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Ranwick Mine, Peever Township, Algoma District, Ontario, Canadai
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° 13' 57'' North , 84° 36' 9'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 47.23250,-84.60250
GeoHash:G#: f07udy6m6
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


A uranium mine located near mile 72, Rte 17 (Trans-Canada Highway). A closed mine that is now a tourist attraction.

Excerpt from:
MOLYBDOMENITE FROM THE RANWICK URANIUM MINE, MONTREAL RIVER AREA, ONTARIO

The Ranwick Uranium Mine is situated on a northwest-striking, north-dipping diabase dike. The dike, now known as the Ranson dike, is about two miles long and the average width is 70 feet. Pitchblende was discovered near the south contact of the dike by Mr. Ranson in November of 1948. Since then, much trenching has been done across the dike and an adit was driven 1,049 feet along the footwall. From the adit, two crosscuts were driven 70 feet across the dike. Five other crosscuts of only a few feet in length were also driven. Pitchblende occurs in calcite-hematite veins in fractures near the diabase-granite contact. According to Mr. Ranson, most of the selenium-bearing samples came from a surface pit about 80 feet above the adit.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


10 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: J. A. Mandarino (1965): Molybdomenite from the Ranwick uranium mine, Montreal River area, Ontario. Can. Mineral. 8, 149-158.
Chalcomenite
Formula: CuSeO3 · 2H2O
Reference: Trail,R.J. 1980, Catalogue of Canadian Minerals, GSC Paper 80-18
Clausthalite
Formula: PbSe
Reference: J. A. Mandarino (1965): Molybdomenite from the Ranwick uranium mine, Montreal River area, Ontario. Can. Mineral. 8, 149-158.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: J. A. Mandarino (1965): Molybdomenite from the Ranwick uranium mine, Montreal River area, Ontario. Can. Mineral. 8, 149-158.
Klockmannite
Formula: CuSe
Reference: J. A. Mandarino (1965): Molybdomenite from the Ranwick uranium mine, Montreal River area, Ontario. Can. Mineral. 8, 149-158.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: J. A. Mandarino (1965): Molybdomenite from the Ranwick uranium mine, Montreal River area, Ontario. Can. Mineral. 8, 149-158.
Molybdomenite
Formula: PbSeO3
Reference: J. A. Mandarino (1965): Molybdomenite from the Ranwick uranium mine, Montreal River area, Ontario. Can. Mineral. 8, 149-158.
Parsonsite
Formula: Pb2(UO2)(PO4)2
Reference: TRAILL, R.J. (1983): A catalogue of Canadian minerals, Geological Survey of Canada Paper
Selenium
Formula: Se
Reference: J. A. Mandarino (1965): Molybdomenite from the Ranwick uranium mine, Montreal River area, Ontario. Can. Mineral. 8, 149-158.
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: J. A. Mandarino (1965): Molybdomenite from the Ranwick uranium mine, Montreal River area, Ontario. Can. Mineral. 8, 149-158.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Selenium1.CC.10Se
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Clausthalite2.CD.10PbSe
Klockmannite2.CA.05bCuSe
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chalcomenite4.JH.05CuSeO3 · 2H2O
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Molybdomenite4.JF.05PbSeO3
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Parsonsite8.EA.10Pb2(UO2)(PO4)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Selenium1.3.4.1Se
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Clausthalite2.8.1.2PbSe
Klockmannite2.8.12.2CuSe
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 34 - SELENITES, TELLURITES AND SULFITES
A(XO3)
Molybdomenite34.1.1.1PbSeO3
A(XO3)·xH2O
Chalcomenite34.2.2.1CuSeO3 · 2H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Parsonsite40.2a.31.1Pb2(UO2)(PO4)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H ParsonsitePb2(UO2)(PO4)2
H ChalcomeniteCuSeO3 · 2H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O UraniniteUO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O HematiteFe2O3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O MolybdomenitePbSeO3
O ParsonsitePb2(UO2)(PO4)2
O ChalcomeniteCuSeO3 · 2H2O
PPhosphorus
P ParsonsitePb2(UO2)(PO4)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
CuCopper
Cu KlockmanniteCuSe
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ChalcomeniteCuSeO3 · 2H2O
SeSelenium
Se ClausthalitePbSe
Se KlockmanniteCuSe
Se SeleniumSe
Se MolybdomenitePbSeO3
Se ChalcomeniteCuSeO3 · 2H2O
PbLead
Pb ClausthalitePbSe
Pb MolybdomenitePbSeO3
Pb ParsonsitePb2(UO2)(PO4)2
UUranium
U UraniniteUO2
U ParsonsitePb2(UO2)(PO4)2

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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Neoarchean - Mesoarchean
2500 - 3200 Ma



ID: 618372
Foliated tonalite suite

Age: Archean (2500 - 3200 Ma)

Comments: Superior Province

Lithology: Tonalite to granodiorite-foliated to massive

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]

Neoarchean
2500 - 2800 Ma



ID: 3186138
Archean intrusive rocks

Age: Neoarchean (2500 - 2800 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous 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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Mandarino, J.A. (1965): Molybdomenite from the Ranwick uranium mine, Montreal River area, Ontario. Canadian Mineralogist 8, 149-158.
Sabina, A.P. 1991, Rocks and Minerals for the Collector, Sudbury to Winnipeg. GSC Misc. Report 49.

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