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Belmina mine, Saint-Julien, Les Appalaches RCM, Chaudière-Appalaches, Québec, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 59' 4'' North , 71° 29' 30'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.98444,-71.49167
GeoHash:G#: f2jjt5jqg
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate

Formerly: Belmina mine, Coleraine Township, Mégantic Co., Québec, Canada

A large inactive chrysotile mine operated from 1890 to the 1950s.

Coordinates extrapolated from topographic map.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: CaCO3
Reference: SABINA, A.P. (1967) Geological Survey of canada Paper, 66-51, 170p
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: SABINA, A.P. (1967) Geological Survey of canada Paper, 66-51, 170p
Formula: Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
Reference: SABINA, A.P. (1967) Geological Survey of canada Paper, 66-51, 170p
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: SABINA, A.P. (1967) Geological Survey of canada Paper, 66-51, 170p
Formula: Mg6Fe3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Reference: SABINA, A.P. (1967) Geological Survey of canada Paper, 66-51, 170p
Formula: Mg6Fe3+2(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2O
Reference: SABINA, A.P. (1967) Geological Survey of canada Paper, 66-51, 170p

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Hydromagnesite'5.DA.05Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
'Pyroaurite'5.DA.50Mg6Fe3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
'Pyroaurite-2H'5.DA.45Mg6Fe3+2(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2O
Group 9 - Silicates

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Pyroaurite16b.6.2.3Mg6Fe3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
'Pyroaurite-2H'16b.6.1.3Mg6Fe3+2(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2O
Hydromagnesite16b.7.1.1Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.

List of minerals for each chemical element

H ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H HydromagnesiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
H PyroauriteMg6Fe23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
H Pyroaurite-2HMg6Fe23+(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2O
C AragoniteCaCO3
C HydromagnesiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
C PyroauriteMg6Fe23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
C Pyroaurite-2HMg6Fe23+(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2O
O AragoniteCaCO3
O ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O HydromagnesiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O PyroauriteMg6Fe23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
O Pyroaurite-2HMg6Fe23+(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2O
Mg ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg HydromagnesiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
Mg PyroauriteMg6Fe23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Mg Pyroaurite-2HMg6Fe23+(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2O
Si ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyroauriteMg6Fe23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Fe Pyroaurite-2HMg6Fe23+(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2O

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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251.902 - 541 Ma

ID: 3187973
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 541 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

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]

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SABINA, A.P. (1967) Rocks and minerals for the collector: Eastern Townships and Gaspé, Quebec and parts of new Brunswick. Geological Survey of Canada Paper, 66-51, 170p.
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.

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