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Cap Diamant, Quebec City (Agglomération de Québec), Capitale-Nationale, Québec, Canadai
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Cap Diamant- not defined -
Quebec City (Agglomération de Québec)City
Capitale-NationaleAdministrative Region
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
46° 48' 22'' North , 71° 12' 25'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Québec528,595 (2018)0.9km
Lévis126,396 (2018)2.2km
L'Ancienne-Lorette16,516 (2010)11.1km
Breakeyville5,000 (2016)14.0km
La Haute-Saint-Charles74,070 (2018)15.7km


Historically important mineral locality. The first documented mineral locality in Canada found during the second North American voyage of Jacques Cartier in 1535. Quartz crystals similar to the well known Herkimer "diamonds" were collected from the cliffs, above Vieux Québec by the crew of Cartier. These were carried back to France and were believed to be diamonds, there experts identified them as quartz crystals. The cliffs still bear the name Cap Diamant given by Cartier.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Bitumen'
Reference: Horváth collection
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Fredric A Schuster COLLECTION
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Horváth collection
Quartz var: "Herkimer-style" Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Horváth (2003) Mineral species discovered in Canada and species named after Canadians. Canadian Mineralogist SP6.
Strontianite
Formula: SrCO3
Reference: Horváth collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: "Herkimer-style" Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Strontianite5.AB.15SrCO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Bitumen'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Strontianite14.1.3.3SrCO3
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Bitumen'-
Quartz
var: "Herkimer-style" Quartz
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C StrontianiteSrCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O StrontianiteSrCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O Quartz (var: "Herkimer-style" Quartz)SiO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: "Herkimer-style" Quartz)SiO2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
SrStrontium
Sr StrontianiteSrCO3

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Horváth (2003) Mineral species discovered in Canada and species named after Canadians. Canadian Mineralogist SP6.


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