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Parham occurrence, Olden Township, Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canadai
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° 41' 45'' North , 76° 44' 15'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 44.69583,-76.73750
GeoHash:G#: drcqmb9kn
Locality type:Occurrence
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Nearest Settlements:
Perth6,481 (2008)44.7km

Most of the allanite labelled as coming from Olden Township is from this locality and is allanite-(Ce). The main reference in Satterly and the location given is incorrect. The location according to the ODM is concession 7, not concession 8. Also the 1947 publications referred to does not contain any information on this occurrence. For details see the link below. The locality was discovered by Harley Leach sometime around 1972. Locality is in Concession 7, Lot 2. The GPS co-ordinates for this locality are for the parking area. The actual locality is some unknown distance to the east. The directions that appear in Harley Leach (second edition) and repeated in Sabina's Bancroft guidebook are no longer correct. The first turn on the dirt road is a private road and in marked "No Trespassing" (August 2014). GPS co-ordinates are needed to find the location in the woods.

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North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: {CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Description: Refinement of the chemistry by Ercit, T.Scott 2002. The Mess That Is “Allanite” Canadian Mineralogist, Vol.40,pp 1411-1419 reported by Peterson,R.C. and MacFarlane,D.B. 1993 has determined that the allanite from here is Ferriallanite-(ce) rather than Allanite-(ce). Subsequently shown to be Allanite-(ce) by Pavel M. Kartashov see: http://www.mindat.org/forum.php?read,7,311565,316146#msg-316146
Reference: Peterson,R.C. and MacFarlane,D.B. 1993. The Rare-Earth Chemistry of Allanite From the Grenville Province. Canadian Mineralogist, Vol.31,pp159-166
Formula: Ce(CO3)F
Reference: Scott Ercit pers. comm.
Formula: {CaCe}{Fe3+AlFe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Ercit, T.Scott 2002. The Mess That Is “Allanite” Canadian Mineralogist, Vol.40,pp 1411-1419

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Group 9 - Silicates

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

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)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.

List of minerals for each chemical element

H Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Ferriallanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Fe3+AlFe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
C Bastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)F
O Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Bastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)F
O Ferriallanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Fe3+AlFe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
F Bastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)F
Al Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Ferriallanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Fe3+AlFe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Ferriallanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Fe3+AlFe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca Ferriallanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Fe3+AlFe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe Ferriallanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Fe3+AlFe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ce Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ce Bastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)F
Ce Ferriallanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Fe3+AlFe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)

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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Neoproterozoic - Mesoproterozoic
541 - 1600 Ma

ID: 613785
Early felsic plutonic rock

Age: Proterozoic (541 - 1600 Ma)

Comments: Grenville Province Central Metasedimentary Belt

Lithology: Granodiorite, tonalite, monzogranite, syenogranite; derived gneisses and 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]

1200 - 1400 Ma

ID: 3184628
Mesoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Ectasian (1200 - 1400 Ma)

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic 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]

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Trail, R.J. (1980): Catalogue of Canadian Minerals, GSC Paper 80-18.
Peterson, R.C. and MacFarlane, D.B. (1993): The Rare-Earth Chemistry of Allanite From the Grenville Province. Canadian Mineralogist 31, 159-166.
Leach, H. (1972) 200 mineral localities in southern Ontario. Published by author.
Sabina, A.P. (1986), Rocks and Minerals for the Collector, Bancroft-Parry Sound Area and Southern Ontario. Geological Survey of Canada, Misc. Report 39

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