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Name in French:Territoires du Nord-Ouest, Canada
Name in German:Nordwest-Territorien, Kanada
Name in Italian:Territori del Nord-Ovest, Canada
Name in Russian:Северо-Западные территории, Канада
Name in Simplified Chinese:西北地区, 加拿大
Name in Spanish:Territorios del Noroeste, Canadá
Name in Afrikaans:Noordwestelike gebiede, Kanada
Name in Albanian:Territoret Veri-Perëndimore, Kanadaja
Name in Amharic:ስሜን-ምዕራብ ግዛቶች
Name in Anglo-Saxon:Norþwest Landscipas
Name in Arabic:الأقاليم الشمالية الغربية, كندا
Name in Armenian:Հյուսիսարևմտյան տարածքներ
Name in Asturian:Territorios del Noroeste
Name in Azeri:Şimal-Qərb əraziləri
Name in Basque:Ipar-mendebaldeko Lurraldeak
Name in Belarusian:Паўночна-Заходнія тэрыторыі, Канада
Name in Belarusian (Tarashkevitsa):Паўночна-Заходнія тэрыторыі
Name in Bengali:উত্তরপশ্চিম অধীনস্থ অঞ্চলসমূহ
Name in Bosnian:Sjeverozapadne teritorije
Name in Breton:Tiriadoù ar Gwalarn
Name in Bulgarian:Северозападни територии, Канада
Name in Catalan:Territoris del Nord-oest, Canadà
Name in Cebuano:Northwest Territories
Name in Cornish:Tiredhow an North-West
Name in Croatian:Sjeverozapadni teritoriji
Name in Czech:Severozápadní teritoria, Kanada
Name in Danish:Northwest Territories, Canada
Name in Dutch:Northwest Territories, Canada
Name in Esperanto:Nordokcidentaj Teritorioj
Name in Estonian:Loodealad, Kanada
Name in Faroese:Northwest Territories
Name in Farsi/Persian:قلمروهای شمال غرب, کانادا
Name in Finnish:Luoteisterritoriot, Kanada
Name in Galician:Territorios do Noroeste, Canadá
Name in Georgian:ჩრდილო-დასავლეთი ტერიტორიები
Name in Greek:Βορειοδυτικά Εδάφη, Καναδάς
Name in Greenlandic:Northwest Territories
Name in Hebrew:הטריטוריות הצפון-מערביות, קנדה
Name in Hindi:नॉर्थवेस्ट टेरीटरीज़, कनाडा
Name in Hungarian:Északnyugati területek, Kanada
Name in Icelandic:Norðvesturhéruðin, Kanada
Name in Indonesian:Wilayah Barat Laut, Kanada
Name in Inuktitut:ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᖅ
Name in Irish Gaelic:Críocha an Iarthuaiscirt, Ceanada
Name in Japanese:ノースウエスト準州, カナダ
Name in Judaeo-Spanish:Territorios del Noroeste
Name in Kapampangan:Northwest Territories
Name in Korean:노스웨스트 준주, 캐나다
Name in Latin:Territoria septentrio-occidentalia
Name in Latvian:Ziemeļrietumu Teritorijas, Kanāda
Name in Ligurian:Teritöi do Nòrd-Ovest
Name in Lithuanian:Šiaurės Vakarai, Kanada
Name in Luxembourgish:Nordwest-Territoiren
Name in Macedonian:Северозападни Територии, Канада
Name in Malay:Wilayah Barat Laut
Name in Manx:Thallooyn yn Eear Hwoaie
Name in Marathi:नॉर्थवेस्ट टेरिटोरीज
Name in Min Dong Chinese:Să̤-báe̤k Liāng-tū
Name in Mingrelian:ოორუე-ბჟადალი ტერიტორიეფი
Name in Mongolian:Баруун Хойд Нутаг Дэвсгэр
Name in Northern Frisian:Nuurdwaast-Teritoorien
Name in Norwegian:Nordvestterritoriene, Canada
Name in Norwegian (Nynorsk):Nordvestterritoria
Name in Occitan:Territòris del Nòrd Oèst
Name in Ossetian:Цæгат-Ныгуылæн территоритæ
Name in Piedmontese:Teritòri dël Nòrd-Òvest
Name in Polish:Terytoria Północno-Zachodnie, Kanada
Name in Portuguese:Territórios do Noroeste, Canadá
Name in Punjabi:ਉੱਤਰ-ਪੱਛਮੀ ਰਾਜਖੇਤਰ
Name in Romanian:Teritoriile de Nordvest, Canada
Name in Russia Buriat:Баруун Хойто нютаг дэбисхэр
Name in Samogitian:Šiaurės vakarū terituorėjė
Name in Sardinian:Territòrios de su Norti-Uestu
Name in Scots:Northwast Territories
Name in Scottish Gaelic:Roinnean an Iar Thuath
Name in Serbian:Северозападне територије, Канада
Name in Serbo-Croatian:Sjeverozapadni teritoriji
Name in Slovak:Severozápadné teritóriá, Kanada
Name in Slovenian:Severozahodni teritoriji, Kanada
Name in Swahili:Northwest Territories, Kanada
Name in Swedish:Northwest Territories, Kanada
Name in Tagalog:Northwest Territories, Canada
Name in Tamil:வடமேற்கு நிலப்பகுதிகள்
Name in Thai:นอร์ทเวสต์เทร์ริทอรีส์, แคนาดา
Name in Traditional Chinese:西北地區
Name in Turkish:Kuzeybatı Toprakları, Kanada
Name in Ukrainian:Північно-західні території, Канада
Name in Urdu:شمال مغربی علاقہ جات، کینیڈا
Name in Uyghur:Gherbiy Shimal Rayoni
Name in Uzbek (Latin Script):Shimoli-Gʻarbiy hududlar
Name in Venetian:Northwest Territories
Name in Vietnamese:Các Lãnh thổ Tây Bắc, Canada
Name in Volapük:Northwest Territories
Name in Waray:Mga Teritoryo ha Kanawayan
Name in Welsh:Tiriogaethau'r Gogledd-orllewin, Canada
Name in West Flemish:Nôordwestlikke Gebiedn
Name in West Frisian:Noardwestlike Territoaria
Name in Western Punjabi:اُتلے لہندے علاقے
Name in Yiddish:נארדוועסט טעריטאריעס
Neighbouring regions:
Largest Settlements:
PlacePopulation
Yellowknife15,865 (2016)
Hay River3,400 (2011)
Inuvik3,022 (2008)
Fort Smith2,364 (2016)
Behchoko1,926 (2018)
Fort McPherson1,069 (2013)


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Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Aegirine
Formula: NaFe3+Si2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Aegirine-augite
Formula: (NaaCabFe2+cMgd)(Fe3+eAlfFe2+gMgh)Si2O6
Reference: Badham, J. P. N. and Muda, M. M. Z, 1980, Mineralogy and Paragenesis of Hydrothermal Mineralizations in the East Arm of Great Slave Lake, Economic Geology, 75:1220-1238.
