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Nanisivik Mine, Nanisivik, Baffin Island, Nunavut Territory, Canada
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Photo: Gary Dyck
Latitude: 73°0'45"N
Longitude: 84°30'0"W
 
 
This is a Precambrian Mississippi Valley-type massive lead zinc sulfide deposit, hosted in carbonate rock, that was subsequently reworked. Almost all the marcasite pseudomorphed to pyrite. Blades, twins and even fivelings are now pyrite. The incredibly diverse forms of pyrite are unique to this locality.
Owned by Nanisivik Mines, Ltd. until 1996 after which it was sold to Breakwater Resources Ltd. It was operated from 1976 to 2002.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Anglesite
Ankerite
Baryte
Bianchite
Boyleite
Calcite
Celestine
Chalcanthite
Chalcopyrite
Copiapite
Covellite
Dolomite
Galena
Goethite
Greenockite
Gunningite
Gypsum
Hexahydrite
Ice
Jarosite
Linnaeite
Marcasite
Melanterite
Pyrite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
Rozenite
Siegenite
Sphalerite
Sulphur
Wurtzite
Zincocopiapite


35 entries listed. 32 valid minerals.

Localities in this Region

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References

Gait, R.I. Robinson, G.W., Bailey, K. and Dumka, D. (1990) Minerals of the Nanisivik mine Baffin Island Northwest Territories (Canada). Mineralogical Record, 21(6), 515-534.

Gait, R.I. and Dumka, D. (1986)Morphology of pyrite from the Nanisivik mine Baffin Island Northwest Territories. Canadian Mineralogist 24, 685-688.

Symons, D.T.A., Symons, T.B., and Sangster, T.F. (2000): Paleomagnetism of the Society Cliffs dolostone and the age of the Nanisivik zinc deposits, Baffin Island, Canada. Mineralium Deposita 35, 672-682.

[Rocks & Minerals: 62: 115.(?)]

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