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Voisey's Bay Ni-Co-Cu deposit, Voisey´s Bay, Labrador, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canadai
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
56° 19' 47'' North , 62° 5' 43'' West
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Age:
1300 Ma
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Please note: the latitude/longitude coordinates given are for the operating open pit mine in the Ovoid part of the deposit.
Complex deposit :
- Eastern Deeps: disseminated and massive sulfides along the intersection of a feeder sheet and troctolite intrusion
- The Ovoid: massive sulfide lens underlain by a feeder sheet
- Discovery Hill zone: disseminated and massive sulfides in the troctolite feeder
- Reid Brook zone: intersection of a feeder sheet and a deep level intrusion.

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34 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Kelvin et al. Canadian Mineralogist 49, 1505
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Huminicki, M. A. E., Sylvester, P. J., Lastra, R., Cabri, L. J., Evans-Lamswood, D., & Wilton, D. H. C. (2008). First report of platinum-group minerals from a hornblende gabbro dyke in the vicinity of the Southeast Extension Zone of the Voisey’s Bay Ni-Cu-Co deposit, Labrador. Mineralogy and Petrology, 92(1-2), 129-164.
Altaite
Formula: PbTe
Reference: Kelvin et al. Canadian Mineralogist 49, 1505
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Yuri Amelin, Chusi Li, A.J Naldrett, Geochronology of the Voisey's Bay intrusion, Labrador, Canada, by precise U–Pb dating of coexisting baddeleyite, zircon, and apatite, Lithos, Volume 47, Issues 1–2, June 1999, Pages 33-51
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: Huminicki, M. A. E., Sylvester, P. J., Lastra, R., Cabri, L. J., Evans-Lamswood, D., & Wilton, D. H. C. (2008). First report of platinum-group minerals from a hornblende gabbro dyke in the vicinity of the Southeast Extension Zone of the Voisey’s Bay Ni-Cu-Co deposit, Labrador. Mineralogy and Petrology, 92(1-2), 129-164.
Baddeleyite
Formula: ZrO2
Reference: Yuri Amelin, Chusi Li, A.J Naldrett, Geochronology of the Voisey's Bay intrusion, Labrador, Canada, by precise U–Pb dating of coexisting baddeleyite, zircon, and apatite, Lithos, Volume 47, Issues 1–2, June 1999, Pages 33-51
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: Huminicki, M. A. E., Sylvester, P. J., Lastra, R., Cabri, L. J., Evans-Lamswood, D., & Wilton, D. H. C. (2008). First report of platinum-group minerals from a hornblende gabbro dyke in the vicinity of the Southeast Extension Zone of the Voisey’s Bay Ni-Cu-Co deposit, Labrador. Mineralogy and Petrology, 92(1-2), 129-164.
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Reference: Kelvin et al. Canadian Mineralogist 49, 1505
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Huminicki, M. A. E., Sylvester, P. J., Lastra, R., Cabri, L. J., Evans-Lamswood, D., & Wilton, D. H. C. (2008). First report of platinum-group minerals from a hornblende gabbro dyke in the vicinity of the Southeast Extension Zone of the Voisey’s Bay Ni-Cu-Co deposit, Labrador. Mineralogy and Petrology, 92(1-2), 129-164.
Breithauptite
Formula: NiSb
Reference: Kelvin et al. Canadian Mineralogist 49, 1505
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Geological Association of Canada (2014) Abstracts Fredericton Vol 37
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: A.J. Naldrett et al. , Economic Geology, June 2000, V95, N° 4, pp. 889-900.; Geological Association of Canada (2014) Abstracts Fredericton Vol 37; Huminicki, M. A. E., Sylvester, P. J., Lastra, R., Cabri, L. J., Evans-Lamswood, D., & Wilton, D. H. C. (2008). First report of platinum-group minerals from a hornblende gabbro dyke in the vicinity of the Southeast Extension Zone of the Voisey’s Bay Ni-Cu-Co deposit, Labrador. Mineralogy and Petrology, 92(1-2), 129-164.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Huminicki, M. A. E., Sylvester, P. J., Lastra, R., Cabri, L. J., Evans-Lamswood, D., & Wilton, D. H. C. (2008). First report of platinum-group minerals from a hornblende gabbro dyke in the vicinity of the Southeast Extension Zone of the Voisey’s Bay Ni-Cu-Co deposit, Labrador. Mineralogy and Petrology, 92(1-2), 129-164.
