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Windsor Salt mine, Pugwash, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canadai
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Windsor Salt mineMine
Pugwash- not defined -
Cumberland Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
45° 50' 30'' North , 63° 39' 14'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
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PlacePopulationDistance
Oxford1,283 (2008)20.3km
Springhill3,940 (2008)37.3km


In operation since 1959. Room and pillar operation.

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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


22 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: Boehner, R.C. (1986) Salt and Potash Resources in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy, Bulletin 5.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Boehner, R.C. (1986) Salt and Potash Resources in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy, Bulletin 5.
Boracite
Formula: Mg3(B7O13)Cl
Reference: Boehner, R.C. (1986) Salt and Potash Resources in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy, Bulletin 5.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Boehner, R.C. (1986) Salt and Potash Resources in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy, Bulletin 5.
Carnallite
Formula: KMgCl3 · 6H2O
Reference: Boehner, R.C. (1986) Salt and Potash Resources in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy, Bulletin 5.
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Reference: Boehner, R.C. (1986) Salt and Potash Resources in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy, Bulletin 5.
Chambersite
Formula: Mn2+3(B7O13)Cl
Habit: {111}
Colour: Purple
Description: A single specimen is in the collection of the Fundy Geological Museum. The locality on the specimen label is the Nappan Mine (a brine operation). However background research and talking to the mine engineer at Pugwash have confirmed the proper locality is Pugwash. The specimen was found many years ago during a mine survey. No other specimens are available.
Reference: Fundy Geological Museum specimen, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, Canada.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Boehner, R.C. (1986) Salt and Potash Resources in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy, Bulletin 5.
Danburite
Formula: CaB2Si2O8
Reference: Boehner, R.C. (1986) Salt and Potash Resources in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy, Bulletin 5.
Glauberite
Formula: Na2Ca(SO4)2
Reference: Boehner, R.C. (1986) Salt and Potash Resources in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Dept. Mines and Energy, Bulletin 5.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Boehner, R.C. (1986) Salt and Potash Resources in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy, Bulletin 5.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Boehner, R.C. (1986) Salt and Potash Resources in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy, Bulletin 5.
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Reference: Salt in Nova Scotia (Information Circular 33)
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Reference: Boehner, R.C. (1986) Salt and Potash Resources in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy, Bulletin 5.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Boehner, R.C. (1986) Salt and Potash Resources in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy, Bulletin 5.
Polyhalite
Formula: K2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
Reference: Boehner, R.C. (1986) Salt and Potash Resources in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy, Bulletin 5.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Boehner, R.C. (1986) Salt and Potash Resources in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy, Bulletin 5.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Boehner, R.C. (1986) Salt and Potash Resources in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy, Bulletin 5.
Riebeckite
Formula: ◻[Na2][Fe2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH)2
Reference: Boehner, R.C. (1986) Salt and Potash Resources in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy, Bulletin 5.
Rinneite
Formula: K3Na[FeCl6]
Reference: Boehner, R.C. (1986) Salt and Potash Resources in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy, Bulletin 5.
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: Rose, Peter A. (1987) Petrography and Geochecistry of Anhydrite Units from the Canadian Salt Company Mine, Pugwash, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. Unpublished B.Sc. Honours Thesis, Acadia University, Nova Scotia.
Sylvite
Formula: KCl
Reference: Boehner, R.C. (1986) Salt and Potash Resources in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy, Bulletin 5.
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Boehner, R.C. (1986) Salt and Potash Resources in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy, Bulletin 5.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Carnallite3.BA.10KMgCl3 · 6H2O
Halite3.AA.20NaCl
Rinneite3.CJ.05K3Na[FeCl6]
Sylvite3.AA.20KCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Magnesite5.AB.05MgCO3
Group 6 - Borates
Boracite6.GA.05Mg3(B7O13)Cl
Chambersite6.GA.05Mn2+3(B7O13)Cl
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anhydrite7.AD.30CaSO4
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Celestine7.AD.35SrSO4
Glauberite7.AD.25Na2Ca(SO4)2
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Polyhalite7.CC.65K2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Danburite9.FA.65CaB2Si2O8
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Riebeckite9.DE.25◻[Na2][Fe2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH)2
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl
Sylvite9.1.1.2KCl
Group 11 - HALIDE COMPLEXES
AmBX3
Carnallite11.1.2.1KMgCl3 · 6H2O
AmBX6
Rinneite11.5.3.1K3Na[FeCl6]
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Magnesite14.1.1.2MgCO3
Group 25 - ANHYDROUS BORATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Hexaborates
Boracite25.6.1.1Mg3(B7O13)Cl
Chambersite25.6.1.3Mn2+3(B7O13)Cl
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Celestine28.3.1.2SrSO4
Miscellaneous
Glauberite28.4.2.1Na2Ca(SO4)2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AmBn(XO4)p·xH2O, with (m+n):p < 3:2 and > 1:1
Polyhalite29.4.5.1K2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with[Si2O7] with borate groups
Danburite56.3.1.1CaB2Si2O8
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
Riebeckite-◻[Na2][Fe2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Riebeckite◻[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
BBoron
B ChambersiteMn32+(B7O13)Cl
B DanburiteCaB2Si2O8
B BoraciteMg3(B7O13)Cl
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MagnesiteMgCO3
OOxygen
O ChambersiteMn32+(B7O13)Cl
O CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O DanburiteCaB2Si2O8
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O MagnesiteMgCO3
O PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O BoraciteMg3(B7O13)Cl
O CelestineSrSO4
O GlauberiteNa2Ca(SO4)2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Riebeckite◻[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
NaSodium
Na HaliteNaCl
Na GlauberiteNa2Ca(SO4)2
Na Riebeckite◻[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
Na RinneiteK3Na[FeCl6]
MgMagnesium
Mg CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
Mg MagnesiteMgCO3
Mg PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
Mg BoraciteMg3(B7O13)Cl
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si DanburiteCaB2Si2O8
Si QuartzSiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Riebeckite◻[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
SSulfur
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S BaryteBaSO4
S PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
S PyriteFeS2
S CelestineSrSO4
S GlauberiteNa2Ca(SO4)2
S SulphurS8
ClChlorine
Cl ChambersiteMn32+(B7O13)Cl
Cl HaliteNaCl
Cl CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
Cl SylviteKCl
Cl BoraciteMg3(B7O13)Cl
Cl RinneiteK3Na[FeCl6]
KPotassium
K CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
K SylviteKCl
K PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K RinneiteK3Na[FeCl6]
CaCalcium
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca DanburiteCaB2Si2O8
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
Ca GlauberiteNa2Ca(SO4)2
MnManganese
Mn ChambersiteMn32+(B7O13)Cl
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe Riebeckite◻[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
Fe RinneiteK3Na[FeCl6]
SrStrontium
Sr CelestineSrSO4
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4

References

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Salt in Nova Scotia (Information Circular 33)
Boehner, R.C. (1986) Salt and Potash Resources in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy, Bulletin 5.

External Links

http://www.gov.ns.ca/natr/meb/pdf/bull05.asp - Salt and Potash Resources in Nova Scotia

http://www.gov.ns.ca/natr/meb/data/pubs/ic/ic33.pdf - Salt in Nova Scotia (Information Circular 33)

http://nsminerals.atspace.com/SaltDistrict.html - Mineralogy of Nova Scotia

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