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Montréal Chrome pit (Montréal mine; Montréal-Coleraine mine; Paré pit; Black Lake Chrome quarry), Saint-Joseph-de-Coleraine, Les Appalaches RCM, Chaudière-Appalaches, Québec, Canadai
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Montréal Chrome pit (Montréal mine; Montréal-Coleraine mine; Paré pit; Black Lake Chrome quarry)Pit
Saint-Joseph-de-Coleraine- not defined -
Les Appalaches RCMRegional County Municipality
Chaudière-AppalachesAdministrative Region
QuébecProvince
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
45° 59' 53'' North , 71° 15' 3'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Saint-Joseph-de-Coleraine1,319 (2016)9.5km
Thetford-Mines25,704 (2016)11.4km
Adstock2,643 (2016)14.2km
Beauceville6,226 (2016)43.8km
Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce4,454 (2010)44.7km


Formerly: Montréal Chrome pit, Coleraine Township, Mégantic Co., Québec, Canada

The largest open pit chromite mine operated in the Coleraine-Black Lake region in 1896-1906, 1915, 1918. This mine has the best documented mineralogy in the region (Poitevin & Graham 1918).

Coordinates confirmed by GPS at mine site.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


12 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Horváth collection specimen
Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: Poitevin, E. & Graham, R.P.D. (1918)Contributions to the mineralogy of Black Lke area, Quebec. Canada Department of Mines, Geological Survey, Museum Bulletin No. 27,103 p.
Antigorite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: GAUDARD, S. (1993) Voyages au coeur des Appalaches. Published by: Musée Minéralogique et Minier de la région de l’amiante, Thetford Mines, Québec, 178 p.
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Poitevin, E. & Graham, R.P.D. (1918)Contributions to the mineralogy of Black Lke area, Quebec. Canada Department of Mines, Geological Survey, Museum Bulletin No. 27,103 p.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: GAUDARD, S. (1993) Voyages au coeur des Appalaches. Published by: Musée Minéralogique et Minier de la région de l’amiante, Thetford Mines, Québec, 178 p.
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Poitevin, E. & Graham, R.P.D. (1918)Contributions to the mineralogy of Black Lke area, Quebec. Canada Department of Mines, Geological Survey, Museum Bulletin No. 27,103 p.
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: Poitevin, E. & Graham, R.P.D. (1918)Contributions to the mineralogy of Black Lke area, Quebec. Canada Department of Mines, Geological Survey, Museum Bulletin No. 27,103 p.
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Poitevin, E. & Graham, R.P.D. (1918)Contributions to the mineralogy of Black Lke area, Quebec. Canada Department of Mines, Geological Survey, Museum Bulletin No. 27,103 p.
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: GSC collection specimens
Hydromagnesite
Formula: Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
Reference: GAUDARD, S. (1993) Voyages au coeur des Appalaches. Published by: Musée Minéralogique et Minier de la région de l’amiante, Thetford Mines, Québec, 178 p.
Magnesiochromite
Formula: MgCr2O4
Reference: GSC collection specimens
Vesuvianite
Formula: Ca19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
Reference: POITEVIN, E. & GRAHAM, R.P.D. (1918) Contributions to the mineralogy of Black Lake area, Quebec. Geological Survey of Canada, Museum Bulletin No.27, 103 p.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnesiochromite4.BB.05MgCr2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Hydromagnesite5.DA.05Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Andradite9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Antigorite9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Clinochlore9.EC.55Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Grossular9.AD.25Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Vesuvianite9.BG.35Ca19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnesiochromite7.2.3.1MgCr2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16b - HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Hydromagnesite16b.7.1.1Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Andradite51.4.3b.1Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Grossular51.4.3b.2Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Vesuvianite58.2.4.1Ca19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Antigorite71.1.2a.1Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Clinochlore71.4.1.4Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H VesuvianiteCa19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
H ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
H AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H HydromagnesiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
CCarbon
C AragoniteCaCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C HydromagnesiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
OOxygen
O VesuvianiteCa19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
O AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
O AragoniteCaCO3
O ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
O MagnesiochromiteMgCr2O4
O AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O CalciteCaCO3
O HydromagnesiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg VesuvianiteCa19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
Mg ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg MagnesiochromiteMgCr2O4
Mg AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg HydromagnesiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
AlAluminium
Al VesuvianiteCa19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
Al ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Al GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si VesuvianiteCa19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
Si AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Si ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Si AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca VesuvianiteCa19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
Ca AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Cr MagnesiochromiteMgCr2O4
FeIron
Fe VesuvianiteCa19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
Fe AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
CIRKEL, F. (1909) Chrome iron deposits in the Eastern Townships, Province of Quebec. Canada Department of Mines Report, No. 29. 141 p.
DENIS, B.T. (1932) The chromite deposits of the Eastern Townships of the Province of Quebec. Quebec Bureau of Mines, Annual Report for 1931. 106 p.
GAUDARD, S. (1993) Voyages au coeur des Appalaches. Published by: Musée Minéralogique et Minier de la région de l’amiante, Thetford Mines, Québec, 178 p.
POITEVIN, E. (1931) Chemical and mineralogical studies of some chromites. Geological Survey of Canada, Summary Report 1030, pt. D, 15-21.
POITEVIN, E. & GRAHAM, R.P.D. (1918) Contributions to the mineralogy of Black Lake area, Quebec. Geological Survey of Canada, Museum Bulletin No.27, 103 p.
SABINA, A.P. (1967) Rocks and minerals for the collector: Eastern Townships and Gaspé,Quebec, and parts of of New Brunswick. Geological Survey of Canada Paper 66-51, 170p. [reissued and updated as Sabina (1992)]
SABINA, A.P. (1992) Rocks and minerals for the collector: Estrie and Gaspésie, Quebec, and parts of of New Brunswick. Geological Survey of Canada Miscellaneous Report 46, 156p.

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