Corundum
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: Chusi Li, Naldrett, A.J., and Ripley, E.M. (2001): Mineralium Deposita 36, 85-92.
Cubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Reference: A.J. Naldrett et al. , Economic Geology, June 2000, V95, N° 4, pp. 889-900.
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Reference: Huminicki, M. A. E., Sylvester, P. J., Lastra, R., Cabri, L. J., Evans-Lamswood, D., & Wilton, D. H. C. (2008). First report of platinum-group minerals from a hornblende gabbro dyke in the vicinity of the Southeast Extension Zone of the Voisey’s Bay Ni-Cu-Co deposit, Labrador. Mineralogy and Petrology, 92(1-2), 129-164.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Chusi Li, Naldrett, A.J., and Ripley, E.M. (2001): Mineralium Deposita 36, 85-92.; Huminicki, M. A. E., Sylvester, P. J., Lastra, R., Cabri, L. J., Evans-Lamswood, D., & Wilton, D. H. C. (2008). First report of platinum-group minerals from a hornblende gabbro dyke in the vicinity of the Southeast Extension Zone of the Voisey’s Bay Ni-Cu-Co deposit, Labrador. Mineralogy and Petrology, 92(1-2), 129-164.
Froodite
Formula: α-PdBi2
Reference: Kelvin et al. Canadian Mineralogist 49, 1505; Huminicki, M. A. E., Sylvester, P. J., Lastra, R., Cabri, L. J., Evans-Lamswood, D., & Wilton, D. H. C. (2008). First report of platinum-group minerals from a hornblende gabbro dyke in the vicinity of the Southeast Extension Zone of the Voisey’s Bay Ni-Cu-Co deposit, Labrador. Mineralogy and Petrology, 92(1-2), 129-164.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Kelvin et al. Canadian Mineralogist 49, 1505; Huminicki, M. A. E., Sylvester, P. J., Lastra, R., Cabri, L. J., Evans-Lamswood, D., & Wilton, D. H. C. (2008). First report of platinum-group minerals from a hornblende gabbro dyke in the vicinity of the Southeast Extension Zone of the Voisey’s Bay Ni-Cu-Co deposit, Labrador. Mineralogy and Petrology, 92(1-2), 129-164.
Hercynite
Formula: Fe2+Al2O4
Reference: Chusi Li, Naldrett, A.J., and Ripley, E.M. (2001): Mineralium Deposita 36, 85-92.
'Hornblende'
Reference: Huminicki, M. A. E., Sylvester, P. J., Lastra, R., Cabri, L. J., Evans-Lamswood, D., & Wilton, D. H. C. (2008). First report of platinum-group minerals from a hornblende gabbro dyke in the vicinity of the Southeast Extension Zone of the Voisey’s Bay Ni-Cu-Co deposit, Labrador. Mineralogy and Petrology, 92(1-2), 129-164.
'Hypersthene'
Formula: (Mg,Fe)SiO3
Reference: Chusi Li, Naldrett, A.J., and Ripley, E.M. (2001): Mineralium Deposita 36, 85-92.
Mackinawite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)9S8
Reference: Huminicki, M. A. E., Sylvester, P. J., Lastra, R., Cabri, L. J., Evans-Lamswood, D., & Wilton, D. H. C. (2008). First report of platinum-group minerals from a hornblende gabbro dyke in the vicinity of the Southeast Extension Zone of the Voisey’s Bay Ni-Cu-Co deposit, Labrador. Mineralogy and Petrology, 92(1-2), 129-164.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: A.J. Naldrett et al. , Economic Geology, June 2000, V95, N° 4, pp. 889-900.
