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Townsite Mine, Coleman Township, Cobalt area, Cobalt-Gowganda region, Timiskaming District, Ontario, Canadai
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° 23' 34'' North , 79° 41' 27'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 47.39278,-79.69083
GeoHash:G#: f0rmdedfu
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


Discovered in 1906 by Cobalt Townsite Mining Co. Ltd. shut down in 1939 and is now a tourist attraction, Site #1 of the Heritage Silver Trail. Production up to 1916 was 13,180,000oz.Ag and 4,000lbs. Co. For photos of the mine go to: http://www.cobaltmininglegacy.ca/Townsite.php

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


11 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Satterly, J. (1977) A Catalogue of the Ontario Localities Represented by the Mineral Collection of the Royal Ontario Museum; Ontario Geological Survey Miscellaneous Paper MP70,464p.
Allargentum
Formula: (Ag1-xSbx)
Reference: Satterly, J. (1977) A Catalogue of the Ontario Localities Represented by the Mineral Collection of the Royal Ontario Museum; Ontario Geological Survey Miscellaneous Paper MP70,464p.
Breithauptite
Formula: NiSb
Reference: Satterly, J. (1977) A Catalogue of the Ontario Localities Represented by the Mineral Collection of the Royal Ontario Museum; Ontario Geological Survey Miscellaneous Paper MP70,464p.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Satterly, J. (1977) A Catalogue of the Ontario Localities Represented by the Mineral Collection of the Royal Ontario Museum; Ontario Geological Survey Miscellaneous Paper MP70,464p.
Cobaltite
Formula: CoAsS
Reference: Satterly, J. (1977) A Catalogue of the Ontario Localities Represented by the Mineral Collection of the Royal Ontario Museum; Ontario Geological Survey Miscellaneous Paper MP70,464p.
Nickeline
Formula: NiAs
Reference: Satterly, J. (1977) A Catalogue of the Ontario Localities Represented by the Mineral Collection of the Royal Ontario Museum; Ontario Geological Survey Miscellaneous Paper MP70,464p.
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: Satterly, J. (1977) A Catalogue of the Ontario Localities Represented by the Mineral Collection of the Royal Ontario Museum; Ontario Geological Survey Miscellaneous Paper MP70,464p.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Satterly, J. (1977) A Catalogue of the Ontario Localities Represented by the Mineral Collection of the Royal Ontario Museum; Ontario Geological Survey Miscellaneous Paper MP70,464p.
Safflorite
Formula: (Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Reference: Satterly, J. (1977) A Catalogue of the Ontario Localities Represented by the Mineral Collection of the Royal Ontario Museum; Ontario Geological Survey Miscellaneous Paper MP70,464p.
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Satterly, J. (1977) A Catalogue of the Ontario Localities Represented by the Mineral Collection of the Royal Ontario Museum; Ontario Geological Survey Miscellaneous Paper MP70,464p.
Skutterudite
Formula: CoAs3
Reference: Satterly, J. (1977) A Catalogue of the Ontario Localities Represented by the Mineral Collection of the Royal Ontario Museum; Ontario Geological Survey Miscellaneous Paper MP70,464p.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Silver'1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Acanthite'2.BA.35Ag2S
'Allargentum'2.AA.30(Ag1-xSbx)
'Breithauptite'2.CC.05NiSb
'Cobaltite'2.EB.25CoAsS
'Nickeline'2.CC.05NiAs
'Pyrargyrite'2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Safflorite'2.EB.15a(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
'Skutterudite'2.EC.05CoAs3
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:1
Allargentum2.2.1.2(Ag1-xSbx)
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Breithauptite2.8.11.2NiSb
Nickeline2.8.11.1NiAs
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Cobaltite2.12.3.1CoAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Safflorite2.12.2.11(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Skutterudite2.12.17.1CoAs3
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
SSulfur
S AcanthiteAg2S
S CobaltiteCoAsS
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S PyriteFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
CoCobalt
Co CobaltiteCoAsS
Co Safflorite(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Co SkutteruditeCoAs3
NiNickel
Ni BreithauptiteNiSb
Ni NickelineNiAs
AsArsenic
As CobaltiteCoAsS
As NickelineNiAs
As Safflorite(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
As SkutteruditeCoAs3
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag Allargentum(Ag1-xSbx)
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Ag SilverAg
SbAntimony
Sb Allargentum(Ag1-xSbx)
Sb BreithauptiteNiSb
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3

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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Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 624198
Huronian Supergroup (2.2 Ga to 2450 Ma); Cobalt Group; Gowganda Formation

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Gowganda Formation

Comments: Southern and Superior Province

Lithology: Conglomerate, sandstone, silstone, argillite

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]

Siderian
2300 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3185030
Paleoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Siderian (2300 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Cobalt Group

Comments: Southern Province

Lithology: Mudstone

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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Sabina, Ann P., 2000. Rocks and Minerals for the Collector: Cobalt-Belleterre-Timmins, Ontario and Quebec, GSC. Miscellaneous Report 57, 266 p.
Ontario Dept. of Mines, 1968, MRC No.10, Silver Cobalt Calcite Vein Deposits of Ontario, by A.O.Sergiades


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