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Marmoraton Mine, Marmora Township, Hastings Co., Ontario, Canadai
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44° 28' 42'' North , 77° 39' 28'' West
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PlacePopulationDistance
Quinte West42,697 (2010)33.6km
Belleville49,454 (2018)41.0km


An iron mine in Precambrian meta-sediments. Started about 1950 and closed 1977. Workings feature an open pit.

1950-1951- 40 diamond drill holes were drilled by Bethlehem Steel Corp for a total of 37,000 feet. 1952-1955 - Removal of 22 million tons of limestone, mine and plant construction by Marmoraton Mining Co. Ltd. 1955-1967 - 6,053,145 tons of ore shipped from open pit 1/2 mile long by 1/4 mile wide. 1978 - mining in the pit ceased.

This deposit was visited on July 24th, 2003. The partially water-filled open pit was viewed at the site. Activity on the site is limited to Canada Talc and Aecon Ltd. Canada Talc is utilizing the mill buildings to upgrade their talc from their mine in Huntingdon Township while Aecon continues to crush and ship the limestone caprock for aggregrate.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


25 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Detailed Mineral List:

Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Rochester Lapidary Society; "RockCollector" May-2006
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: George Thompson collection
Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: George Thompson collection
Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 59:207 & 208.
'Andradite-Grossular Series'
Reference: www.ontariominerals.com
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: http://www.geologyontario.mndm.gov.on.ca/mndmfiles/MDI/data/records/MDI31C05NE00014.html
Axinite-(Fe)
Formula: Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
Reference: J. Greiner
'Axinite Group'
Reference: George Thompson collection
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Fouynd on specimen in the collection of Steve Stuart
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: http://www.geologyontario.mndm.gov.on.ca/mndmfiles/MDI/data/records/MDI31C05NE00014.html
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 59:207 & 208.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: http://www.geologyontario.mndm.gov.on.ca/mndmfiles/MDI/data/records/MDI31C05NE00014.html
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: http://www.geologyontario.mndm.gov.on.ca/mndmfiles/MDI/data/records/MDI31C05NE00014.html
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: J. Greiner
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 59:207 & 208.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: George Thompson collection
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 59:207 & 208.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: George Thompson collection
Hedenbergite
Formula: CaFe2+Si2O6
Reference: Van King
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Ann P. Sabina, Rocks & Minerals for the Collector: Geoligical Survey of Canada Miscellaneous Report 41. Page 106, Marmoraton mine.
'Hornblende'
Reference: http://www.geologyontario.mndm.gov.on.ca/mndmfiles/MDI/data/records/MDI31C05NE00014.html
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Reference: George Thompson collection
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 59:207 & 208.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Jürgen Greiner Collection
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 59:207 & 208.
Palygorskite
Formula: (Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Maggie Wilson
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Sabina, Rocks and Minerals for the Collector, Hull-Maniwaki, Quebecv; Ottawa-Peterborough, Ontario, Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 69-50, 1972
'Pyroxene Group'
Reference: George Thompson collection
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: http://www.geologyontario.mndm.gov.on.ca/mndmfiles/MDI/data/records/MDI31C05NE00014.html
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 59:207 & 208.
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: http://www.geologyontario.mndm.gov.on.ca/mndmfiles/MDI/data/records/MDI31C05NE00014.html
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: http://www.geologyontario.mndm.gov.on.ca/mndmfiles/MDI/data/records/MDI31C05NE00014.html
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: http://www.geologyontario.mndm.gov.on.ca/mndmfiles/MDI/data/records/MDI31C05NE00014.html

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Magnesite5.AB.05MgCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Almandine ?9.AD.25Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Andradite9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Axinite-(Fe)9.BD.20Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Grossular9.AD.25Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Hedenbergite9.DA.15CaFe2+Si2O6
Palygorskite9.EE.20(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Andradite-Grossular Series'-
'Axinite Group'-
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Hornblende'-
'Pyroxene Group'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Magnesite14.1.1.2MgCO3
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
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Almandine ?51.4.3a.2Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Andradite51.4.3b.1Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Grossular51.4.3b.2Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
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 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and/or >[4] coordination
Axinite-(Fe)56.2.2.1Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
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
Hedenbergite65.1.3a.2CaFe2+Si2O6
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Palygorskite74.3.1a.1(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
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)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Andradite-Grossular Series'-
'Axinite Group'-
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Hornblende'-
'Pyroxene Group'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Axinite-(Fe)Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
BBoron
B Axinite-(Fe)Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MagnesiteMgCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
OOxygen
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
O GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
O BaryteBaSO4
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O MagnesiteMgCO3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O HematiteFe2O3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Axinite-(Fe)Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
FFluorine
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg MagnesiteMgCO3
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
AlAluminium
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Axinite-(Fe)Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
Al Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Al AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
SiSilicon
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Si GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Si QuartzSiO2
Si HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Axinite-(Fe)Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
Si Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
SSulfur
S MarcasiteFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S BaryteBaSO4
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S SphaleriteZnS
KPotassium
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CaCalcium
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Ca GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca Axinite-(Fe)Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Axinite-(Fe)Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Fe AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
NiNickel
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CuCopper
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Zn SphaleriteZnS
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4

References

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- Rocks & Minerals: 59: 207-208.
Sabina, A.P. (1970) Rocks & minerals for the collector: Hull – Maniwaki, Quebec; Ottawa – Peterborough, Ontario. Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 69-50, 141p. Reissued in 1987 as Geological Survey of Canada, Miscellaneous Report 41, 141p.
Robinson, G., Chamberlain, S. (1982) An introduction to the mineralogy of Ontario's Grenville Province. Mineralogical Record: 13 (2), 71-86.
Mathur S. (2015) The Geochemistry of the Marmoraton Fe skarn and associated syenodioritic intrusion, Grenville Province, S. Ontario. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Toronto, 65 p.
Catalogue #3402CL, Lemanski collection.

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