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Strathcona Mine, Levack Township, Sudbury District, Ontario, Canada
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Latitude: 46°38'N
Longitude: 81°23'W
 
 
A nickel mine located in Levack Township. Ore is in the Sudbury nickel irruptive. Workings are deeper than 3,000 feet (> 1,000 meters).

Mineral List

Acanthite
Actinolite
Akaganeite
Albite
Altaite
Amphibole Supergroup
Anhydrite
Annite
Argentopentlandite
'Biotite'
Bismoclite
Bismuth
Bismuthinite
Bornite
Brucite
Calcite
Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
'Chlorite Group'
Covellite
Cubanite
Dyscrasite
Empressite
Epidote
Forsterite
Froodite
Galena
Galenobismutite
'Garnet'
Gold
Grunerite
Hauchecornite
Hawleyite
Hematite
Hessite
Hibbingite
'Hornblende'
Hydromagnesite
Ilmenite
Insizwaite
'K Feldspar'
Lawrencite
'Limonite'
Mackinawite
Magnetite
Mawsonite
Melonite
Merenskyite
Michenerite
Millerite
Moncheite
Niggliite
Paolovite
Parkerite
Pentlandite
Periclase
Phlogopite
Pyrite
Pyrosmalite-(Fe)
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
Sepiolite
Silver
Sobolevskite
Sperrylite
Spessartine
Sphalerite
Stibnite
Talc
Talnakhite
Tellurobismuthite
Tellurohauchecornite (TL)
Tetradymite
Valleriite
Violarite
Zircon


76 entries listed. 70 valid minerals. 1 type locality (valid mineral).

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References

Naldrett, A.J. and Kullerud, G. (1967) A study of the Strathcona mine and its bearing on the origin of the nickel-copper ores of the Sudbury district, Ontario. Journal of Petrology: 8: 453-531.

Chyl, L.L. and Crocket, J.H. (1976) Partition of platinum, palladium, iridium, and gold among coexisting minerals from the deep ore zone, Strathcona mine, Sudbury, Ontario. Economic Geology: 71: 1196-1205.

Abel, M.K., Buchan, R., Coats, C.J.A., and Penstone, M.E. (1979) Copper mineralization in the footwall complex, Stratcona mine, Sudbury, Ontario. Canadian Mineralogist: 17: 275-285.

Springer, G. (1989) Chlorine-bearing minerals and other uncommon minerals in the Strathcona deep copper zone, Sudbury District, Ontario. Canadian Mineralogist 27, 311-313.

Li, C. & Naldrett, A.J. (1993) Platinum-group minerals from the Deep Copper zone of the Strathcona deposit, Sudbury, Ontario. Canadian Mineralogist: 31: 31-44.

Li, Chusi, Naldrett, A.J., Rucklidge, J.C., and Kilius, L.R. (1993) Concentrations of platinum-group elements and gold in sulfides from the Strathcona deposit, Sudbury, Ontario. Canadian Mineralogist: 31: 523-531.

Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I. M. & Douma, S L. (2003) Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE ore mineralogy compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI). Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787.

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