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Saint-Honoré carbonatite complex, Saint-Honoré, Le Fjord-du-Saguenay RCM, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Québec, Canadai
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Saint-Honoré carbonatite complexComplex
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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
Locality type:Complex
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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Detailed Mineral List:

Aegirine
Formula: NaFe3+Si2O6
Reference: Currie (1976) GSC Bulletin 239, 109-110
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Fournier, A. (1993)
Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: Currie (1976) GSC Bulletin 239, 109-110
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: Berger, V.I., Singer, D.A., and Orris, G.J. (2009): USGS Open-File Report 09-1139
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Bastnäsite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(CO3)F
Reference: Currie (1976) GSC Bulletin 239, 109-110
'Biotite'
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Cancrinite
Formula: (Na,Ca,☐)8(Al6Si6O24)(CO3,SO4)2 · 2H2O
Reference: Currie (1976) GSC Bulletin 239, 109-110
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Reference: Fournier, A. (1993)
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Currie (1976) GSC Bulletin 239, 109-110
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Min Rec (1981) 12:355-357
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: Currie (1976) GSC Bulletin 239, 109-110
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Reference: 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.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Kalicinite
Formula: KHCO3
Reference: Fournier, A. (1993)
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Currie (1976) GSC Bulletin 239, 109-110
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Currie (1976) GSC Bulletin 239, 109-110
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Currie (1976) GSC Bulletin 239, 109-110
Monazite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(PO4)
Reference: Currie (1976) GSC Bulletin 239, 109-110
Monticellite
Formula: CaMgSiO4
Reference: Currie (1976) GSC Bulletin 239, 109-110
Nahcolite
Formula: NaHCO3
Reference: Fournier, A. (1993)
Nepheline
Formula: Na3K(Al4Si4O16)
Reference: Currie (1976) GSC Bulletin 239, 109-110
Parisite-(Ce)
Formula: CaCe2(CO3)3F2
Reference: Fournier, A. (1993)
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Currie (1976) GSC Bulletin 239, 109-110
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
'Pyrochlore Group'
Formula: A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Currie (1976) GSC Bulletin 239, 109-110
Schorlomite
Formula: Ca3(Ti,Fe3+)2((Si,Fe3+)O4)3
Reference: Currie (1976) GSC Bulletin 239, 109-110
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Currie (1976) GSC Bulletin 239, 109-110
Strontianite
Formula: SrCO3
Reference: Fournier, A. (1993)
Synchysite-(Ce)
Formula: CaCe(CO3)2F
Reference: Fournier, A. (1993)
Thorite
Formula: Th(SiO4)
Reference: Fournier, A. (1993)
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Currie (1976) GSC Bulletin 239, 109-110
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Fournier, A. (1993)
Vaterite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Fournier, A. (1993)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Halite3.AA.20NaCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
'Pyrochlore Group'4.00.A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Bastnäsite-(Ce)5.BD.20aCe(CO3)F
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Kalicinite5.AA.20KHCO3
Nahcolite5.AA.15NaHCO3
Parisite-(Ce)5.BD.20bCaCe2(CO3)3F2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Strontianite5.AB.15SrCO3
Synchysite-(Ce)5.BD.20cCaCe(CO3)2F
Vaterite5.AB.20CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Celestine7.AD.35SrSO4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Monazite-(Ce)8.AD.50Ce(PO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Aegirine9.DA.25NaFe3+Si2O6
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Andradite9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Cancrinite9.FB.05(Na,Ca,☐)8(Al6Si6O24)(CO3,SO4)2 · 2H2O
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Monticellite9.AC.10CaMgSiO4
Nepheline9.FA.05Na3K(Al4Si4O16)
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Schorlomite9.AD.25Ca3(Ti,Fe3+)2((Si,Fe3+)O4)3
Thorite9.AD.30Th(SiO4)
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
A2B2O6(O,OH,F)
'Pyrochlore Group'8.2.1.1A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 13 - ACID CARBONATES
Miscellaneous
Kalicinite13.1.2.1KHCO3
Nahcolite13.1.1.1NaHCO3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Strontianite14.1.3.3SrCO3
Vaterite14.1.2.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Bastnäsite-(Ce)16a.1.1.1Ce(CO3)F
Parisite-(Ce)16a.1.5.1CaCe2(CO3)3F2
Synchysite-(Ce)16a.1.3.1CaCe(CO3)2F
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Celestine28.3.1.2SrSO4
