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Scotch Lake quarry (George's River quarry; Dominion Coal and Steel Company quarry; Dominion Iron and Steel Company quarry), Scotch Lake, Cape Breton Co., Nova Scotia, Canadai
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Scotch Lake quarry (George's River quarry; Dominion Coal and Steel Company quarry; Dominion Iron and Steel Company quarry)Quarry
Scotch LakeLake
Cape Breton Co.County
Nova Scotia- not defined -
CanadaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 11' 5'' North , 60° 22' 16'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.18472,-60.37111
GeoHash:G#: f8jndpxje
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


The quarry operated for about 50 years prior to 1951 and was worked for dolomite.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


12 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Reference: Collected by Don Doell, Terry Collett and Ronnie Van Dommelen and analysed by Doell.
'Apophyllite'
Reference: Collected by Don Doell, Terry Collett and Ronnie Van Dommelen and analysed by Doell.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Sabina (1965) GSC Paper 60-10, 28.
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Reference: Don Doell Collection
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Description: Museum catalog number 967GM0193.026. Unknown method of identification, though a slice has been removed from the side of the specimen.
Reference: Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History Collection
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Sabina (1965) GSC Paper 60-10, 28.
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Sabina (1965) GSC Paper 60-10, 28.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Sabina (1965) GSC Paper 60-10, 28.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Sabina (1965) GSC Paper 60-10, 28.
Pectolite
Formula: NaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Reference: Collected by Don Doell, Terry Collett and Ronnie Van Dommelen and analysed by Doell.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Sabina (1965) GSC Paper 60-10, 28.
Pyroaurite
Formula: Mg6Fe3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Reference: Sabina (1965) GSC Paper 60-10, 28.
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Sabina (1965) GSC Paper 60-10, 28.
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Sabina (1965) GSC Paper 60-10, 28.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Graphite'1.CB.05aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Chromite'4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
'Magnetite'4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Dolomite'5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
'Pyroaurite'5.DA.50Mg6Fe3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Celestine'7.AD.35SrSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
'Pectolite'9.DG.05NaCa2Si3O8(OH)
'Talc'9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
'Tremolite'9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Apophyllite'-

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 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16b - HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Pyroaurite16b.6.2.3Mg6Fe3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Celestine28.3.1.2SrSO4
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=3
Pectolite65.2.1.4aNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Apophyllite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
H PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
H PyroauriteMg6Fe23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C GraphiteC
C PyroauriteMg6Fe23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
OOxygen
O Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O CelestineSrSO4
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O HematiteFe2O3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
O PyroauriteMg6Fe23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
FFluorine
F Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
NaSodium
Na PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg PyroauriteMg6Fe23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
SiSilicon
Si Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Si PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
SSulfur
S CelestineSrSO4
S PyriteFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
TiTitanium
Ti Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
FeIron
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyroauriteMg6Fe23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
SrStrontium
Sr CelestineSrSO4

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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Carboniferous
298.9 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3186096
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Carboniferous (298.9 - 358.9 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

Neoproterozoic - Cryogenian
541 - 720 Ma



ID: 2683337
Kellys Mountain Gneiss, Lime Hill Gneissic Complex and Skye Mountain Metamorphic Suite

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 720 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Kellys Mountain Gneiss; Lime Hill Gneissic Complex; Skye Mountain Metamorphic Suite

Description: Includes Kellys Mountain Gneiss, Lime Hill Gneissic Complex, and Skye Mountain Metamorphic Suite. Consists of low pressure, amphibolite facies gneiss, marble, quartzite, amphibolite (Pb-Pb age of youngest detrital zircon of igneous origin of 699 ± 20 to 690 ± 10 Ma; Pb-Pb concordant monazite metamorphic age of 552 ± 8 Ma)

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]

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

References

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Sabina, A.P. (1963) Rocks & minerals for the collector; Northeastern Nova Scotia, Cape Breton & Prince Edward Island. GSC Paper 65-10, 28.

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