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Ross Mine, Hislop Township, Cochrane District, Ontario, Canadai
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
48° 28' 42'' North , 80° 17' 7'' West
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Kirkland Lake7,775 (2012)41.4km
Iroquois Falls4,232 (2008)43.4km


A gold mine in the Archean Abitibi greenstone belt. Located about 18 km SE of Matheson and 1 km North of Holtyre. Started 1934 and closed in 1988. Owned by Pamour Porcupine Mines, Ltd. Ore reserves were estimated at 628, 155 tons averaging 5.88 g/ton (1934) & 518,000 tons averaging 4.64 g/ton (1975).
A gold and silver mine 1/2 mile north of Holtyre.

The country rocks are rhyolite tuff and basalt which are intruded by syenite. The ore is found in lens-shaped and pipe-like stringer lodes and vein zones consisting of parallel quartz stringers. The veins are generally only a few inches wide and consist of quartz or quartz-dolomite veins cut by later quartz-carbonate veins. The mine started producing in 1936 and shut down sometime in the late 1980's.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


29 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Can Mineral February 1985 v. 23 no. 1 p. 95-98
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Can Mineral February 1985 v. 23 no. 1 p. 95-98
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Can Mineral February 1985 v. 23 no. 1 p. 95-98
Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: Econ Geol (1987) 82:1177-1191; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2160
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: Can Mineral February 1985 v. 23 no. 1 p. 95-98 ; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2160
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Can Mineral February 1985 v. 23 no. 1 p. 95-98 ; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2160
Calaverite
Formula: AuTe2
Reference: Can Mineral February 1985 v. 23 no. 1 p. 95-98
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 16, pp. 665-669 (1978); Gold Deposits of Ontario, Part 1, 1971, ODM, Mineral Resources Circular No.13; Can Mineral February 1985 v. 23 no. 1 p. 95-98
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Can Mineral February 1985 v. 23 no. 1 p. 95-98
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 16, pp. 665-669 (1978); Can Mineral February 1985 v. 23 no. 1 p. 95-98 ; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2160
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Can Mineral February 1985 v. 23 no. 1 p. 95-98
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: ; Gold Deposits of Ontario, Part 1, 1971, ODM, Mineral Resources Circular No.13; Can Mineral February 1985 v. 23 no. 1 p. 95-98
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 16, pp. 665-669 (1978); Can Mineral February 1985 v. 23 no. 1 p. 95-98
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Can Mineral February 1985 v. 23 no. 1 p. 95-98
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 16, pp. 665-669 (1978); Gold Deposits of Ontario, Part 1, 1971, ODM, Mineral Resources Circular No.13; Can Mineral February 1985 v. 23 no. 1 p. 95-98 ; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2160
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Econ Geol (1987) 82:1177-1191; Gold Deposits of Ontario, Part 1, 1971, ODM, Mineral Resources Circular No.13; Can Mineral February 1985 v. 23 no. 1 p. 95-98 ; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2160
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 16, pp. 665-669 (1978)]
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2160
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Can Mineral February 1985 v. 23 no. 1 p. 95-98
Lautite
Formula: CuAsS
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 16, pp. 665-669 (1978)
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 16, pp. 665-669 (1978)]
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Can Mineral February 1985 v. 23 no. 1 p. 95-98 ; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2160
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Can Mineral February 1985 v. 23 no. 1 p. 95-98 ; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2160
Nickeline
Formula: NiAs
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 16, pp. 665-669 (1978)]; Can Mineral February 1985 v. 23 no. 1 p. 95-98
Pearceite
Formula: [Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Reference: Can Mineral February 1985 v. 23 no. 1 p. 95-98 ; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2160
Proustite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Reference: Can Mineral February 1985 v. 23 no. 1 p. 95-98 ; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2160
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 16, pp. 665-669 (1978); Can Mineral February 1985 v. 23 no. 1 p. 95-98 ; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2160
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Econ Geol (1987) 82:1177-1191; Gold Deposits of Ontario, Part 1, 1971, ODM, Mineral Resources Circular No.13; Can Mineral February 1985 v. 23 no. 1 p. 95-98 ; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2160
Rammelsbergite
Formula: NiAs2
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 16, pp. 665-669 (1978)
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Can Mineral February 1985 v. 23 no. 1 p. 95-98
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Description: Includes a cadmian variety.
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 16, pp. 665-669 (1978); Gold Deposits of Ontario, Part 1, 1971, ODM, Mineral Resources Circular No.13; Can Mineral February 1985 v. 23 no. 1 p. 95-98 ; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2160
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 16, pp. 665-669 (1978); Gold Deposits of Ontario, Part 1, 1971, ODM, Mineral Resources Circular No.13; Can Mineral February 1985 v. 23 no. 1 p. 95-98 ; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2160
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 16, pp. 665-669 (1978)
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 16, pp. 665-669 (1978); Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2160

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Electrum'1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
Gold1.AA.05Au
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Calaverite2.EA.10AuTe2
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Lautite2.CB.40CuAsS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Nickeline2.CC.05NiAs
Pearceite2.GB.15[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Proustite2.GA.05Ag3AsS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Rammelsbergite2.EB.15aNiAs2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tennantite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anhydrite7.AD.30CaSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Nickeline2.8.11.1NiAs
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Calaverite2.12.13.2AuTe2
Lautite2.12.8.1CuAsS
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Rammelsbergite2.12.2.12NiAs2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø > 4
Pearceite3.1.8.1[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
3 <ø < 4
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ø = 3
Proustite3.4.1.1Ag3AsS3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
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 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
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.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O HematiteFe2O3
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S LautiteCuAsS
S GalenaPbS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S MarcasiteFeS2
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
S ProustiteAg3AsS3
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S AcanthiteAg2S
S ChalcociteCu2S
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
S AnhydriteCaSO4
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe HematiteFe2O3
NiNickel
Ni NickelineNiAs
Ni RammelsbergiteNiAs2
CuCopper
Cu LautiteCuAsS
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Cu TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As LautiteCuAsS
As NickelineNiAs
As RammelsbergiteNiAs2
As Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
As ProustiteAg3AsS3
As TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
AgSilver
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
Ag Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Ag ProustiteAg3AsS3
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag SilverAg
SbAntimony
Sb Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
TeTellurium
Te CalaveriteAuTe2
AuGold
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
Au GoldAu
Au CalaveriteAuTe2
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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
2500 - 2800 Ma



ID: 3185924
Archean sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Age: Neoarchean (2500 - 2800 Ma)

Comments: Superior Province

Lithology: Intermediate volcanic 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]

Neoarchean - Mesoarchean
2500 - 3200 Ma



ID: 624641
Mafic to intermediate metavolcanic rocks

Age: Archean (2500 - 3200 Ma)

Comments: Superior Province

Lithology: Basaltic and andesitic flows, tuffs and breccias, chert, iron formation, minor metasedimentary and intrusive rocks, related migmatites

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]

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