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Brazil Lake occurrence (Elizabeth Lake Mine; Espanola), Foster Township, Sudbury District, Ontario, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 15' 19'' North , 81° 39' 52'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.2552777778, -81.6647222222

In lot 10, concession V, Foster Township, cobaltite, pyrrhotite, and chalcopyrite occur near the contact between a partly altered Nipissing-type gabbro body and hornfelsed calcareous siltstones of the Espanola Formation. The sulphides are in, and close to an east-west-trending quartz-carbonate vein which is as much as 40 feet (12 m) wide and can be traced for several hundred feet (metres). An equally large north-trending vein barren of sulphides is exposed to the north. Pyrrhotite and chalcopyrite are found mainly within the quartz-carbonate vein whereas cobaltite occurs as euhedral crystals up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) in diameter in actinolite amphibolite along the walls of the vein. Both calcite and brown-weathering ankerite are present in the vein.

Stripping, trenching, and diamond drilling has been carried out on the occurrence. An adit 100 feet (30 m) long has been driven into a hill underlain by metagabbro.

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Sabina, A.P. (1991) Rocks and Minerals for the Collector: Sudbury to Winnipeg, Geological Survey of Canada Miscellaneous Report 49, pp. 30-31.

Card, K. D. (1984) Ontario Geological Survey Report 131 Geology of the Espanola-Whitefish Falls Area, District of Sudbury, Ontario.

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