Aenigmatite
Formula: Na4[Fe2+10Ti2]O4[Si12O36]
'Aeschynite'
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Albite var: Andesine
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Reference: Badham, J. P. N. and Muda, M. M. Z, 1980, Mineralogy and Paragenesis of Hydrothermal Mineralizations in the East Arm of Great Slave Lake, Economic Geology, 75:1220-1238.
Albite var: Cleavelandite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Algodonite
Formula: (Cu1-xAsx)
Allanite-(Ce)
Formula: {CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Allanite Group'
Formula: {A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Allanite-(La)
Formula: {CaLa}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist 41:117-137
Alluaudite
Formula: (Na,Ca)Mn2+(Fe3+,Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)2(PO4)3
Reference: Northern Mineral Showings Database, NWT Geoscience Office.
'Alluaudite Group'
Reference: Wise, M. and Cerny, P., 1990, Beusite-Triphylite Intergrowths from theYellowknife Pegmatite Field, Northwest Territories, Canadian Mineralogist, v. 28: 133-139.
Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Altaite
Formula: PbTe
Reference: COLEMAN, L.C. (1953) Mineralogy of the Yellowknife Bay are, N.W.T. American Mineralogist 38, 506-527.
Alunogen
Formula: Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Reference: Battler, M. M., Osinski, G. R., Lim, D. S., Davila, A. F., Michel, F. A., Craig, M. A., ... & Preston, L. J. (2013). Characterization of the acidic cold seep emplaced jarositic Golden Deposit, NWT, Canada, as an analogue for jarosite deposition on Mars. Icarus, 224(2), 382-398.
Amblygonite
Formula: LiAl(PO4)F
'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Andalusite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Stavinga, D., Jamieson, H., Layton-Matthews, D., Paradis, S., & Falck, H. (2017). Geochemical and mineralogical controls on metal (loid) mobility in the oxide zone of the Prairie Creek Deposit, NWT. Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis, 17(1), 21-33.
Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Annabergite
Formula: Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Annite
Formula: KFe2+3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Antigorite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Sabina, A.P. (1972) Rocks & minerals for the collector: The Alaska Highway, Dawson Creek, British Columbia to Yukon/Alaska border. GSC paper 72-32. Reissued (1992) as GSC Miscellaneous Report 50, 21-22.
Antimony
Formula: Sb
'Apatite'
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Arfvedsonite
Formula: [Na][Na2][Fe2+4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Argentopyrite ?
Formula: AgFe2S3
Reference: Hewton, M. L. (2012). Investigation of the Mountain River beryl (emerald variety) occurrence, Mackenzie Mountains, Northwest Territories (MSc dissertation, Science: Department of Earth Sciences).
Arsenic
Formula: As
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Localities: Reported from at least 26 localities in this region.
Asbolane
Formula: (Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
Astrophyllite
Formula: K2NaFe2+7Ti2Si8O28(OH)4F
Reference: www.koeln.netsurf.de/~w.steffens/can.htm.; Badham 91978), Davidson (1978 & 1983)
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: Stavinga, D., Jamieson, H., Layton-Matthews, D., Paradis, S., & Falck, H. (2017). Geochemical and mineralogical controls on metal (loid) mobility in the oxide zone of the Prairie Creek Deposit, NWT. Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis, 17(1), 21-33.
Aurostibite (TL)
Formula: AuSb2
Reference: COLEMAN, L.C. (1953): Mineralogy of the Yellowknife Bay are, N.W.T. American Mineralogist 38, 506-527. GRAHAM, A.R. & KAIMAN, S. (1952): Aurostibite, AuSb2; a new mineral in the pyrite group. American Mineralogist 37, 461-469.
Axinite-(Fe)
Formula: Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
'Axinite Group'
Reference: Sabina, A.P. (1972) Rocks & minerals for the collector: The Alaska Highway, Dawson Creek, British Columbia to Yukon/Alaska border. GSC paper 72-32. Reissued (1992) as GSC Miscellaneous Report 50, 21-22.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Barrerite
Formula: (Na,K,Ca0.5)2[Al2Si7O18] · 7H2O
Reference: www.trinityminerals.com; Mesh Environmental (2008) Geochemical Characterization of the Cantung Mine Tailings, NWT. Project No. M018-001
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
'Bastnäsite'
Bastnäsite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(CO3)F
Becquerelite
Formula: Ca(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
Reference: Rod Tyson, The Port Radium District, Northwest Territories, Canada Mineralogical Record (1989) vol.20. #3, pp 201-208 .
