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Thierry Mine, Kapkichi Lake Area, Kenora District, Ontario, Canadai
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 51° 30' 53'' North , 90° 20' 54'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 51.51472,-90.34833
GeoHash:G#: ccpv01fr5
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate


A copper-nickel mine owned by Umex, Inc. Located about 450 km NW of Thunder Bay near the town of Pickle Lake.
Workings were about 600 feet (190 meters) deep. Closed April 1982.

Geological setting is the Uchi volcanic belt, Superior Structural Province.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


38 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 13-21
Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 3-11
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 3-11
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 3-11
'Biotite'
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 3-11
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 13-21
Carrollite
Formula: Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 13-21
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 13-21
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 3-11; Can Mineral 1984 22: 13-21
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 3-11
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 13-21
Cubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 13-21
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 3-11
Emplectite
Formula: CuBiS2
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 13-21
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 3-11
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 3-11
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 3-11
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 13-21
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 13-21
'Hornblende'
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 3-11
Kotulskite
Formula: Pd(Te,Bi)
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 13-21
Mackinawite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)9S8
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 13-21
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 3-11
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 13-21
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 13-21
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 13-21
Merenskyite
Formula: (Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)2
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 13-21
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 13-21
Moncheite
Formula: (Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 13-21
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 3-11; Can Mineral 1984 22: 13-21
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 3-11; Can Mineral 1984 22: 13-21
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 3-11; Can Mineral 1984 22: 13-21
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 3-11.
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 3-11
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 13-21
Smythite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)3+xS4 (x=0-0.3)
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 13-21
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 13-21
Stützite
Formula: Ag5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 13-21
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 3-11
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 3-11
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 3-11
'UM1984-40-Te:AgBi'
Formula: Ag3BiTe2
Reference: Patterson, G.C., Watkinson, D.H. (1984): Metamorphism and supergene alteration of Cu-Ni sulfides, Thierry mine, Northwestern Ontario. Canadian Mineralogist: 22: 13-21; in: Dunn, P.J., Volker, G., Grice, J.D., Jambor, J.L., Puziewicz, J., Shigley, J.E., Vanko, D.A., Zilczer, J.A. (1985): New mineral Names. American Mineralogist: 70: 439
Vaesite
Formula: NiS2
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 13-21
Violarite
Formula: Fe2+Ni3+2S4
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 3-11; Can Mineral 1984 22: 13-21
Wittichenite
Formula: Cu3BiS3
Reference: Can Mineral 1984 22: 13-21

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Carrollite2.DA.05Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cubanite2.CB.55aCuFe2S3
Emplectite2.HA.05CuBiS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Kotulskite2.CC.05Pd(Te,Bi)
Mackinawite2.CC.25(Fe,Ni)9S8
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Merenskyite2.EA.20(Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)2
Millerite2.CC.20NiS
Moncheite2.EA.20(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
Pentlandite2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Smythite2.CC.10(Fe,Ni)3+xS4 (x=0-0.3)
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stützite2.BA.65Ag5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
Vaesite2.EB.05aNiS2
Violarite2.DA.05Fe2+Ni3+2S4
Wittichenite2.GA.20Cu3BiS3
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Magnesite5.AB.05MgCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Hornblende'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
'UM1984-40-Te:AgBi'-Ag3BiTe2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Mackinawite2.7.2.1(Fe,Ni)9S8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Millerite2.8.16.1NiS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Smythite2.8.10.2(Fe,Ni)3+xS4 (x=0-0.3)
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Cubanite2.9.13.1CuFe2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Carrollite2.10.1.2Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Violarite2.10.1.8Fe2+Ni3+2S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Merenskyite2.12.14.4(Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)2
Moncheite2.12.14.3(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Vaesite2.12.1.2NiS2
Miscellaneous
Stützite2.16.13.1Ag5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 3
Wittichenite3.4.8.1Cu3BiS3
ø = 2
Emplectite3.7.5.2CuBiS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Magnesite14.1.1.2MgCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
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.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Hornblende'-
Kotulskite-Pd(Te,Bi)
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
'UM1984-40-Te:AgBi'-Ag3BiTe2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C MagnesiteMgCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O MagnesiteMgCO3
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O BaryteBaSO4
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O HematiteFe2O3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
MgMagnesium
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg MagnesiteMgCO3
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
AlAluminium
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
S PyriteFeS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
S CubaniteCuFe2S3
S MilleriteNiS
S CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
S WitticheniteCu3BiS3
S EmplectiteCuBiS2
S Smythite(Fe,Ni)3+xS4 (x=0-0.3)
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
S VaesiteNiS2
S Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8
S AcanthiteAg2S
S ChalcociteCu2S
S MarcasiteFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
Fe CubaniteCuFe2S3
Fe Smythite(Fe,Ni)3+xS4 (x=0-0.3)
Fe Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
CoCobalt
Co CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
NiNickel
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Ni ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
Ni MilleriteNiS
Ni CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
Ni Smythite(Fe,Ni)3+xS4 (x=0-0.3)
Ni VaesiteNiS2
Ni Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu CubaniteCuFe2S3
Cu CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
Cu WitticheniteCu3BiS3
Cu EmplectiteCuBiS2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu CopperCu
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
ZnZinc
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Zn SphaleriteZnS
PdPalladium
Pd Merenskyite(Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)2
Pd Moncheite(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
Pd KotulskitePd(Te,Bi)
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag StütziteAg5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
Ag UM1984-40-Te:AgBiAg3BiTe2
TeTellurium
Te StütziteAg5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
Te Merenskyite(Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)2
Te Moncheite(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
Te KotulskitePd(Te,Bi)
Te UM1984-40-Te:AgBiAg3BiTe2
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PtPlatinum
Pt Moncheite(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
BiBismuth
Bi WitticheniteCu3BiS3
Bi EmplectiteCuBiS2
Bi Moncheite(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
Bi KotulskitePd(Te,Bi)
Bi UM1984-40-Te:AgBiAg3BiTe2

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
2500 - 2800 Ma



ID: 3185834
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]

Neoarchean - Mesoarchean
2500 - 3200 Ma



ID: 620696
Foliated tonalite suite

Age: Archean (2500 - 3200 Ma)

Comments: Superior Province

Lithology: Tonalite to granodiorite-foliated to massive

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]

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

References

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George C. Patterson and David H. Watkinson
The geology of the Thierry Cu-Ni mine, northwestern Ontario
Can Mineral 1984 22: 3-11
George C. Patterson and David H. Watkinson
Metamorphism and supergene alteration of Cu-Ni sulfides, Thierry Mine, northwestern Ontario
Can Mineral 1984 22: 13-21
Mining Annual Review (1985): 55.


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