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Victor mine, Kenora District, Ontario, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 52° 49' 36'' North , 83° 53' 7'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 52.82667,-83.88528
GeoHash:G#: f1kke0u9e
Owned/operated by:De Beers Group of Companies (85%) - a group of companies owned by Anglo American plc
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate


Open pit diamond mine 100km west of Attawapiskat, in BMA527834 township.

History

1984-86: Monopros Ltd.: regional sediment sampling program.
1986-87: Monopros Ltd.: airborne magnetic survey.
1988-89: Monopros Ltd. - ground magnetic survey, 8 ddh (1264.9 m).
1997- 1998: Monopros Ltd. - ground geophysical survey, 25 reverse circulation drill holes (1301.2 m), 24 302.4 kg sample, trenching.
2000-2002: Monopros Ltd. - 6 ddh (1862 m), geotechnical study, bulk sampling (10 000), airborne geophysics, pre-feasiibility study.
2007: De Beers Canada Inc. - mine development, DD-50-9016 m.
2008: DeBeers Canada Inc. - production commences

Geology

The kimberlite consists of two distinctive bodies. The Victor Main is the larger of the two bodies and may consist of up to three separate crater events. The Victor southwest is located to the southwest of the Victor Main pipe. It appears to be separated by a poorly delineated section of in-situ country rock. The kimberlite has been described as a hypabyssal macrocrystic to hypabyssal segregationary kimberlite locally containing Paleozoic limestone xenoliths or Paleozoic limestone breccia. Garnet, ilmenite and clinopyroxene megacrysts have been observed. Basement and mantle xenoliths are also present in the kimberlite. The garnets are almost exclusively G-9. Chromite is uncommon and has a chemistry that falls outside of the fields of chromite intergrown with diamond.

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11 valid minerals.

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'Apatite'
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Diamond
Formula: C
Reference: http://www.debeerscanada.com/files_2/victor_project/factsheet.html
Diamond
Formula: C
'commodity:Diamond'
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Diopside var: Chromian Diopside
Formula: Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Hydroxylapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
'Kimberlite'
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Diamond1.CB.10aC
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Hydroxylapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
Group 9 - Silicates
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
var: Chromian Diopside9.DA.15Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
Fayalite-Forsterite Series-
Kimberlite-
Serpentine Subgroup-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Diamond1.3.6.1C
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Hydroxylapatite41.8.1.3Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
Diopside
var: Chromian Diopside
-Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Kimberlite'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DiamondC
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O Diopside (var: Chromian Diopside)Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O RutileTiO2
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O SpinelMgAl2O4
MgMagnesium
Mg Diopside (var: Chromian Diopside)Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
AlAluminium
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
SiSilicon
Si Diopside (var: Chromian Diopside)Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
PPhosphorus
P HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
KPotassium
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Diopside (var: Chromian Diopside)Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti RutileTiO2
CrChromium
Cr Diopside (var: Chromian Diopside)Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
NiNickel
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
ZnZinc
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

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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Late Silurian
419.2 - 427.4 Ma



ID: 610125
Attawapiskat Formation

Age: Silurian (419.2 - 427.4 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Attawapiskat Formation

Lithology: Sandstone, shale, dolostone, siltstone

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]

Early Paleozoic
443.8 - 541 Ma



ID: 3185151
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (443.8 - 541 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

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