Benjaminite (TL)
Formula: Ag3Bi7S12
Type Locality:
Description: The mineral was first studied by Shannon (1924), who concluded on the basis of chemical data only that it was a new species and proposed the name benjaminite. Nuffield (1953) re-examined the type specimen and determined that Shannon’s “benjaminite” was actually aikinite. Nuffield, however, noted a minute amount of another phase in the type specimen that deviated from Shannon’s description and analytical data. He described it as a new species retaining Shannon’s name for the mineral. Owing to erroneous data, benjaminite was briefly discredited (1973-1974). The type specimen from TL1 and specimens from two Canadian localities were investigated by Nuffield (1975) and Harris & Chen (1975), and data derived from all three localities were used in a joint proposal to IMA CNMMN for the revalidation of the species.
Reference: SHANNON, E.V. (1924): Benjaminite, a new sulfosalt mineral of the klaprothite group. Proceedings of the U.S. National Museum 65(24), 1-9. (check 1925) NUFFIELD, E.W. (1953): Benjaminite. American Mineralogist 38, 550-552. NUFFIELD, E.W. (1975): Benjaminite B a re-examination of the type material. Canadian Mineralogist 13, 394-401. HARRIS, D.C. & CHEN, T.T. (1975): Benjaminite, reinstated as valid species. Canadian Mineralogist 13, 402-407.
Berthierine
Formula: (Fe2+,Fe3+,Al)3(Si,Al)2O5(OH)4
Reference: Wise, M. and Cerny, P., 1990, Beusite-Triphylite Intergrowths from theYellowknife Pegmatite Field, Northwest Territories, Canadian Mineralogist, v. 28: 133-139.
Berthierite
Formula: FeSb2S4
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Reference: www.alpinegems.net
Beryl var: Aquamarine
Formula: Be3Al2Si6O18
Reference: The Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 41, pp. 139-160 (2003)
Beryl var: Emerald
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Beryl var: Goshenite
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: The Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 41, pp. 139-160 (2003)
Beusite
Formula: Mn2+Mn2+2 (PO4)2
Reference: Wise, M. and Cerny, P., 1990, Beusite-Triphylite Intergrowths from theYellowknife Pegmatite Field, Northwest Territories, Canadian Mineralogist, v. 28: 133-139.
Beusite-(Ca) (TL)
Formula: CaMn2+2(PO4)2
Type Locality:
Reference: Hawthorne, F.C., Ball, N., Wise, M.A., Pieczka, A., Włodek, A. (2017): Beusite-(Ca), IMA 2017-051. CNMNC Newsletter No. 39, October 2017, page 1283; Mineralogical Magazine, 81, 1279–1286; http://forum.amiminerals.it/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=14029&sid=1bd8fea6f10174ac7bdd04a79c06bffd (2017)
Bianchite
Formula: (Zn,Fe)SO4 · 6H2O
Reference: Rocks & Min 81:1 pp 24-32
'Bindheimite'
Formula: Pb2Sb2O6O
Reference: Stavinga, D., Jamieson, H., Layton-Matthews, D., Paradis, S., & Falck, H. (2017). Geochemical and mineralogical controls on metal (loid) mobility in the oxide zone of the Prairie Creek Deposit, NWT. Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis, 17(1), 21-33.
'Biotite'
Localities: Reported from at least 25 localities in this region.
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Bismutite
Formula: (BiO)2CO3
'Bismutopyrochlore (of Chukanov et al.)'
Formula: (Bi,Ca,U,Pb)2-xNb2(O,OH)6(OH)
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist 41:117-137
'Bitumen'
Reference: Can. Rockhound 7(1), 2003
Blödite
Formula: Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Reference: Can Min vol 25 pp 221-226 (1987)
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
Boromuscovite ?
Formula: KAl2(BSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Northern Mineral Showings Database, NWT Geoscience Office.
Boulangerite
Formula: Pb5Sb4S11
Bournonite
Formula: PbCuSbS3
'Bravoite'
Formula: (Fe,Ni)S2
Reference: Badham, J. P. N. and Muda, M. M. Z, 1980, Mineralogy and Paragenesis of Hydrothermal Mineralizations in the East Arm of Great Slave Lake, Economic Geology, 75:1220-1238.
Breithauptite
Formula: NiSb
Britholite-(Ce)
Formula: (Ce,Ca)5(SiO4)3OH
Bultfonteinite
Formula: Ca2(HSiO4)F · H2O
Reference: Anton R. Chakhmouradian and Roger H. Mitchell (2001) Three compositional varieties of perovskite from kimberlites of the Lac de Gras Field (Northwest Territories, Canada). Mineralogical Magazine 65:133-148
Calaverite
Formula: AuTe2
Calciocatapleiite
Formula: CaZr(Si3O9) · 2H2O
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 31 localities in this region.
Cancrinite
Formula: (Na,Ca,☐)8(Al6Si6O24)(CO3,SO4)2 · 2H2O
Reference: MÖLLER, V. (2016) The Nature and origin of the Nechalacho Rare Metal Deposit (REE, Nb, Zr), Northwest Territories, Canada. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, McGill University, Montreal. 409 p.
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Catapleiite
Formula: Na2Zr(Si3O9) · 2H2O
Cerianite-(Ce)
Formula: (Ce4+,Th)O2
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Chabazite-Ca
Formula: (Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 40 localities in this region.
Chalcostibite
Formula: CuSbS2
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Chamosite
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
'Chamosite-Clinochlore Series'
Reference: Badham, J. P. N. and Muda, M. M. Z, 1980, Mineralogy and Paragenesis of Hydrothermal Mineralizations in the East Arm of Great Slave Lake, Economic Geology, 75:1220-1238.
'Chlorite Group'
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
Chloritoid
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Reference: The Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 41, pp. 139-160 (2003)
Christelite
Formula: Cu2Zn3(SO4)2(OH)6 · 4H2O
Reference: Stavinga, D., Jamieson, H., Layton-Matthews, D., Paradis, S., & Falck, H. (2017). Geochemical and mineralogical controls on metal (loid) mobility in the oxide zone of the Prairie Creek Deposit, NWT. Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis, 17(1), 21-33.
