2,483 acre Rhodonite Mineral Tenure - Pierce Bay/Central Coast. This is a rare opportunity to mine an uncommon mineral that is only found in very few small deposits around the world.
Attention - this property is offered for mining purposes only and ownership of the title to it does not include ownership of the surface rights or the right to use the surface for residential or recreational purposes.
This 1,005 hectare/2,484 acre Rhodonite Mining Tenure is located on the Central Coast of BC. The current notice of work permit is valid until December 31, 2021.
A Geo Report conducted in 2017, reports that the quality of the Rhodonite found in this area is high, as it is a bright pink color with attractive, black manganese coated fractures.
Rhodonite was once used as ore of manganese in India. Today its only uses are as lapidary materials and as mineral specimens. High-quality crystals of rhodonite can sell for very high prices. Good massive pink- to red-coloured material is used as an ornamental stone or gem rough. It is typically used to make beads, small sculptures, and other lapidary projects.
Rare, well-formed, transparent crystals are highly sought after by mineral collectors. Damaged crystals of good quality are sometimes cut into faceted stones. Most of these are acquired by collectors because their cleavage and low hardness make them too fragile for use in jewelry.
For more information on mineral titles, visit the BC Government’s Mineral Titles Information Updates page.
1,005 hectare (2,483.4 acres) mineral title, does not include surface rights.
The 1,005 hectare Rhodonite Title ("Property") is located in the Skeena Mining Division of British Columbia, 415 kilometres northwest of Vancouver, and 94 kilometres north of Port Hardy near Pierce Bay at the Mouth of Rivers Inlet on the Central Coast.
Access to the Property is by float plane, helicopter or boat from either Vancouver, Port Hardy or Bella Coola. Call listing REALTOR® for details
The Great Bear Rainforest on the Central Coast covers 6.4 million hectares along BC’s Pacific Coast—an area almost the size of Ireland. With one quarter of the world’s coastal temperate rainforest, it offers breathtaking scenery and unparalleled recreational opportunities that draw from around the globe.
Rivers Inlet is a fjord on the Central Coast and is the unincorporated settlement and First Nations community of the Wuikinuxv people. This area offers magnificent scenery and unparalleled fishing with some of the largest Chinook in the world. Pierce Bay is located 8.9 miles from Rivers Inlet and is also known for its excellent fishing.
The Central Coast of BC is home to thousands of species of plants, birds and animals. In this lush rainforest stands 1,000-year-old cedar trees and 90 metre tall Sitka spruce trees. Rich salmon streams weave through valley bottoms that provide food for magnificent creatures such as orcas (killer whales), eagles, wolves, black bears, grizzlies, and the rare and mysterious white Kermode (Spirit) bear.
This area is a prime tourist destination and perfect location for ocean kayaking, sport fishing, hot spring trips or overnight excursions. Sport fisherman will find world class fishing for the five wild pacific salmon species, halibut, cod, crab or prawns all nearby. There are a few hidden hot springs and secluded bays for anchoring. Drop your crab pots while you enjoy the outstanding views of the surrounding waterfalls, mountains and bears forging on the coastal grasses.
The Property includes a zone of rhodonite mineralization designated as the "Rose" in the BC Government supported Minfile index. It is reported that;
"In 1985, 1989 and 1990 the property was owned by Rhode West Resources, and about 2,000 tonnes were removed for jewelry, carving, and tile-grade rhodonite." and that "The quality of rhodonite is considered high as it has a bright pink colour and attractive, black manganese-coated fractures. The material has been sold to carvers in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island as well as overseas to Asian brokers."
Rhodonite showings at Arthur Point were found in the 1960s. The Sea Rose claims were staked in 1982 by A.G. Karup of Bella Coola. A few tonnes of rhodonite were extracted at that time. In 1985, 1989 and 1990 the property was owned by Rhode West Resources, and about 2,000 tonnes were removed for jewelry, carving, and tile-grade rhodonite. The property was examined by K.D. Hancock of the B.C. Geological Survey in 1991. Much of the following is taken from his report in Exploration in BC 1991.
Please see Maps and Plans Section for Mineral Claim Tenure area. All boundaries are approximate.
51°32'21.95"N and 127°46'24.65"W
Mineral Title Number 1070121
Mineral Title Number 1065904
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