Maslovite
Formula: PtBiTe
Reference: Huminicki, M. A. E., Sylvester, P. J., Lastra, R., Cabri, L. J., Evans-Lamswood, D., & Wilton, D. H. C. (2008). First report of platinum-group minerals from a hornblende gabbro dyke in the vicinity of the Southeast Extension Zone of the Voisey’s Bay Ni-Cu-Co deposit, Labrador. Mineralogy and Petrology, 92(1-2), 129-164.
Matildite
Formula: AgBiS2
Reference: Huminicki, M. A. E., Sylvester, P. J., Lastra, R., Cabri, L. J., Evans-Lamswood, D., & Wilton, D. H. C. (2008). First report of platinum-group minerals from a hornblende gabbro dyke in the vicinity of the Southeast Extension Zone of the Voisey’s Bay Ni-Cu-Co deposit, Labrador. Mineralogy and Petrology, 92(1-2), 129-164.
Michenerite
Formula: PdBiTe
Reference: Kelvin et al. Canadian Mineralogist 49, 1505
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Reference: Huminicki, M. A. E., Sylvester, P. J., Lastra, R., Cabri, L. J., Evans-Lamswood, D., & Wilton, D. H. C. (2008). First report of platinum-group minerals from a hornblende gabbro dyke in the vicinity of the Southeast Extension Zone of the Voisey’s Bay Ni-Cu-Co deposit, Labrador. Mineralogy and Petrology, 92(1-2), 129-164.
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
Reference: Huminicki, M. A. E., Sylvester, P. J., Lastra, R., Cabri, L. J., Evans-Lamswood, D., & Wilton, D. H. C. (2008). First report of platinum-group minerals from a hornblende gabbro dyke in the vicinity of the Southeast Extension Zone of the Voisey’s Bay Ni-Cu-Co deposit, Labrador. Mineralogy and Petrology, 92(1-2), 129-164.
Paolovite
Formula: Pd2Sn
Reference: Huminicki, M. A. E., Sylvester, P. J., Lastra, R., Cabri, L. J., Evans-Lamswood, D., & Wilton, D. H. C. (2008). First report of platinum-group minerals from a hornblende gabbro dyke in the vicinity of the Southeast Extension Zone of the Voisey’s Bay Ni-Cu-Co deposit, Labrador. Mineralogy and Petrology, 92(1-2), 129-164.
Parkerite ?
Formula: Ni3(Bi,Pb)2S2
Reference: Huminicki, M. A. E., Sylvester, P. J., Lastra, R., Cabri, L. J., Evans-Lamswood, D., & Wilton, D. H. C. (2008). First report of platinum-group minerals from a hornblende gabbro dyke in the vicinity of the Southeast Extension Zone of the Voisey’s Bay Ni-Cu-Co deposit, Labrador. Mineralogy and Petrology, 92(1-2), 129-164.
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Reference: A.J. Naldrett et al. , Economic Geology, June 2000, V95, N° 4, pp. 889-900.; Geological Association of Canada (2014) Abstracts Fredericton Vol 37; Huminicki, M. A. E., Sylvester, P. J., Lastra, R., Cabri, L. J., Evans-Lamswood, D., & Wilton, D. H. C. (2008). First report of platinum-group minerals from a hornblende gabbro dyke in the vicinity of the Southeast Extension Zone of the Voisey’s Bay Ni-Cu-Co deposit, Labrador. Mineralogy and Petrology, 92(1-2), 129-164.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Huminicki, M. A. E., Sylvester, P. J., Lastra, R., Cabri, L. J., Evans-Lamswood, D., & Wilton, D. H. C. (2008). First report of platinum-group minerals from a hornblende gabbro dyke in the vicinity of the Southeast Extension Zone of the Voisey’s Bay Ni-Cu-Co deposit, Labrador. Mineralogy and Petrology, 92(1-2), 129-164.
'Pyroxene Group'
Reference: Huminicki, M. A. E., Sylvester, P. J., Lastra, R., Cabri, L. J., Evans-Lamswood, D., & Wilton, D. H. C. (2008). First report of platinum-group minerals from a hornblende gabbro dyke in the vicinity of the Southeast Extension Zone of the Voisey’s Bay Ni-Cu-Co deposit, Labrador. Mineralogy and Petrology, 92(1-2), 129-164.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Description: Hexagonal pyrrhotite.
