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Copper Cliff Mine, McKim Township, Sudbury District, Ontario, Canadai
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
46° 28' 34'' North , 81° 3' 36'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Greater Sudbury157,857 (2014)5.6km
Chelmsford500 (2010)16.0km
Rayside-Balfour16,050 (2013)18.5km
Valley East17,451 (2019)21.8km
Cartier302 (2013)44.9km
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A nickel mine located near Sudbury.

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


15 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Altaite
Formula: PbTe
Reference: Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., and Douma, S.L., 2003, Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Mineralogy Compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI): Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787
Argentopentlandite
Formula: Ag(Fe,Ni)8S8
Reference: Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., and Douma, S.L., 2003, Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Mineralogy Compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI): Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., and Douma, S.L., 2003, Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Mineralogy Compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI): Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Hawley, J.E. & Stanton, R.L. (1962): The Sudbury ores: their mineralogy and origin. Part II. The facts: The ores, their minerals, metals and distribution, Canadian Mineralogist 7, 30-145.; Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., and Douma, S.L., 2003, Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Mineralogy Compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI): Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787
Cubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Reference: Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., and Douma, S.L., 2003, Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Mineralogy Compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI): Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., and Douma, S.L., 2003, Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Mineralogy Compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI): Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787
Hessite
Formula: Ag2Te
Reference: Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., and Douma, S.L., 2003, Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Mineralogy Compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI): Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., and Douma, S.L., 2003, Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Mineralogy Compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI): Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Reference: Willet Miller (1905) Sessional Papers (Mines Report) By Ontario. Legislative Assembly (11th Session); American Mineralogist (1930) 15: 1-22; Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., and Douma, S.L., 2003, Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Mineralogy Compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI): Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)E9S8
Reference: Hawley, J.E. & Stanton, R.L. (1962): The Sudbury ores: their mineralogy and origin. Part II. The facts: The ores, their minerals, metals and distribution, Canadian Mineralogist 7, 30-145.; Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., and Douma, S.L., 2003, Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Mineralogy Compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI): Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., and Douma, S.L., 2003, Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Mineralogy Compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI): Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787
Pyrite var. Nickelian Pyrite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)S2
Reference: Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., and Douma, S.L., 2003, Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Mineralogy Compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI): Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe1-xS
Reference: Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., and Douma, S.L., 2003, Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Mineralogy Compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI): Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., and Douma, S.L., 2003, Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Mineralogy Compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI): Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787
Tellurobismuthite
Formula: Bi2Te3
Reference: Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., and Douma, S.L., 2003, Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Mineralogy Compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI): Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787
Tsumoite
Formula: BiTe
Reference: Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., and Douma, S.L., 2003, Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Mineralogy Compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI): Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787

Gallery:

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Altaite2.CD.10PbTe
Argentopentlandite2.BB.15Ag(Fe,Ni)8S8
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cubanite2.CB.55aCuFe2S3
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Hessite2.BA.60Ag2Te
Millerite2.CC.20NiS
Pentlandite2.BB.15(FexNiy)E9S8
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
var. Nickelian Pyrite2.EB.05a(Fe,Ni)S2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe1-xS
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tellurobismuthite2.DC.05Bi2Te3
Tsumoite2.DC.05BiTe
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Hessite2.4.2.1Ag2Te
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Argentopentlandite2.7.1.2Ag(Fe,Ni)8S8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)E9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Altaite2.8.1.3PbTe
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Millerite2.8.16.1NiS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe1-xS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Tsumoite2.8.20.1BiTe
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Cubanite2.9.13.1CuFe2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Tellurobismuthite2.11.7.2Bi2Te3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Pyrite
var. Nickelian Pyrite
-(Fe,Ni)S2

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
SSulfur
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)E9S8
S MilleriteNiS
S Pyrite var. Nickelian Pyrite(Fe,Ni)S2
S ArgentopentlanditeAg(Fe,Ni)8S8
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CubaniteCuFe2S3
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe1-xS
S SphaleriteZnS
FeIron
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)E9S8
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Pyrite var. Nickelian Pyrite(Fe,Ni)S2
Fe ArgentopentlanditeAg(Fe,Ni)8S8
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe CubaniteCuFe2S3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe1-xS
NiNickel
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)E9S8
Ni MilleriteNiS
Ni Pyrite var. Nickelian Pyrite(Fe,Ni)S2
Ni ArgentopentlanditeAg(Fe,Ni)8S8
CuCopper
Cu CopperCu
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CubaniteCuFe2S3
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AgSilver
Ag ArgentopentlanditeAg(Fe,Ni)8S8
Ag HessiteAg2Te
TeTellurium
Te TsumoiteBiTe
Te AltaitePbTe
Te HessiteAg2Te
Te TellurobismuthiteBi2Te3
PbLead
Pb AltaitePbTe
Pb GalenaPbS
BiBismuth
Bi TsumoiteBiTe
Bi TellurobismuthiteBi2Te3

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