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Saint-Honoré carbonatite complex, Saint-Honoré, Le Fjord-du-Saguenay RCM, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Québec, Canada

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 48° 32' 7'' North , 71° 8' 57'' West (est.)
Margin of Error:~0km
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate

The complex is about 9 km in diameter consisting of nepheline syenite, syenite, diorite with core of carbonatite about 1 km in diameter.

Located 13 km NNW of Chicoutimi.

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  • Québec
    • Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean
      • Le Fjord-du-Saguenay RCM
        • Saint-Honoré

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CURRIE, K.L. (1976) Alkaline rocks of Canada. GSC Bull. 239, 109-110.

DENOMMÉ, E., THIVIERGE, S., ROY, D.W., CHOWN, E. AND GAUTHIER, A.(1982) The St-Honoré carbonatite and associated niobium deposits, ClM 84th annual meeting, April 1982, paper 55, 9 pages.

FORTIN-BÉLANGER, M. (1977) Le complexe annulaire à carbonatite de St-Honoré P.Q./Canada) et sa minéralisation à niobium: étude pétrographique et géochimique, Doctoral thesis, Université Claude Bernard, Lyon, France, 308p.

FOURNIER, A. (1993) Magmat!c and hydrothermal controls of LREE mineralization of the St-Honoré carbonatite, Québec. M.Sc. thesis, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. 95p.

GAUTHIER, A. (1979) Étude minéralogique, pétrographique et géochimique de la zone à terres-rares de la carbonatite de St.-Honoré, M.Sc. thesis, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Québec, Canada, 181 p.

THIVIERGE, S, ROY O.-W., CHOWN E.H. AND GAUTHIER A. (1983) Évolution du complexe alcalin de St.-Honoré (Québec) après sa mise en place. Mineralium Deposita, 18, 267-283.

VALLÉE, M. AND DUBUC, F. (1970) The St-Honoré Carbonatite Complex, Québec. ClM Transactions, 73, 346-356.

Berger, V.I., Singer, D.A., and Orris, G.J. (2009): Carbonatites of the World. Explored Deposits of Nb and REE - Database and Grade and Tonnage Models. USGS Open-File Report 09-1139.

Vadim S. Kamenetsky, Roger H. Mitchell, Roland Maas, Andrea Giuliani, Damien Gaboury, and Liudmila Zhitova (2015) Chlorine in mantle-derived carbonatite melts revealed by halite in the St.-Honoré intrusion (Québec, Canada) Geology, August 2015, v. 43, p. 687-690.

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