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Tilt Cove Mine, Betts Cove, Baie Verte Peninsula, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canadai
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Tilt Cove MineMine
Betts CoveCove
Baie Verte PeninsulaPeninsula
Newfoundland- not defined -
Newfoundland and LabradorProvince
CanadaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
49° 53' 9'' North , 55° 37' 58'' West
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PlacePopulationDistance
La Scie970 (2006)7.5km


Owned by the First Maritime Mining Corp., Ltd. East Mine workings go to at least the 1,600 foot level. The Tilt Cove copper mine operated from 1864 to 1917 and 1957 to 1967 and was one of Newfoundland's most successful early mines. A total of 153,000 tons of copper and 43,000 ounces of gold were produced from nearly 9 million tons of ore. Early copper grades ranged between 4 and 12 percent. Most of the copper ore from the early stage of mining activity was shipped to Wales for refinement. The ores were found in an ophiolite, a slice of oceanic crust which was exposed during the Ordovician.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


23 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Annabergite
Formula: Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Sabina (2003) 118.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Sabina (2003) 118.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: K. Kanehira and D. Bachinski (1968) Framboidal pyrite and concentric textures in ores of the Tilt Cove Mine, northeastern Newfoundland Can Mineral 1967 9:124-128
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: K. Kanehira and D. Bachinski (1968) Framboidal pyrite and concentric textures in ores of the Tilt Cove Mine, northeastern Newfoundland Can Mineral 1967 9:124-128
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: K. Kanehira and D. Bachinski (1968) Framboidal pyrite and concentric textures in ores of the Tilt Cove Mine, northeastern Newfoundland Can Mineral 1967 9:124-128
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: K. Kanehira and D. Bachinski (1968) Framboidal pyrite and concentric textures in ores of the Tilt Cove Mine, northeastern Newfoundland Can Mineral 1967 9:124-128
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Reference: K. Kanehira and D. Bachinski (1968) Framboidal pyrite and concentric textures in ores of the Tilt Cove Mine, northeastern Newfoundland Can Mineral 1967 9:124-128
Erythrite
Formula: Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Sabina (2003) 118.
Gersdorffite
Formula: NiAsS
Reference: Sabina (2003) 118.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: K. Kanehira and D. Bachinski (1968) Framboidal pyrite and concentric textures in ores of the Tilt Cove Mine, northeastern Newfoundland Can Mineral 1967 9:124-128
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: K. Kanehira and D. Bachinski (1968) Framboidal pyrite and concentric textures in ores of the Tilt Cove Mine, northeastern Newfoundland Can Mineral 1967 9:124-128
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: K. Kanehira and D. Bachinski (1968) Framboidal pyrite and concentric textures in ores of the Tilt Cove Mine, northeastern Newfoundland Can Mineral 1967 9:124-128
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: K. Kanehira and D. Bachinski (1968) Framboidal pyrite and concentric textures in ores of the Tilt Cove Mine, northeastern Newfoundland Can Mineral 1967 9:124-128
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: K. Kanehira and D. Bachinski (1968) Framboidal pyrite and concentric textures in ores of the Tilt Cove Mine, northeastern Newfoundland Can Mineral 1967 9:124-128
Maucherite
Formula: Ni11As8
Reference: Sabina (2003) 118.
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Reference: Sabina (2003) 118.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: K. Kanehira and D. Bachinski (1968) Framboidal pyrite and concentric textures in ores of the Tilt Cove Mine, northeastern Newfoundland Can Mineral 1967 9:124-128
Nickeline
Formula: NiAs
Reference: Sabina (2003) 118.
Nickelskutterudite
Formula: (Ni,Co,Fe)As3
Reference: Sabina (2003) 118.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: K. Kanehira and D. Bachinski (1968) Framboidal pyrite and concentric textures in ores of the Tilt Cove Mine, northeastern Newfoundland Can Mineral 1967 9:124-128
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: K. Kanehira and D. Bachinski (1968) Framboidal pyrite and concentric textures in ores of the Tilt Cove Mine, northeastern Newfoundland Can Mineral 1967 9:124-128
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: K. Kanehira and D. Bachinski (1968) Framboidal pyrite and concentric textures in ores of the Tilt Cove Mine, northeastern Newfoundland Can Mineral 1967 9:124-128
Rammelsbergite
Formula: NiAs2
Reference: Sabina (2003) 118.
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: K. Kanehira and D. Bachinski (1968) Framboidal pyrite and concentric textures in ores of the Tilt Cove Mine, northeastern Newfoundland Can Mineral 1967 9:124-128
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: K. Kanehira and D. Bachinski (1968) Framboidal pyrite and concentric textures in ores of the Tilt Cove Mine, northeastern Newfoundland Can Mineral 1967 9:124-128
Violarite
Formula: Fe2+Ni3+2S4
Reference: Sabina (2003) 118.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
'Electrum'1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
Gold1.AA.05Au
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Gersdorffite2.EB.25NiAsS
Maucherite2.AB.15Ni11As8
Millerite2.CC.20NiS
Nickeline2.CC.05NiAs
Nickelskutterudite2.EC.05(Ni,Co,Fe)As3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Rammelsbergite2.EB.15aNiAs2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Violarite2.DA.05Fe2+Ni3+2S4
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Annabergite8.CE.40Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Erythrite8.CE.40Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

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
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Millerite2.8.16.1NiS
Nickeline2.8.11.1NiAs
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Violarite2.10.1.8Fe2+Ni3+2S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Gersdorffite2.12.3.2NiAsS
Nickelskutterudite2.12.17.2(Ni,Co,Fe)As3
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Rammelsbergite2.12.2.12NiAs2
Miscellaneous
Maucherite2.16.16.1Ni11As8
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Annabergite40.3.6.4Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Erythrite40.3.6.3Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(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'-
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O HematiteFe2O3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O CalciteCaCO3
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O QuartzSiO2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
AlAluminium
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S SphaleriteZnS
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S GersdorffiteNiAsS
S MilleriteNiS
S ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe Nickelskutterudite(Ni,Co,Fe)As3
Fe ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
CoCobalt
Co ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Co Nickelskutterudite(Ni,Co,Fe)As3
NiNickel
Ni AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Ni GersdorffiteNiAsS
Ni MaucheriteNi11As8
Ni MilleriteNiS
Ni NickelineNiAs
Ni Nickelskutterudite(Ni,Co,Fe)As3
Ni RammelsbergiteNiAs2
Ni ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CopperCu
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As GersdorffiteNiAsS
As MaucheriteNi11As8
As NickelineNiAs
As Nickelskutterudite(Ni,Co,Fe)As3
As RammelsbergiteNiAs2
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
AuGold
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
Au GoldAu

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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Silurian
419.2 - 443.8 Ma



ID: 3190189
Paleozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Silurian (419.2 - 443.8 Ma)

Lithology: Bimodal-mainly felsic volcanic 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

References

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Kanehira, K. and Bachinski, D. (1968) Framboidal pyrite and concentric textures in ores of the Tilt Cove Mine, northeastern Newfoundland. Can. Mineral. 9: 124-128.
SABINA, A.P. (1976): Rocks & minerals for the collector: The Magdalen Islands, Quebec and the island of Newfoundland. Geological Survey of Canada Paper 75-36, 199p. Reissued in 2003 as Île de la Madeleine, Quebec, the Island of Newfoundland and Labrador. Geological Survey of Canada Miscellaneous Report 58, 118-120.
Sadd, S., and Scott, S., 2003, Newfoundland and Labrador: Traveller's Guide to the Geology and Guidebook to Stops of Interest. Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Mines and Energy, Geological Survey. 91 p.


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