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Graphite Lake Mine (Cal Graphite; Kearney Graphite Mine), Butt Township, Nipissing District, Ontario, Canadai
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Graphite Lake Mine (Cal Graphite; Kearney Graphite Mine)Mine
Butt TownshipTownship
Nipissing DistrictDistrict
OntarioProvince
CanadaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
45° 43' 32'' North , 79° 4' 59'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
South River1,193 (2008)26.1km
Powassan1,243 (2008)39.9km
Huntsville19,579 (2009)44.8km


To the southwest of Graphite Lake in Butt Township is the site of the former Cal graphite mine, currently the site has a new company with interests, named Ontario Graphite. I believe Ontario Graphite has plans to reopen the mine again in the future.

In biotite schist and gneiss.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Allanite Group'
Formula: {A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Ref; OGS Misc, Report 48, Anne P. Sabina
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Ref; OGS Misc, Report 48, Anne P. Sabina
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Colour: black
Reference: Ref; OGS Misc, Report 48, Anne P. Sabina
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: LLoyd Van Dusen collection
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Ref; OGS Misc, Report 48, Anne P. Sabina
Graphite
Formula: C
Colour: silver
Description: Grahite as disseminated flakes
Reference: Ref; OGS Misc, Report 48, Anne P. Sabina
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Ref; OGS Misc, Report 48, Anne P. Sabina
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Ref; OGS Misc, Report 48, Anne P. Sabina
Rozenite
Formula: FeSO4 · 4H2O
Reference: 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. 129p
'Scapolite'
Reference: 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
Sillimanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: 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
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Ref; OGS Misc, Report 48, Anne P. Sabina

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Rozenite7.CB.15FeSO4 · 4H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Sillimanite9.AF.05Al2(SiO4)O
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Allanite Group'-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'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
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Rozenite29.6.6.1FeSO4 · 4H2O
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Sillimanite52.2.2a.1Al2(SiO4)O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Allanite Group'-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Scapolite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C GraphiteC
OOxygen
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
MgMagnesium
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
AlAluminium
Al SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
SiSilicon
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CaCalcium
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2

References

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- OGS Misc, Report 48, pg.129,
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

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