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Nain Complex, Labrador, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 56° 28' 13'' North , 62° 21' 2'' West (est.)
Margin of Error:~0km
Köppen climate type:ET : Tundra

The Nain Complex consists of a wide variety of rock types and intrusions, mostly anorthosite and mapped over an area of about 20,000 square kilometers. Rock types range from anorthosite, norite, leuconorite, jotunite, fayalite-bearing opdalite, leucodiorite, diorite, syenodiorite, adamellite, troctalite-syenite, farsundite, charnockite, granodiorite, granite, to alaskite. The intrusion has been dated at 1.27-1.48 Ga. The Kiglapait Intrusion is included in the complex.

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12 valid minerals. 1 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc.

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Washington, H.S. & Merwin, H.E. (1923): Notes on enstatite, hypersthene and actinolite. American Mineralogist 8, 63-67. [with an analysis of hypersthene from Nain, Labrador]
Waard, D. de and Wheeler, E. P. (1971): Chemical and Petrologic Trends in Anorthositic and Associated Rocks of the Nain Massif, Labrador. Lithos 4, 367-380.

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