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
AXO4
Monazite-(Ce)38.4.3.1Ce(PO4)
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Monticellite51.3.2.1CaMgSiO4
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Andradite51.4.3b.1Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Schorlomite51.4.3c.1Ca3(Ti,Fe3+)2((Si,Fe3+)O4)3
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Thorite51.5.2.3Th(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Aegirine65.1.3c.2NaFe3+Si2O6
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Al-Si Framework Feldspathoids and related species
Cancrinite76.2.5.3(Na,Ca,☐)8(Al6Si6O24)(CO3,SO4)2 · 2H2O
Nepheline76.2.1.2Na3K(Al4Si4O16)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Pyrochlore GroupA2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
H Cancrinite(Na,Ca,☐)8(Al6Si6O24)(CO3,SO4)2 · 2H2O
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H KaliciniteKHCO3
H NahcoliteNaHCO3
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C Bastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)F
C Cancrinite(Na,Ca,☐)8(Al6Si6O24)(CO3,SO4)2 · 2H2O
C SideriteFeCO3
C KaliciniteKHCO3
C NahcoliteNaHCO3
C Parisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2
C StrontianiteSrCO3
C Synchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2F
C VateriteCaCO3
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
OOxygen
O BaryteBaSO4
O Pyrochlore GroupA2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O HematiteFe2O3
O AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
O AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
O Bastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)F
O Cancrinite(Na,Ca,☐)8(Al6Si6O24)(CO3,SO4)2 · 2H2O
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
O MonticelliteCaMgSiO4
O NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O SchorlomiteCa3(Ti,Fe3+)2((Si,Fe3+)O4)3
O SideriteFeCO3
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O CelestineSrSO4
O KaliciniteKHCO3
O NahcoliteNaHCO3
O Parisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2
O StrontianiteSrCO3
O Synchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2F
O ThoriteTh(SiO4)
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O VateriteCaCO3
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
F Bastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)F
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
F Parisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2
F Synchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2F
NaSodium
Na AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
Na Cancrinite(Na,Ca,☐)8(Al6Si6O24)(CO3,SO4)2 · 2H2O
Na NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na NahcoliteNaHCO3
Na HaliteNaCl
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg MonticelliteCaMgSiO4
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al Cancrinite(Na,Ca,☐)8(Al6Si6O24)(CO3,SO4)2 · 2H2O
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
Si AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Si Cancrinite(Na,Ca,☐)8(Al6Si6O24)(CO3,SO4)2 · 2H2O
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si MonticelliteCaMgSiO4
Si NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si SchorlomiteCa3(Ti,Fe3+)2((Si,Fe3+)O4)3
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si ThoriteTh(SiO4)
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
P Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S PyriteFeS2
S Cancrinite(Na,Ca,☐)8(Al6Si6O24)(CO3,SO4)2 · 2H2O
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S CelestineSrSO4
ClChlorine
Cl HaliteNaCl
KPotassium
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K KaliciniteKHCO3
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Ca Cancrinite(Na,Ca,☐)8(Al6Si6O24)(CO3,SO4)2 · 2H2O
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca MonticelliteCaMgSiO4
Ca SchorlomiteCa3(Ti,Fe3+)2((Si,Fe3+)O4)3
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca Parisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2
Ca Synchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2F
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca VateriteCaCO3
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
TiTitanium
Ti SchorlomiteCa3(Ti,Fe3+)2((Si,Fe3+)O4)3
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
Fe AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe SchorlomiteCa3(Ti,Fe3+)2((Si,Fe3+)O4)3
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
SrStrontium
Sr CelestineSrSO4
Sr StrontianiteSrCO3
NbNiobium
Nb Pyrochlore GroupA2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
CeCerium
Ce Bastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)F
Ce Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
Ce Parisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2
Ce Synchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2F
ThThorium
Th ThoriteTh(SiO4)

References

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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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        • Saint-Honoré

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