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Area 29 North, Main Level, Nanisivik Mine, Nanisivik, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canadai
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Nanisivik MineMine
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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 73° North , 84° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~11km
Köppen climate type:ET : Tundra


The area of the Nanisivik Mine where the blocky pyrites occurred. All the pyrite here grew in epitaxy on the marcasite which later pseudomorphed to only pyrite.
This epitaxy gives the connection between the pyrite and marcasite structures. The pyrites are blocky cubes heavily modified by dodecahedral, pyritohedral, trapezohedral, and octahedral forms.

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2 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Detailed Mineral List:

Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Description: All the Marcasite in this area of the mine pseudomorphed to pyrite
Reference: Rod Tyson Personal Communication (RWMW)
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Habit: Blocky cubes heavily modified by dodecahedral, pyritohedral, trapezohedral, and octahedral forms.
Colour: yellow metallic
Fluorescence: none
Description: There are no diploids at Nanasivik!
Reference: Rod Tyson Personal Communication (RWMW)
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Habit: Cruddy tetrahedra
Colour: dark brown
Fluorescence: none
Description: The better sphalerites came from elsewhere in the mine
Reference: Rod Tyson Personal Communication (RWMW)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Marcasite' ?2.EB.10aFeS2
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite ?2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2

List of minerals for each chemical element

SSulfur
S MarcasiteFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
FeIron
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS

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