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Gersdorffite mine, Denison Township, Sudbury District, Ontario, Canadai
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
46° 23' 54'' North , 81° 25' 33'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Chelmsford500 (2010)26.9km
Rayside-Balfour16,050 (2013)28.7km
Espanola4,682 (2008)30.4km
Cartier302 (2013)34.8km
Greater Sudbury157,857 (2014)34.9km


Lot 12, Concession 3,

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Sudbury Complex (Sudbury irruptive; Sudbury nickel irruptive), Sudbury District, Ontario, CanadaComplex

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


14 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Annabergite
Formula: Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Hawley, J.E. & Stanton, R.L. (1962): The Sudbury ores: their mineralogy and origin. Part II. The facts: The ores, their minerals, metals and distribution, Canadian Mineralogist 7, 30-145.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Can Min 6:555-575
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: Hawley, J.E. & Stanton, R.L. (1962): The Sudbury ores: their mineralogy and origin. Part II. The facts: The ores, their minerals, metals and distribution, Canadian Mineralogist 7, 30-145.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Can Min 6:555-575
Gersdorffite
Formula: NiAsS
Reference: Can Min 6:555-575; Hawley, J.E. & Stanton, R.L. (1962): The Sudbury ores: their mineralogy and origin. Part II. The facts: The ores, their minerals, metals and distribution, Canadian Mineralogist 7, 30-145.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Can Min 6:555-575
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., and Douma, S.L., 2003, Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Mineralogy Compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI): Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787
Maucherite
Formula: Ni11As8
Reference: Can Min 6:555-575
Morenosite
Formula: NiSO4 · 7H2O
Reference: Hawley, J.E. & Stanton, R.L. (1962): The Sudbury ores: their mineralogy and origin. Part II. The facts: The ores, their minerals, metals and distribution, Canadian Mineralogist 7, 30-145.
Nickeline
Formula: NiAs
Reference: Can Min 6:555-575
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Reference: Can Min 6:555-575
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Can Min 6:555-575
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Can Min 6:555-575
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Hawley, J.E. & Stanton, R.L. (1962): The Sudbury ores: their mineralogy and origin. Part II. The facts: The ores, their minerals, metals and distribution, Canadian Mineralogist 7, 30-145.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Can Min 6:555-575

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Gersdorffite2.EB.25NiAsS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Maucherite2.AB.15Ni11As8
Nickeline2.CC.05NiAs
Pentlandite2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Morenosite7.CB.40NiSO4 · 7H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Annabergite8.CE.40Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Feldspar Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Nickeline2.8.11.1NiAs
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
Gersdorffite2.12.3.2NiAsS
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Miscellaneous
Maucherite2.16.16.1Ni11As8
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Morenosite29.6.11.3NiSO4 · 7H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Annabergite40.3.6.4Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Feldspar Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H MorenositeNiSO4 · 7H2O
OOxygen
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O QuartzSiO2
O AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O MorenositeNiSO4 · 7H2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
S GersdorffiteNiAsS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
S MorenositeNiSO4 · 7H2O
S MarcasiteFeS2
FeIron
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
NiNickel
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Ni GersdorffiteNiAsS
Ni MaucheriteNi11As8
Ni NickelineNiAs
Ni AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Ni MorenositeNiSO4 · 7H2O
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As GersdorffiteNiAsS
As MaucheriteNi11As8
As NickelineNiAs
As AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

Geochronology

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ⓘ Sudbury impact1850 ± 3 MaSudbury Complex (Sudbury irruptive; Sudbury nickel irruptive), Sudbury District, Ontario, Canada

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