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Burcal Mine, Spence Township, Parry Sound District, Ontario, Canadai
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 35' 20'' North , 79° 42' 33'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.58889,-79.70917
GeoHash:G#: f0p765jw9
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Parry Sound6,469 (2018)37.0km
South River1,193 (2008)37.1km
Huntsville19,579 (2009)47.8km


The mine is posted and on private property.

In crystalline limestone.
"The deposit was worked for calcite between 1971 and 1975 by Burcall Industrial Minerals Limited. The calcite was mined from an open-pit measuring 60 m by 8 m and 10 m deep. The calcite was processed in the company's plant in Burk's Falls."

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Colour: light yellow
Reference: Sabina, Ann P. (1986): Rocks and minerals for the collector. Bancroft - Parry Sound and Southern Ontario, Geological Survey of Canada, Miscellaneous Report. 39, 182 p.
'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Colour: black
Description: Clinoamphibole subgroup
Reference: Sabina, Ann P. (1986): Rocks and minerals for the collector. Bancroft - Parry Sound and Southern Ontario, Geological Survey of Canada, Miscellaneous Report. 39, 182 p.
'Apatite'
Colour: light blue
Reference: Sabina, Ann P. (1986): Rocks and minerals for the collector. Bancroft - Parry Sound and Southern Ontario, Geological Survey of Canada, Miscellaneous Report. 39, 182 p.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Colour: white
Reference: Sabina, Ann P. (1986): Rocks and minerals for the collector. Bancroft - Parry Sound and Southern Ontario, Geological Survey of Canada, Miscellaneous Report. 39, 182 p.
'Chlorite Group'
Colour: green
Reference: Sabina, Ann P. (1986): Rocks and minerals for the collector. Bancroft - Parry Sound and Southern Ontario, Geological Survey of Canada, Miscellaneous Report. 39, 182 p.
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Colour: green, black
Reference: Sabina, Ann P. (1986): Rocks and minerals for the collector. Bancroft - Parry Sound and Southern Ontario, Geological Survey of Canada, Miscellaneous Report. 39, 182 p.
Graphite
Formula: C
Colour: silver
Reference: Sabina, Ann P. (1986): Rocks and minerals for the collector. Bancroft - Parry Sound and Southern Ontario, Geological Survey of Canada, Miscellaneous Report. 39, 182 p.
'Mica Group'
Colour: purple
Reference: Sabina, Ann P. (1986): Rocks and minerals for the collector. Bancroft - Parry Sound and Southern Ontario, Geological Survey of Canada, Miscellaneous Report. 39, 182 p.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Colour: brown, black, gold
Reference: Sabina, Ann P. (1986): Rocks and minerals for the collector. Bancroft - Parry Sound and Southern Ontario, Geological Survey of Canada, Miscellaneous Report. 39, 182 p.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Colour: clear, smoky, grey
Reference: Sabina, Ann P. (1986): Rocks and minerals for the collector. Bancroft - Parry Sound and Southern Ontario, Geological Survey of Canada, Miscellaneous Report. 39, 182 p.
'Scapolite'
Habit: small crystals or irregular grains
Colour: yellow to light green
Reference: Sabina, Ann P. (1986): Rocks and minerals for the collector. Bancroft - Parry Sound and Southern Ontario, Geological Survey of Canada, Miscellaneous Report. 39, 182 p.
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Colour: brown
Reference: Sabina, Ann P. (1986): Rocks and minerals for the collector. Bancroft - Parry Sound and Southern Ontario, Geological Survey of Canada, Miscellaneous Report. 39, 182 p.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Apatite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Mica Group'-
'Scapolite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Apatite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Mica Group'-
'Scapolite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C GraphiteC
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O QuartzSiO2
O Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
FFluorine
F Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
AlAluminium
Al Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
SiSilicon
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ti Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2

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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Mesoproterozoic
1000 - 1600 Ma



ID: 625191
Mafic rocks

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)

Comments: Grenville Province Central Gneiss Belt

Lithology: Amphibolite, gabbro, diorite, mafic gneisses

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]

Calymmian
1400 - 1600 Ma



ID: 3184657
Mesoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Calymmian (1400 - 1600 Ma)

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic 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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Marmont, C. and M. Johnston (1987): Mineral Deposits Studies in the Huntsville-Parry Sound-Powassan Area, Ontario Geological Survey document Open File Report. 5647: 72.
Marmont, C. (1988): Limestone (Crystalline Marble) in the Parry Sound - Huntsville Area, Ontario Geological Survey document Open File Report. 5687: 25.
Ann P.Sabina (2007), Rocks and Minerals for the Collector, Ottawa to North Bay and Huntsville, Ontario; Gatineau (Hull) to Waltham and Temiscaming, Quebec. GSC Misc. Report 48, p.129
Sabina, Anna P. (2007): Rocks And Minerals For The Collector. Ottawa to North Bay and Huntsville, Ontario; Gatineau (Hull) and Temiskiming, Quebec. Published by the Geological Survey of Canada. 249p
Ontario Geological Survey Miscellaneous Report 48: 129.

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