and located quantity.
Reiner Mielke December 07, 2017 05:55PM
There seems to be a problem with google maps in that Hal Lake area. Google is giving the same coordinates for everything in the area using the "what's here function". However the Hal Lake occurrence is the same as the Eagle claims. As soon as I resolve the coordinate problem I will enter the Hal Lake occurrence as another name for the Eagle claims.

The Saskatchewan government calls it "EAGLE Claims U-Cu-Se Occurrence" so that is the name we have to use.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/07/2017 05:57PM by Reiner Mielke.
Reiner Mielke December 07, 2017 06:07PM
Done, you now have a Hal Lake occurrence.
Timothy Greenland December 08, 2017 09:08AM
Many thanks to you all for the helpful info.

Best wishes

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