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Bruce Nuclear Power Station, Douglas Point, Kincardine Township, Bruce Co., Ontario, Canadai
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Bruce Nuclear Power Station- not defined -
Douglas PointPoint
Kincardine TownshipTownship
Bruce Co.County
Ontario- not defined -
CanadaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° 20' 22'' North , 81° 34' 40'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 44.33944,-81.57778
GeoHash:G#: dpvupxszu
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Kincardine6,725 (2015)17.9km


This is an unusual locality, a functioning power station. The minerals found here were collected from the material (limestone) removed during the excavation of the cooling water intake tunnel and open channel in the 1970s.
The minerals occurred in cavities in the limestone. The best specimens collected in 1974 were very sharp, colorless crystals of celestine to 5 cm and opaque blue crystals to ~8 cm.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Horváth collection
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Horváth collection
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Reference: Horváth collection
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Horváth collection
Strontianite
Formula: SrCO3
Reference: Jeffrey Shallit Collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Strontianite5.AB.15SrCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Celestine7.AD.35SrSO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Strontianite14.1.3.3SrCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Celestine28.3.1.2SrSO4
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C AragoniteCaCO3
C StrontianiteSrCO3
OOxygen
O CelestineSrSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O AragoniteCaCO3
O StrontianiteSrCO3
SSulfur
S CelestineSrSO4
S PyriteFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
SrStrontium
Sr CelestineSrSO4
Sr StrontianiteSrCO3

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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Paleozoic
251.902 - 541 Ma



ID: 3187973
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 541 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]

Devonian
358.9 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 3293901
Amherstburg

Age: Devonian (358.9 - 419.2 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Amherstburg Formation

Description: tan to grey-brown, fine- to coarse-grained, bioclastic, fossiliferous, cherty and bituminous limestone and dolostone

Comments: tan to grey-brown to dark brown, fine- to coarse-grained, bituminous, bioclastic, commonly cherty, fossiliferous limestone and dolostone; locally abundant stromatoporoid-dominated, limestone bioherms (Formosa reef limestone)

Reference: Armstrong, D.K, and J.E.P. Dodge. Paleozoic geology of southern Ontario. Ontario Geological Survey Miscellaneous Release–Data 219. [180]

Middle Devonian
382.7 - 393.3 Ma



ID: 619442
Detroit River Group; Onondaga Formation

Age: Middle Devonian (382.7 - 393.3 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Detroit River Group; Onondaga Formation

Lithology: Limestone, dolostone, shale

Reference: Ontario Geological Survey. 1:250 000 scale bedrock geology of Ontario. ISBN 978-1-4435-5705-4. Miscellaneous Release–Data 126 - Revision 1. [1]

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