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Area 29 North, Main Level, Nanisivik Mine, Nanisivik, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canadai
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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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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

2 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: FeS2
Description: All the Marcasite in this area of the mine pseudomorphed to pyrite
Reference: Rod Tyson Personal Communication (RWMW)
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)
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

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite ?

List of minerals for each chemical element

S MarcasiteFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Zn SphaleriteZnS

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