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Goulais River mine (Prace mine; Sill Lake mine), Vankoughnet Township, Algoma District, Ontario, Canadai
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Goulais River mine (Prace mine; Sill Lake mine)Mine
Vankoughnet TownshipTownship
Algoma DistrictDistrict
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 46' 1'' North , 84° 15' 28'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.76694,-84.25765
GeoHash:G#: f0k449tmn
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Sault Ste. Marie74,948 (2018)28.4km
Sault Ste. Marie13,827 (2017)30.9km


A high grade argentiferous galena vein in a shear zone at the contact between Nipissing diabase and Gowganda argillite. Discovered in 1973.

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North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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10 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Ann P.Sabina 1991, Rocks and Minerals for the Collector, Sudbury to Winnipeg. GSC Misc. Report 49.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Ann P.Sabina 1991, Rocks and Minerals for the Collector, Sudbury to Winnipeg. GSC Misc. Report 49.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Ann P.Sabina 1991, Rocks and Minerals for the Collector, Sudbury to Winnipeg. GSC Misc. Report 49.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Ann P.Sabina 1991, Rocks and Minerals for the Collector, Sudbury to Winnipeg. GSC Misc. Report 49.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Ann P.Sabina 1991, Rocks and Minerals for the Collector, Sudbury to Winnipeg. GSC Misc. Report 49.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Ann P.Sabina 1991, Rocks and Minerals for the Collector, Sudbury to Winnipeg. GSC Misc. Report 49.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Ann P.Sabina 1991, Rocks and Minerals for the Collector, Sudbury to Winnipeg. GSC Misc. Report 49.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Ann P.Sabina 1991, Rocks and Minerals for the Collector, Sudbury to Winnipeg. GSC Misc. Report 49.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Ann P.Sabina 1991, Rocks and Minerals for the Collector, Sudbury to Winnipeg. GSC Misc. Report 49.
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Ann P.Sabina 1991, Rocks and Minerals for the Collector, Sudbury to Winnipeg. GSC Misc. Report 49.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
OOxygen
O HematiteFe2O3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O AnglesitePbSO4
O CerussitePbCO3
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S AnglesitePbSO4
FeIron
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CuCopper
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Zn SphaleriteZnS
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb CerussitePbCO3

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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Neoarchean - Mesoarchean
2500 - 3200 Ma



ID: 620018
Mafic to intermediate metavolcanic rocks

Age: Archean (2500 - 3200 Ma)

Comments: Superior Province

Lithology: Basaltic and andesitic flows, tuffs and breccias, chert, iron formation, minor metasedimentary and intrusive rocks, related migmatites

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]

Neoarchean
2500 - 2800 Ma



ID: 3186138
Archean intrusive rocks

Age: Neoarchean (2500 - 2800 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous 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]

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

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Ann P.Sabina 1991, Rocks and Minerals for the Collector, Sudbury to Winnipeg. GSC Misc. Report 49.

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