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#26 Colliery, Glace Bay, Sydney coalfield, Cape Breton Co., Nova Scotia, Canadai
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Glace BayBay
Sydney coalfieldCoal Field
Cape Breton Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 13' 14'' North , 59° 58' 42'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.22056,-59.97833
GeoHash:G#: f8jqgnjn7
Locality type:Colliery
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate

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8 valid minerals.

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Formula: Al2/3Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Formula: MgSO4 · 7H2O
Formula: Fe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
Formula: FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Formula: Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Formula: FeS2
Formula: Na2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
Formula: NaAl(SO4)2 · 6H2O

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Aluminocopiapite'7.DB.35Al2/3Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
'Epsomite'7.CB.40MgSO4 · 7H2O
'Fibroferrite'7.DC.15Fe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
'Halotrichite'7.CB.85FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
'Melanterite'7.CB.35Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
'Sideronatrite'7.DF.20Na2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
'Tamarugite'7.CC.10NaAl(SO4)2 · 6H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Tamarugite29.5.3.1NaAl(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Epsomite29.6.11.1MgSO4 · 7H2O
Melanterite29.6.10.1Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Halotrichite29.7.3.2FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Sideronatrite31.8.3.1Na2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
Fibroferrite31.9.12.1Fe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
Aluminocopiapite31.10.5.7Al2/3Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

H AluminocopiapiteAl2/3Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
H EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
H FibroferriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
H HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
H MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
H SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
H TamarugiteNaAl(SO4)2 · 6H2O
O AluminocopiapiteAl2/3Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
O EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
O FibroferriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
O HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
O MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
O SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
O TamarugiteNaAl(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Na SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
Na TamarugiteNaAl(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Mg AluminocopiapiteAl2/3Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Mg EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
Al AluminocopiapiteAl2/3Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Al HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Al TamarugiteNaAl(SO4)2 · 6H2O
S AluminocopiapiteAl2/3Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
S EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
S FibroferriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
S HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
S MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
S PyriteFeS2
S SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
S TamarugiteNaAl(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Fe AluminocopiapiteAl2/3Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Fe FibroferriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
Fe HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Fe MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O

Regional Geology

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Late Carboniferous
298.9 - 323.2 Ma

ID: 2682831
Sydney Mines Formation

Age: Pennsylvanian (298.9 - 323.2 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Sydney Mines Formation

Description: Fluvial and lacustrine mudstone, shale, siltstone, sandstone, limestone, coal, 700-1000 m (Westphalian C - Stephanian spores)

Reference: Kippie, J.D. (compiler), B.E. Fisher, J.C. Poole. Geological Map of the Province of Nova Scotia, Scale 1:500 000. Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources. [118]

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