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Chrysotile
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Journal of Petrology 40:79-104
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: Stavinga, D., Jamieson, H., Layton-Matthews, D., Paradis, S., & Falck, H. (2017). Geochemical and mineralogical controls on metal (loid) mobility in the oxide zone of the Prairie Creek Deposit, NWT. Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis, 17(1), 21-33.
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: Acosta-Góngora, P., Gleeson, S. A., Samson, I. M., Ootes, L., & Corriveau, L. (2015). Gold Refining by Bismuth Melts in the Iron Oxide-Dominated NICO Au-Co-Bi (±Cu±W) Deposit, NWT, Canada. Economic Geology, 110(2), 291-314.
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Cobaltite
Formula: CoAsS
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Coesite
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Donnelly, C. L. et al. (2007): Lithos 98, 160-176.
Columbite-(Fe)
Formula: Fe2+Nb2O6
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
'Columbite-Tantalite'
Copper
Formula: Cu
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Cordierite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Reference: www.alpinegems.net
Corundum
Formula: Al2O3
Corundum var: Sapphire
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: www.alpinegems.net
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Crandallite
Formula: CaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Reference: Anderson, M. O., Lentz, D. R., McFarlane, C. R., & Falck, H. (2013). A geological, geochemical and textural study of an LCT pegmatite: implications for the magmatic versus metasomatic origin of Nb-Ta mineralization in the Moose II pegmatite, Northwest Territories, Canada. Journal of GEOsciences, 58(4), 299-320.
Cubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Cummingtonite
Formula: ☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Whitty, W. H. (2007). Structural and metamorphic evolution of the Ormsby Zone and relative timing of gold mineralization: a newly defined Archean orogenic gold prospect hosted on the Discovery Property, Yellowknife greenstone belt, Slave Province, Canada.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Harris, D. C. & Thorpe, R. I. (1985): Occurrence of copper arsenides in the East Arm area, Great Slave Lake, District of Mackenzie. Geological Survey of Canada Paper 85-1A, 713-716.
Cuprosklodowskite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(SiO3OH]2 · 6H2O
Reference: Cowan, L.I. (1962): Cuprosklodowskite, kasolite and schoepite from Great Bear Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada. Can. Mineral. 7, 331-332.
Curite
Formula: Pb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2O
Reference: Rod Tyson, The Port Radium District, Northwest Territories, Canada Mineralogical Record (1989) vol.20. #3, pp 201-208 .
Dadsonite (TL)
Formula: Pb23Sb25S60Cl
Type Locality:
Reference: COLEMAN, L.C. (1953): Mineralogy of the Yellowknife Bay are, N.W.T. American Mineralogist 38, 506-527. JAMBOR, J.L. (1967a): New lead sulfantimonides from Madoc, Ontario. 1. Canadian Mineralogist 9, 7-24. JAMBOR, J.L. (1967b): New lead sulfantimonides from Madoc, Ontario. 2. Mineral descriptions. Canadian Mineralogist 9, 191-213. JAMBOR, J.L. (1968): New lead sulfantimonides from Madoc, Ontario. 3. Syntheses, paragenesis, origin. Canadian Mineralogist 10, 507-521. JAMBOR, J.L. (1969): Dadsonite (minerals Q and QM), a new lead sulphantimonide. Mineralogical Magazine 37, 437-441.
Danburite
Formula: CaB2Si2O8
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist 41:117-137; Northern Mineral Showings Database, NWT Geoscience Office.
Diamond
Formula: C
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Diopside var: Chromian Diopside
Formula: Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
Reference: Journal of Petrology 40:79-104
Djerfisherite
Formula: K6(Fe,Cu,Ni)25S26Cl
Reference: Anton R. Chakhmouradian and Roger H. Mitchell (2001) Three compositional varieties of perovskite from kimberlites of the Lac de Gras Field (Northwest Territories, Canada). Mineralogical Magazine 65:133-148
Djurleite
Formula: Cu31S16
Reference: www.fortuneminerals.com/articles/CIM_Paper_1999.pdf.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Localities: Reported from at least 22 localities in this region.
Dolomite var: Ferroan Dolomite
Formula: Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Reference: Hewton, M. L. (2012). Investigation of the Mountain River beryl (emerald variety) occurrence, Mackenzie Mountains, Northwest Territories (MSc dissertation, Science: Department of Earth Sciences).
Domeykite
Formula: Cu3As
Reference: Harris, D. C. & Thorpe, R. I. (1985): Occurrence of copper arsenides in the East Arm area, Great Slave Lake, District of Mackenzie. Geological Survey of Canada Paper 85-1A, 713-716.
Domeykite-β
Formula: Cu3-xAs
Reference: Harris, D. C. & Thorpe, R. I. (1985): Occurrence of copper arsenides in the East Arm area, Great Slave Lake, District of Mackenzie. Geological Survey of Canada Paper 85-1A, 713-716.
Douglasite
Formula: K2[Fe2+Cl4(OH2)2]
Reference: Battler, M. M., Osinski, G. R., Lim, D. S., Davila, A. F., Michel, F. A., Craig, M. A., ... & Preston, L. J. (2013). Characterization of the acidic cold seep emplaced jarositic Golden Deposit, NWT, Canada, as an analogue for jarosite deposition on Mars. Icarus, 224(2), 382-398.
Dravite
Formula: Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Eitelite
Formula: Na2Mg(CO3)2
Reference: Sharygin, I. S., Golovin, A. V., Korsakov, A. V., & Pokhilenko, N. P. (2013). Eitelite in sheared peridotite xenoliths from Udachnaya-East kimberlite pipe (Russia)–a new locality and host rock type. European Journal of Mineralogy, 25(5), 825-834.
Elbaite
Formula: Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist 41:117-137; Northern Mineral Showings Database, NWT Geoscience Office.
