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Marble quarry (Kettle River Rock quarry), Grand Forks, Greenwood Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 49° 1' 55'' North , 118° 22' 59'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 49.03203,-118.38316
GeoHash:G#: c2eyfnh00
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


Very high temperature marble occurrence containing a spinel-pargasite mafic component with spinel, zirconolite, rutile, pargasite and tourmaline identified in samples by XRD.

Located 5 km east of Grand Forks.

Regions containing this locality

Rocky Mountains, North America

Mountain Range - 2,039 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


17 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Richard Gunter Collection
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Richard Gunter
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Richard Gunter specimens
Cordierite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Description: Thoroughly "pinnatized" and associated with Sillimanite and Almandine in the Biotite Schist.
Reference: Cubley (2009)
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Reference: Laberge, J.D., Pattison, D.R.H. and Simony, P.S. (2003) Geology of the Granby Fault, an Eocene Extensional Fault in Southeast British Columbia: B.C. Geological Survey Geological Fieldwork 2003
Geikielite
Formula: MgTiO3
Reference: Richard Gunter collection
Hydroxylapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
Reference: Richard Gunter Collection
Meionite
Formula: Ca4Al6Si6O24CO3
Reference: Richard Gunter
Monticellite
Formula: CaMgSiO4
Reference: Richard Gunter Collection
Pargasite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Reference: Richard Gunter specimens
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Richard Gunter collection
Prehnite
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Reference: Richard Gunter
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Laberge, J.D., Pattison, D.R.H. and Simony, P.S. (2003) Geology of the Granby Fault, an Eocene Extensional Fault in Southeast British Columbia: B.C. Geological Survey Geological Fieldwork 2003
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Laberge, J.D., Pattison, D.R.H. and Simony, P.S. (2003) Geology of the Granby Fault, an Eocene Extensional Fault in Southeast British Columbia: B.C. Geological Survey Geological Fieldwork 2003
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Richard Gunter specimens, ID by XRD
Sillimanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Laberge, J.D., Pattison, D.R.H. and Simony, P.S. (2003) Geology of the Granby Fault, an Eocene Extensional Fault in Southeast British Columbia: B.C. Geological Survey Geological Fieldwork 2003
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: Richard Gunter specimens, ID by XRD
Zirconolite
Formula: CaZrTi2O7
Reference: Richard Gunter specimens, ID by XRD

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Geikielite4.CB.05MgTiO3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Zirconolite4.DH.30CaZrTi2O7
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Aragonite'5.AB.15CaCO3
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Hydroxylapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
Group 9 - Silicates
'Almandine'9.AD.25Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Cordierite9.CJ.10(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Forsterite9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
Meionite9.FB.15Ca4Al6Si6O24CO3
Monticellite9.AC.10CaMgSiO4
Pargasite9.DE.15{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Prehnite9.DP.20Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Sillimanite9.AF.05Al2(SiO4)O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Geikielite4.3.5.2MgTiO3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
A2B2O6(O,OH,F)
Zirconolite8.2.5.5CaZrTi2O7
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Hydroxylapatite41.8.1.3Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Forsterite51.3.1.2Mg2SiO4
Monticellite51.3.2.1CaMgSiO4
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Almandine51.4.3a.2Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
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
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with Al substituted rings
Cordierite61.2.1.1(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Pargasite66.1.3a.12{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 4-membered rings
Prehnite72.1.3.1Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
Meionite-Ca4Al6Si6O24CO3
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
H Pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
CCarbon
C AragoniteCaCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C MeioniteCa4Al6Si6O24CO3
OOxygen
O AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
O AragoniteCaCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
O GeikieliteMgTiO3
O HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
O MeioniteCa4Al6Si6O24CO3
O MonticelliteCaMgSiO4
O Pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O RutileTiO2
O SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O ZirconoliteCaZrTi2O7
NaSodium
Na MeioniteCa4Al6Si6O24CO3
Na Pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Mg GeikieliteMgTiO3
Mg MonticelliteCaMgSiO4
Mg Pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
AlAluminium
Al AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Al Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Al MeioniteCa4Al6Si6O24CO3
Al Pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Al SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
SiSilicon
Si AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Si MeioniteCa4Al6Si6O24CO3
Si MonticelliteCaMgSiO4
Si Pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
PPhosphorus
P HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
SSulfur
S MeioniteCa4Al6Si6O24CO3
ClChlorine
Cl MeioniteCa4Al6Si6O24CO3
KPotassium
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
Ca MeioniteCa4Al6Si6O24CO3
Ca MonticelliteCaMgSiO4
Ca Pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Ca PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Ca ZirconoliteCaZrTi2O7
TiTitanium
Ti GeikieliteMgTiO3
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti ZirconoliteCaZrTi2O7
FeIron
Fe AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Fe Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconoliteCaZrTi2O7

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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Phanerozoic - Precambrian
0 - 4000 Ma



ID: 3187761
Precambrian-Phanerozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Eoarchean to Quaternary (0 - 4000 Ma)

Lithology: Mudstone-carbonate-sandstone-conglomerate

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]

Proterozoic
541 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3432529
Grand Forks Gneiss / Monashee Complex

Age: Proterozoic (541 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Grand Forks Gneiss

Description: Quartz-biotite gneiss, quartzite, marble, amphibolite

Comments: Kootenay terrane

Lithology: Paragneiss metamorphic rocks

Reference: Cui, Y., Miller, D., Schiarizza, P., and Diakow, L.J. British Columbia digital geology. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2017-8. [205]

Proterozoic
541 - 2500 Ma



ID: 689939
Grand Forks Gneiss / Monashee Complex

Age: Proterozoic (541 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Grand Forks Gneiss; Monashee Complex

Description: Quartz-biotite gneiss, quartzite, marble, amphibolite

Comments: T. Hoy, B.N. Church, A. Legun, K. Glover, G. Gibson, B. Grant, J.O. Wheeler,K.P.E. Dunne, J. Cunningham, and P.J. Desjardins, 1994, Geological Compilation of the Kootenay Area, OF 1994-8, BCGS

Lithology: Paragneiss metamorphic rocks

Reference: B.C. Geological Survey. British Columbia Digital Geology. [3]

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

References

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Cubley J.F. and Pattison D.R.M. (2009); Metamorphic contrast across the Kettle River fault, southeastern British Columbia, with implications for magnitude of fault displacement: Geological Survey of Canada, Current Research, 2009-9, 19 p.

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