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Spain Mine, Griffith Township, Renfrew Co., Ontario, Canadai
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 17' 11'' North , 77° 4' 17'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.28639,-77.07139
GeoHash:G#: f211whnk6
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Renfrew8,018 (2008)36.4km


Located at lots 31 & 32, Conc. V.

In pyroxenite and pegmatite.

Discovered in 1912; worked for molybdenite from 1915 - 1917 - the workings consisted of a 23 x 37 m pit, 3 - 8 m deep with a 10 m shaft, plus two smaller pits. A mill, office and bunk houses were also on the property.

"During mining operations, molybdenite crystals up to 30 cm in diameter were found and much of the ore was hand picked."

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North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


22 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Apatite'
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
'Chlorite Group'
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Feldspar Group'
Graphite
Formula: C
Hedenbergite
Formula: CaFe2+Si2O6
'Hornblende'
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Marialite
Formula: Na4Al3Si9O24Cl
'Mica Group'
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
'Pyroxene Group'
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Rozenite
Formula: FeSO4 · 4H2O
'Scapolite'
Thorite
Formula: Th(SiO4)
Thorite var: Uranothorite
Formula: (Th,U)SiO4
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Rozenite7.CB.15FeSO4 · 4H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Clinochlore9.EC.55Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Hedenbergite9.DA.15CaFe2+Si2O6
Marialite9.FB.15Na4Al3Si9O24Cl
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Orthoclase9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Thorite9.AD.30Th(SiO4)
var: Uranothorite9.AD.30(Th,U)SiO4
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Apatite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Hornblende'-
'Mica Group'-
'Pyroxene Group'-
'Scapolite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
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 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Rozenite29.6.6.1FeSO4 · 4H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
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 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)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Hedenbergite65.1.3a.2CaFe2+Si2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Clinochlore71.4.1.4Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Al-Si Framework with other Be/Al/Si frameworks
Marialite76.3.1.1Na4Al3Si9O24Cl
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Apatite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Hornblende'-
'Mica Group'-
'Pyroxene Group'-
Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz
-SiO2
'Scapolite'-
Thorite
var: Uranothorite
-(Th,U)SiO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
H ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C GraphiteC
OOxygen
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O CalciteCaCO3
O Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
O QuartzSiO2
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
O Thorite (var: Uranothorite)(Th,U)SiO4
O ThoriteTh(SiO4)
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FFluorine
F Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
MgMagnesium
Mg ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Al ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
Si Thorite (var: Uranothorite)(Th,U)SiO4
Si ThoriteTh(SiO4)
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Cl MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
KPotassium
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ti Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
ThThorium
Th Thorite (var: Uranothorite)(Th,U)SiO4
Th ThoriteTh(SiO4)
UUranium
U Thorite (var: Uranothorite)(Th,U)SiO4

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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Neoproterozoic - Mesoproterozoic
541 - 1600 Ma



ID: 618748
Early felsic plutonic rock

Age: Proterozoic (541 - 1600 Ma)

Comments: Grenville Province Central Metasedimentary Belt

Lithology: Granodiorite, tonalite, monzogranite, syenogranite; derived gneisses and migmatites

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]

Ectasian
1200 - 1400 Ma



ID: 3184959
Mesoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Ectasian (1200 - 1400 Ma)

Lithology: Marble

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)
Satterly, J. (1944) Mineral Occurrences in the Renfrew Area, Ontario Department of Mines, Fifty - Third Annual Report, ARV53, Pt.3, P. 83.
Johnston, F.J. (1968) Molybdenum Deposits of Ontario, Ontario Department of Mines, Mineral Deposit Circular 7, p. 61.
Carter, T. R., Colvine, A.C. and Meyn, H.D. (1980) Geology of Base Metal, Precious Metal, Iron, and Molybdenum Deposits in the Pembroke-Renfrew Area, Ontario geological Survey, Mineral Deposits Circular 20, p. 159-164.
Masson, S.L. and Gordon J.B. (1981) Radioactive Mineral Deposits of the Pembroke-Renfrew Area, Ontario Geological Survey, Mineral Deposit Circular, MDC 23, p. 75-78.
Gordon, J.B., Rybak, U.C., and Robertson, J. A. (1981) Uranium and Thorium Deposits of Southern Ontario, Ontario Geological Survey, Open File Report 5311, p. 548.
Sabina, A.P. (2007) Rocks and Minerals for the Collector - Ottawa to North Bay and Huntsville, Ontario; Gatineau (Hull) to Waltham and Temiscaming, Quebec

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