Emplectite
Formula: CuBiS2
Enstatite
Formula: MgSiO3
Enstatite var: Bronzite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Reference: Mundt, J. The EKATI–Kimberlite–Diamond–Mine in Canada.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Erythrite
Formula: Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Eudialyte
Formula: Na15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
Famatinite
Formula: Cu3SbS4
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
'Feldspar Group'
'Feldspar Group var: Perthite'
Ferberite
Formula: FeWO4
Reference: Northwest Territories Geoscience Office Showing ID 085HNW0034
Fergusonite-(Y)
Formula: YNbO4
Ferrihydrite
Formula: Fe3+10O14(OH)2
Reference: Battler, M. M., Osinski, G. R., Lim, D. S., Davila, A. F., Michel, F. A., Craig, M. A., ... & Preston, L. J. (2013). Characterization of the acidic cold seep emplaced jarositic Golden Deposit, NWT, Canada, as an analogue for jarosite deposition on Mars. Icarus, 224(2), 382-398.
Ferrobustamite
Formula: CaFe2+(Si2O6)
Ferro-hornblende
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Fe2+4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Reference: Acosta-Góngora, P., Gleeson, S. A., Samson, I. M., Ootes, L., & Corriveau, L. (2015). Gold Refining by Bismuth Melts in the Iron Oxide-Dominated NICO Au-Co-Bi (±Cu±W) Deposit, NWT, Canada. Economic Geology, 110(2), 291-314.
Ferro-richterite
Formula: {Na}{CaNa}{Fe2+5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Feruvite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+)3MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist 41:117-137
Fibroferrite
Formula: Fe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
Reference: Battler, M. M., Osinski, G. R., Lim, D. S., Davila, A. F., Michel, F. A., Craig, M. A., ... & Preston, L. J. (2013). Characterization of the acidic cold seep emplaced jarositic Golden Deposit, NWT, Canada, as an analogue for jarosite deposition on Mars. Icarus, 224(2), 382-398.
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
'Fluorbritholite'
Reference: MÖLLER, V. (2016) The Nature and origin of the Nechalacho Rare Metal Deposit (REE, Nb, Zr), Northwest Territories, Canada. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, McGill University, Montreal. 409 p.
Fluorbritholite-(Ce)
Formula: (Ce,Ca)5(SiO4)3F
Reference: MÖLLER, V. (2016) The Nature and origin of the Nechalacho Rare Metal Deposit (REE, Nb, Zr), Northwest Territories, Canada. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, McGill University, Montreal. 409 p.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
Fluornatropyrochlore
Formula: (Na,Pb,Ca,REE,U)2Nb2O6F
Reference: MÖLLER, V. (2016) The Nature and origin of the Nechalacho Rare Metal Deposit (REE, Nb, Zr), Northwest Territories, Canada. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, McGill University, Montreal. 409 p.
Fluorstrophite
Formula: SrCaSr3(PO4)3F
Reference: Anton R. Chakhmouradian and Roger H. Mitchell (2001) Three compositional varieties of perovskite from kimberlites of the Lac de Gras Field (Northwest Territories, Canada). Mineralogical Magazine 65:133-148
Foitite
Formula: (□,Na)(Fe2+2Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OH
Reference: Geological Association of Canada (2014) Abstracts Fredericton Vol 37
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Fourmarierite
Formula: Pb(UO2)4O3(OH)4 · 4H2O
Reference: Traill, R.J. (1983) Catalogue of Canadian minerals. p.208
Freibergite
Formula: Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Galena
Formula: PbS
Localities: Reported from at least 29 localities in this region.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Gersdorffite
Formula: NiAsS
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
'Gismondine'
Reference: Battler, M. M., Osinski, G. R., Lim, D. S., Davila, A. F., Michel, F. A., Craig, M. A., ... & Preston, L. J. (2013). Characterization of the acidic cold seep emplaced jarositic Golden Deposit, NWT, Canada, as an analogue for jarosite deposition on Mars. Icarus, 224(2), 382-398.
Gittinsite ?
Formula: CaZrSi2O7
Reference: Sheard, E.R. (2010); SHEARD, E.R., WILLIAMS-JONES, A.E., HEILIGMANN, M., PEDERSON, C. AND TRUEMAN, D.L. (2012) Controls on the concentration of zirconium, niobium, and the rare earth elements in the Thor Lake rare metal deposit, Northwest Territories, Canada. Economic Geology, 107(1), 81-104.
Glaucodot
Formula: (Co0.50Fe0.50)AsS
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Gold
Formula: Au
Localities: Reported from at least 18 localities in this region.
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Werner, A.B.T., Sinclair, W.D., and Amey, E.B. (1998): US Geological Survey Circular 930-O.; Mesh Environmental (2008) Geochemical Characterization of the Cantung Mine Tailings, NWT. Project No. M018-001
Guanajuatite
Formula: Bi2Se3
Gudmundite
Formula: FeSbS
'Gummite'
Gustavite
Formula: AgPbBi3S6
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy; D. C. Harris (1975) Canadian Mineralogist 13:411-414
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Gypsum var: Selenite
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Can. Rockhound 7(1), 2003
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Reference: Sharygin, I. S., Golovin, A. V., Korsakov, A. V., & Pokhilenko, N. P. (2013). Eitelite in sheared peridotite xenoliths from Udachnaya-East kimberlite pipe (Russia)–a new locality and host rock type. European Journal of Mineralogy, 25(5), 825-834.
Hambergite
Formula: Be2(BO3)(OH)
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist 41:117-137; Northern Mineral Showings Database, NWT Geoscience Office.
Hastingsite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Fe2+4Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Reference: Acosta-Góngora, P., Gleeson, S. A., Samson, I. M., Ootes, L., & Corriveau, L. (2015). Gold Refining by Bismuth Melts in the Iron Oxide-Dominated NICO Au-Co-Bi (±Cu±W) Deposit, NWT, Canada. Economic Geology, 110(2), 291-314.