Reference: A.J. Naldrett et al. , Economic Geology, June 2000, V95, N° 4, pp. 889-900.; Geological Association of Canada (2014) Abstracts Fredericton Vol 37; Huminicki, M. A. E., Sylvester, P. J., Lastra, R., Cabri, L. J., Evans-Lamswood, D., & Wilton, D. H. C. (2008). First report of platinum-group minerals from a hornblende gabbro dyke in the vicinity of the Southeast Extension Zone of the Voisey’s Bay Ni-Cu-Co deposit, Labrador. Mineralogy and Petrology, 92(1-2), 129-164.
Pyrrhotite var: Nickeloan Pyrrhotite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)7S8
Description: Monosulfide solid solution (MSS).
Reference: A.J. Naldrett et al. , Economic Geology, June 2000, V95, N° 4, pp. 889-900.
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Huminicki, M. A. E., Sylvester, P. J., Lastra, R., Cabri, L. J., Evans-Lamswood, D., & Wilton, D. H. C. (2008). First report of platinum-group minerals from a hornblende gabbro dyke in the vicinity of the Southeast Extension Zone of the Voisey’s Bay Ni-Cu-Co deposit, Labrador. Mineralogy and Petrology, 92(1-2), 129-164.
Sperrylite
Formula: PtAs2
Reference: Kelvin et al. Canadian Mineralogist 49, 1505; Huminicki, M. A. E., Sylvester, P. J., Lastra, R., Cabri, L. J., Evans-Lamswood, D., & Wilton, D. H. C. (2008). First report of platinum-group minerals from a hornblende gabbro dyke in the vicinity of the Southeast Extension Zone of the Voisey’s Bay Ni-Cu-Co deposit, Labrador. Mineralogy and Petrology, 92(1-2), 129-164.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Huminicki, M. A. E., Sylvester, P. J., Lastra, R., Cabri, L. J., Evans-Lamswood, D., & Wilton, D. H. C. (2008). First report of platinum-group minerals from a hornblende gabbro dyke in the vicinity of the Southeast Extension Zone of the Voisey’s Bay Ni-Cu-Co deposit, Labrador. Mineralogy and Petrology, 92(1-2), 129-164.
Stannite
Formula: Cu2FeSnS4
Reference: Huminicki, M. A. E., Sylvester, P. J., Lastra, R., Cabri, L. J., Evans-Lamswood, D., & Wilton, D. H. C. (2008). First report of platinum-group minerals from a hornblende gabbro dyke in the vicinity of the Southeast Extension Zone of the Voisey’s Bay Ni-Cu-Co deposit, Labrador. Mineralogy and Petrology, 92(1-2), 129-164.
Stibiopalladinite
Formula: Pd5Sb2
Reference: Huminicki, M. A. E., Sylvester, P. J., Lastra, R., Cabri, L. J., Evans-Lamswood, D., & Wilton, D. H. C. (2008). First report of platinum-group minerals from a hornblende gabbro dyke in the vicinity of the Southeast Extension Zone of the Voisey’s Bay Ni-Cu-Co deposit, Labrador. Mineralogy and Petrology, 92(1-2), 129-164.
Stützite
Formula: Ag5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
Reference: Kelvin et al. Canadian Mineralogist 49, 1505
Troilite
Formula: FeS
Description: Exsolution lamellae in hexagonal pyrrhotite.
Reference: A.J. Naldrett et al. , Economic Geology, June 2000, V95, N° 4, pp. 889-900.
