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Frood Mine, McKim Township, Sudbury District, Ontario, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 30' North , 80° 58' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.50000,-80.96667
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate

A nickel mine in the Sudbury nickel irruptive.

Mineral List

50 valid minerals. 3 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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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1600 - 2500 Ma

ID: 611371
Mafic and related intrusive rocks and mafic dikes

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Comments: Southern and Superior Province

Lithology: Nipissing mafic sills (2219 ma): mafic sills, mafic dikes and related granophyre

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]

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This page contains all mineral locality references listed on This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.


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MICHENER, C.E. (1940): Minerals Associated with Large Sulphide Bodies of the Sudbury Type. Ph.D. thesis, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.
MICHENER, C.E. & PEACOCK, M.A. (1943): Parkerite (Ni3Bi2S2) from Sudbury, Ontario: redefinition of the species. American Mineralogist 28, 343-355.
FLEET, M.E. (1973): The crystal structure of parkerite (Ni3Bi2S2). American Mineralogist 58, 435-439.
PETRUK, W., HARRIS, D.C. & STEWART, J.M. (1969): Langisite, a new mineral, and the rare minerals cobalt pentlandite, siegenite, parkerite and bravoite from the Langis mine, Cobalt-Gowganda area, Ontario. Canadian Mineralogist 9, 610-612.
HAWLEY, J.E. & BERRY, L.G. (1958): Michenerite and froodite, palladium bismuth minerals. Canadian Mineralogist 6, 200-209.
CABRI, L.J., HARRIS, D.C. & GAIT, R.I. (1973): Michenerite (PdBiTe) redefined and froodite (PdBi2) confirmed from the Sudbury area. Canadian Mineralogist 11, 903-912.
Hawley, J.E. (1965) Upside-down zoning at Frood, Sudbury, Ontario. Economic Geology: 60: 529-575.
Fleet, M.E. (1977) Origin of disseminated copper-nickel sulfide ore at Frood, Sudbury, Ontario. Economic Geology: 72: 1449-1456.

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