Hauchecornite
Formula: Ni9BiSbS8
Reference: Badham, J. P. N. and Muda, M. M. Z, 1980, Mineralogy and Paragenesis of Hydrothermal Mineralizations in the East Arm of Great Slave Lake, Economic Geology, 75:1220-1238.
Heazlewoodite
Formula: Ni3S2
Reference: Chakhmouradian, A. R., Reguir, E. P., & Mitchell, R. H. (2002). Strontium-apatite: New occurrences, and the extent of Sr-for-Ca substitution in apatite-group minerals. The Canadian Mineralogist, 40(1), 121-136.
Hedenbergite
Formula: CaFe2+Si2O6
Helvine
Formula: Be3Mn2+4(SiO4)3S
Reference: The Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 41, pp. 139-160 (2003)
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Localities: Reported from at least 25 localities in this region.
Hematite var: Specularite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Northwest Territories Geoscience Office Showing ID 085HNW0034
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Rocks & Min 81:1 pp 24-32
Hessite
Formula: Ag2Te
Heterogenite
Formula: Co3+O(OH)
Heulandite-Ca
Formula: (Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Reference: The Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 41, pp. 139-160 (2003)
Hexahydrite
Formula: MgSO4 · 6H2O
'Hornblende'
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Hydroniumjarosite
Formula: (H3O)Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Battler, M. M., Osinski, G. R., Lim, D. S., Davila, A. F., Michel, F. A., Craig, M. A., ... & Preston, L. J. (2013). Characterization of the acidic cold seep emplaced jarositic Golden Deposit, NWT, Canada, as an analogue for jarosite deposition on Mars. Icarus, 224(2), 382-398.
Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)
Formula: KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
Reference: Anton R. Chakhmouradian and Roger H. Mitchell (2001) Three compositional varieties of perovskite from kimberlites of the Lac de Gras Field (Northwest Territories, Canada). Mineralogical Magazine 65:133-148
Hydroxylapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
Hydroxylapatite var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
Description: strontium rich
Reference: Chakhmouradian, A. R., Reguir, E. P., & Mitchell, R. H. (2002). Strontium-apatite: New occurrences, and the extent of Sr-for-Ca substitution in apatite-group minerals. The Canadian Mineralogist, 40(1), 121-136.
Hydrozincite
Formula: Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
'Indicolite'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Northern Mineral Showings Database, NWT Geoscience Office.
Iron
Formula: Fe
Iron var: Kamacite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Isocubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Ixiolite
Formula: (Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8
Jalpaite
Formula: Ag3CuS2
Jamesonite
Formula: Pb4FeSb6S14
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Johannite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Traill, R.J. (1983) Catalogue of Canadian minerals. p.208
Jordanite
Formula: Pb14(As,Sb)6S23
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Kasolite
Formula: Pb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
Reference: L. I. Cowan (1962): Cuprosklodowskite, kasolite and schoepite from Great Bear Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada. Can. Mineral. 7, 331-332.
Kawazulite
Formula: Bi2Te2Se
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Kentbrooksite
Formula: (Na,REE)15(Ca,REE)6(Mn2+,Fe2+)3Zr3Nb[Si25O74]F2 · 2H2O
Reference: MÖLLER, V. (2016) The Nature and origin of the Nechalacho Rare Metal Deposit (REE, Nb, Zr), Northwest Territories, Canada. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, McGill University, Montreal. 409 p.
'K Feldspar'
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Khibinskite
Formula: K2ZrSi2O7
Reference: Anton R. Chakhmouradian and Roger H. Mitchell (2001) Three compositional varieties of perovskite from kimberlites of the Lac de Gras Field (Northwest Territories, Canada). Mineralogical Magazine 65:133-148
'Klaprothite (of Petersen)'
Reference: B. J. Kieller (1965) Mineralogy of the No. 2 Zone Eldorado Mine, Port Radium Northwest Territories. Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology 13:452
Kutinaite
Formula: Ag6Cu14As7
Reference: Harris, D. C. & Thorpe, R. I. (1985): Occurrence of copper arsenides in the East Arm area, Great Slave Lake, District of Mackenzie. Geological Survey of Canada Paper 85-1A, 713-716.
Kutnohorite
Formula: CaMn2+(CO3)2
Kyanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: www.venuewest.com/8IKC/s2post.htm.
Lanthanite-(Ce)
Formula: (Ce,La,Nd)2(CO3)3 · 8H2O
Laumontite
Formula: CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Reference: The Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 41, pp. 139-160 (2003)
Lazulite
Formula: MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Reference: Silke, R. (2009) The Operational History of Mines in the Northwest Territories, Canada
Lead
Formula: Pb
Lengenbachite
Formula: Ag4Cu2Pb18As12S39
'Lepidolite'
Leucoxene
Reference: Padgham, W A, Atkinson, D O (1991) Mineral Deposits of the Slave Province, Northwest Territories (Field Trip 13, 8th IAGOD Symposium) Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2168
Liebigite
Formula: Ca2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 11H2O
Reference: Rod Tyson, The Port Radium District, Northwest Territories, Canada Mineralogical Record (1989) vol.20. #3, pp 201-208 .
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Lithiophilite
Formula: LiMn2+PO4
Löllingite
Formula: FeAs2
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Magnesiochromite
Formula: MgCr2O4
Reference: Anton R. Chakhmouradian and Roger H. Mitchell (2001) Three compositional varieties of perovskite from kimberlites of the Lac de Gras Field (Northwest Territories, Canada). Mineralogical Magazine 65:133-148
Magnesiozippeite
Formula: Mg(UO2)2(SO4)O2 · 3.5H2O
Reference: Bridget E. McCollam (2002) ZIPPEITES: CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION AND POWDER X-RAY DIFFRACTION STUDIES OF SYNTHETIC AND NATURAL SAMPLES MS Thesis, Notre Dame University
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Localities: Reported from at least 23 localities in this region.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Matildite
Formula: AgBiS2
Maucherite
Formula: Ni11As8
Mckinstryite
Formula: Ag5-xCu3+xS4
Melanterite
Formula: Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Reference: Rocks & Min 81:1 pp 24-32
'Melilite Group'
Formula: Ca2M(XSiO7)
Reference: Caro, G., Kopylova, M. G., & Creaser, R. A. (2004). The hypabyssal 5034 kimberlite of the Gahcho Kue cluster, southeastern Slave craton, Northwest Territories, Canada: a granite-contaminated Group-I kimberlite. The Canadian Mineralogist, 42(1), 183-207.
