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Copper Corp Mine, Mamainse Point area, Algoma District, Ontario, Canadai
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Mamainse Point areaArea
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° 1' 14'' North , 84° 45' 3'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 47.02056,-84.75083
GeoHash:G#: f07erry6d
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


A copper mine located on the Eastern shore of Lake Superior, 60 miles North of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA.
Copper Corp.Ltd. sank a shaft on the property in 1955, Vauze Mines Limited brought the deposit into production in 1965 and closed down in 1972. Total production was 10,956,518 kg of copper.
Mineralized fault zones in Keweenawan conglomerates and amygdaloidal basalts.
As of 2008 all buildings have been removed and the site is being used as a base for a logging operation.

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North America PlatePlate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


11 valid minerals.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4

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
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O HematiteFe2O3
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
AlAluminium
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
SSulfur
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
CuCopper
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu CopperCu
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Mesoproterozoic
1000 - 1600 Ma



ID: 615940
Middle and Lower Keweenawan Supergroup (1086 to 1107 Ma) Osler Group, Maminse Point Formation, Michipicoten Island Formation

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Osler Group; Mamainse Point Formation; Michipicoten Island Formation

Comments: Southern and Superior Province

Lithology: Basalt and assiciated conglomerate and arkose

Reference: Ontario Geological Survey. 1:250 000 scale bedrock geology of Ontario. ISBN 978-1-4435-5705-4. Miscellaneous Release–Data 126 - Revision 1. [1]

Stenian
1000 - 1200 Ma



ID: 3184934
Mesoproterozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Stenian (1000 - 1200 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic volcanic rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
- Rocks & Minerals (1984): 59: 206 & 209.
- GSC Misc. Report 49, by Ann P.Sabina 1991, Rocks and Minerals for the Collector, Sudbury to Winnipeg
Econ Geol (1985) 80:1593-1621


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