Meneghinite
Formula: Pb13CuSb7S24
Mesolite
Formula: Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Microcline var: Amazonite
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: CanRockhound v.3, n.1; Canadian Mineralogist 41:117-137; Northern Mineral Showings Database, NWT Geoscience Office.
'Microlite Group'
Formula: A2-mTa2X6-wZ-n
Reference: The Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 41, pp. 139-160 (2003)
'Microlite Group var: Uranmicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)'
Reference: The Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 41, pp. 139-160 (2003)
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Reference: Badham, J. P. N. and Muda, M. M. Z, 1980, Mineralogy and Paragenesis of Hydrothermal Mineralizations in the East Arm of Great Slave Lake, Economic Geology, 75:1220-1238.
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
'Molybdenite-3R' (FRL)
Formula: MoS2
Type Locality:
Reference: R. J. Traill. A rhombohedral polytype of molybdenite, Canad. Mineral ,7 524-526 (1963)
'Monazite'
Monazite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(PO4)
Montebrasite
Formula: LiAl(PO4)(OH)
Monticellite
Formula: CaMgSiO4
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 18 localities in this region.
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Nacrite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Battler, M. M., Osinski, G. R., Lim, D. S., Davila, A. F., Michel, F. A., Craig, M. A., ... & Preston, L. J. (2013). Characterization of the acidic cold seep emplaced jarositic Golden Deposit, NWT, Canada, as an analogue for jarosite deposition on Mars. Icarus, 224(2), 382-398.
Nagyágite
Formula: [Pb3(Pb,Sb)3S6](Au,Te)3
Nanpingite
Formula: CsAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH,F)2
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist 41:117-137
Natrojarosite
Formula: NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Battler, M. M., Osinski, G. R., Lim, D. S., Davila, A. F., Michel, F. A., Craig, M. A., ... & Preston, L. J. (2013). Characterization of the acidic cold seep emplaced jarositic Golden Deposit, NWT, Canada, as an analogue for jarosite deposition on Mars. Icarus, 224(2), 382-398.
Natrolite
Formula: Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Nepheline
Formula: Na3K(Al4Si4O16)
Nickeline
Formula: NiAs
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Nickelskutterudite
Formula: (Ni,Co,Fe)As3
Norsethite
Formula: BaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Sharygin, I. S., Golovin, A. V., Korsakov, A. V., & Pokhilenko, N. P. (2013). Eitelite in sheared peridotite xenoliths from Udachnaya-East kimberlite pipe (Russia)–a new locality and host rock type. European Journal of Mineralogy, 25(5), 825-834.
Omphacite
Formula: (NaaCabFe2+cMgd)(AleFe3+fFe2+gMgh)Si2O6
Reference: www.venuewest.com/8IKC/s2post.htm.
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist 41:117-137
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
Pararammelsbergite
Formula: NiAs2
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Parisite-(Ce)
Formula: CaCe2(CO3)3F2
Parkerite
Formula: Ni3(Bi,Pb)2S2
Pavonite
Formula: AgBi3S5
Reference: D. C. Harris (1973) Mineralogical Investigation of a copper-silver-bismuth ore from Terra Mining and Exploration Limited, Camsell River Area. Mines Branch Investigations Report IR73-27; Badham, J. P. N. (1975) Mineralogy, paragenesis and origin of the Ag-Ni, Co arsenide mineralisation, Camsell River, N. W. T. Canada. Mineralium Deposita 10:153-175
Pearceite
Formula: [Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Pectolite
Formula: NaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Periclase
Formula: MgO
Periclase var: Ferropericlase
Formula: (Mg,Fe)O
Perovskite
Formula: CaTiO3
Petalite
Formula: LiAl(Si4O10)
Reference: Northern Mineral Showings Database, NWT Geoscience Office.
Pharmacolite
Formula: Ca(HAsO4) · 2H2O
Phenakite
Formula: Be2SiO4
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Plumbopyrochlore (of Atencio et al.)'
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist 41:117-137
Pollucite
Formula: (Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist 41:117-137
Polybasite
Formula: [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Polycrase-(Y)
Formula: Y(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Polydymite
Formula: Ni2+Ni3+2S4
Polylithionite
Formula: KLi2Al(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
Prehnite
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Reference: Padgham, W A, Atkinson, D O (1991) Mineral Deposits of the Slave Province, Northwest Territories (Field Trip 13, 8th IAGOD Symposium) Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2168
Priderite
Formula: K(Ti4+7Fe3+)O16
Reference: Anton R. Chakhmouradian and Roger H. Mitchell (2001) Three compositional varieties of perovskite from kimberlites of the Lac de Gras Field (Northwest Territories, Canada). Mineralogical Magazine 65:133-148
Proustite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Pseudorutile
Formula: Fe2Ti3O9
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist 41:117-137
'Psilomelane'
Purpurite
Formula: (Mn3+,Fe3+)PO4
Reference: The Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 41, pp. 139-160 (2003)
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 44 localities in this region.
'Pyrochlore'
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist 41:117-137
'Pyrochlore Group'
Formula: A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
'Pyrochlore Group var: Yttropyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)'
Formula: A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist 41:117-137
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Pyrope
Formula: Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
Pyrope var: Titanian Pyrope
Formula: Mg3(Al,Ti)2Si3O12
Reference: Journal of Petrology 40:79-104
Pyrophanite
Formula: Mn2+TiO3
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist 41:117-137
Pyrosmalite-(Fe)
Formula: Fe2+8Si6O15(OH,Cl)10
Pyrosmalite-(Mn)
Formula: Mn2+8Si6O15(OH,Cl)10
Description: Pink transparent crystals associated with native silver.
Reference: Mark Mauthner specimen, from Ty Balacko, 19 Jan 1990; Alfredo Petrov collection.
'Pyroxene Group'
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Localities: Reported from at least 25 localities in this region.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 57 localities in this region.
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rod Tyson, The Port Radium District, Northwest Territories, Canada Mineralogical Record (1989) vol.20. #3, pp 201-208 .
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: www.alpinegems.net
Rammelsbergite
Formula: NiAs2
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Realgar
Formula: As4S4
Rickardite
Formula: Cu7Te5
Riebeckite
Formula: ◻[Na2][Fe2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH)2
Rößlerite
Formula: Mg(HAsO4) · 7H2O
Rozenite
Formula: FeSO4 · 4H2O
'Rubellite'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Northern Mineral Showings Database, NWT Geoscience Office.
Russellite
Formula: Bi2WO6
Reference: MinRec 17:340
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Rutile var: Niobian Rutile
Formula: (Ti,Nb)O2
Reference: Journal of Conference Abstracts 5(2):497 (2000)
Safflorite
Formula: (Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Samarskite-(Y)
Formula: (Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
Reference: MÖLLER, V. (2016) The Nature and origin of the Nechalacho Rare Metal Deposit (REE, Nb, Zr), Northwest Territories, Canada. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, McGill University, Montreal. 409 p.
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
'Schirmerite'
Formula: PbAgBi3S6 - Pb3Ag1.5Bi3.5S9
Schoepite
Formula: (UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
Reference: L. I. Cowan (1962): Cuprosklodowskite, kasolite and schoepite from Great Bear Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada. Can. Mineral. 7, 331-332.
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Semseyite
Formula: Pb9Sb8S21
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Siderite var: Mg-rich Siderite
Formula: (Fe,Mg)CO3
Reference: Hewton, M. L. (2012). Investigation of the Mountain River beryl (emerald variety) occurrence, Mackenzie Mountains, Northwest Territories (MSc dissertation, Science: Department of Earth Sciences).
Sillimanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Am Min 35:173-184
Silver
Formula: Ag
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
Skippenite ?
Formula: Bi2TeSe2
Reference: Miller, R. (1981) Kawazulite Bi2Te2Se, related bismuth minerals and selenian covellite from the Northwest Territories. Can. Mineral.: 19: 341-348; in: Hawthorne, F.C., Dunn, P.J., Grice, J.D., Puziewicz, J., Shigley, J.E. (1986): New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 71: 847
Skutterudite
Formula: CoAs3
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Sodalite
Formula: Na8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Sokolovaite
Formula: CsLi2Al(Si4O10)F2
Reference: CM 47, 337-349
Spessartine
Formula: Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: The Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 41, pp. 139-160 (2003)
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Localities: Reported from at least 35 localities in this region.
Sphalerite var: Schalenblende
Reference: Roedder (1968) GEOCHEMISTRY, MINERALOGY AND PETROLOGY • SOFIA Roedder, E. 1968. The noncolloidal origin of "colloform" textures in sphalerite ores. Economic Geology,63, 451-471
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Spinel var: Pleonaste
Formula: (Mg,Fe)Al2O4
Reference: Anton R. Chakhmouradian and Roger H. Mitchell (2001) Three compositional varieties of perovskite from kimberlites of the Lac de Gras Field (Northwest Territories, Canada). Mineralogical Magazine 65:133-148; Masun, K. M. (1999). The petrography and mineralogy of the Lac de Gras kimberlite field, Slave Province, Northwest Territories: A comparative study. Master of science, Department of Geology, Lakehead University.
Spodumene
Formula: LiAlSi2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Reference: www.alpinegems.net
Spodumene var: Kunzite
Formula: LiAlSi2O6
Reference: The Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 41, pp. 139-160 (2003)
Stannite
Formula: Cu2FeSnS4
Staurolite
Formula: Fe2+2Al9Si4O23(OH)
Stellerite
Formula: Ca4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Reference: The Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 41, pp. 139-160 (2003)
Stephanite
Formula: Ag5SbS4
Reference: Badham, J. P. N. (1975) Mineralogy, paragenesis and origin of the Ag-Ni, Co arsenide mineralisation, Camsell River, N. W. T. Canada. Mineralium Deposita 10:153-175
Stibiocolumbite
Formula: Sb(Nb,Ta)O4
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist 41:117-137
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Stilbite-Ca
Formula: NaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: CanRockhound v.3, n.1
Stromeyerite
Formula: AgCuS
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: Can. Rockhound 7(1), 2003; Econ Geol. (1992) 87:133-144
Suolunite
Formula: Ca2(H2Si2O7) · H2O
Reference: Anton R. Chakhmouradian and Roger H. Mitchell (2001) Three compositional varieties of perovskite from kimberlites of the Lac de Gras Field (Northwest Territories, Canada). Mineralogical Magazine 65:133-148; Chakhmouradian, A. R., Reguir, E. P., & Mitchell, R. H. (2002). Strontium-apatite: New occurrences, and the extent of Sr-for-Ca substitution in apatite-group minerals. The Canadian Mineralogist, 40(1), 121-136.
Sylvanite
Formula: (Au,Ag)2Te4
Sylvite
Formula: KCl
Reference: Sharygin, I. S., Golovin, A. V., Korsakov, A. V., & Pokhilenko, N. P. (2013). Eitelite in sheared peridotite xenoliths from Udachnaya-East kimberlite pipe (Russia)–a new locality and host rock type. European Journal of Mineralogy, 25(5), 825-834.
Synchysite-(Ce)
Formula: CaCe(CO3)2F