Volynskite
Formula: AgBiTe2
Reference: Kelvin et al. Canadian Mineralogist 49, 1505
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Yuri Amelin, Chusi Li, A.J Naldrett, Geochronology of the Voisey's Bay intrusion, Labrador, Canada, by precise U–Pb dating of coexisting baddeleyite, zircon, and apatite, Lithos, Volume 47, Issues 1–2, June 1999, Pages 33-51

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Bismuth1.CA.05Bi
'Electrum'1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
Paolovite1.AG.20Pd2Sn
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Altaite2.CD.10PbTe
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Breithauptite2.CC.05NiSb
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cubanite2.CB.55aCuFe2S3
Froodite2.AC.45aα-PdBi2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Mackinawite2.CC.25(Fe,Ni)9S8
Maslovite2.EB.25PtBiTe
Matildite2.JA.20AgBiS2
Michenerite2.EB.25PdBiTe
Millerite2.CC.20NiS
Parkerite ?2.BE.20Ni3(Bi,Pb)2S2
Pentlandite2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
var: Nickeloan Pyrrhotite2.CC.10(Fe,Ni)7S8
Sperrylite2.EB.05aPtAs2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stannite2.CB.15aCu2FeSnS4
Stibiopalladinite2.AC.20aPd5Sb2
Stützite2.BA.65Ag5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
Troilite2.CC.10FeS
Volynskite2.JA.20AgBiTe2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Baddeleyite4.DE.35ZrO2
Corundum4.CB.05Al2O3
Hercynite4.BB.05Fe2+Al2O4
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Augite9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Hornblende'-
'Hypersthene'-(Mg,Fe)SiO3
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Pyroxene Group'-

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
Platinum Group Metals and Alloys
Paolovite1.2.6.1Pd2Sn
Semi-metals and non-metals
Bismuth1.3.1.4Bi
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 5:2
Parkerite ?2.3.4.1Ni3(Bi,Pb)2S2
Stibiopalladinite2.3.3.1Pd5Sb2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
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
Altaite2.8.1.3PbTe
Breithauptite2.8.11.2NiSb
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Millerite2.8.16.1NiS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Troilite2.8.9.1FeS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Cubanite2.9.13.1CuFe2S3
Stannite2.9.2.1Cu2FeSnS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Froodite2.12.15.1α-PdBi2
Maslovite2.12.3.12PtBiTe
Michenerite2.12.3.11PdBiTe
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Sperrylite2.12.1.13PtAs2
Miscellaneous
Stützite2.16.13.1Ag5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 2
Matildite3.7.1.1AgBiS2
Volynskite3.7.1.3AgBiTe2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Corundum4.3.1.1Al2O3
AX2
Baddeleyite4.4.14.1ZrO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Hercynite7.2.1.3Fe2+Al2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Augite65.1.3a.3(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Hornblende'-
'Hypersthene'-(Mg,Fe)SiO3
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Pyroxene Group'-
Pyrrhotite
var: Nickeloan Pyrrhotite
-(Fe,Ni)7S8

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O BaddeleyiteZrO2
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O CorundumAl2O3
O HercyniteFe2+Al2O4
O Hypersthene(Mg,Fe)SiO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
MgMagnesium
Mg Hypersthene(Mg,Fe)SiO3
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
AlAluminium
Al CorundumAl2O3
Al HercyniteFe2+Al2O4
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
SiSilicon
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si Hypersthene(Mg,Fe)SiO3
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S TroiliteFeS
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CubaniteCuFe2S3
S Pyrrhotite (var: Nickeloan Pyrrhotite)(Fe,Ni)7S8
S AcanthiteAg2S
S GalenaPbS
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8
S MilleriteNiS
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S MatilditeAgBiS2
S StanniteCu2FeSnS4
S ParkeriteNi3(Bi,Pb)2S2
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CaCalcium
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
FeIron
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe TroiliteFeS
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe CubaniteCuFe2S3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Pyrrhotite (var: Nickeloan Pyrrhotite)(Fe,Ni)7S8
Fe HercyniteFe2+Al2O4
Fe Hypersthene(Mg,Fe)SiO3
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe StanniteCu2FeSnS4
NiNickel
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Ni Pyrrhotite (var: Nickeloan Pyrrhotite)(Fe,Ni)7S8
Ni BreithauptiteNiSb
Ni Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8
Ni MilleriteNiS
Ni ParkeriteNi3(Bi,Pb)2S2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CubaniteCuFe2S3
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu StanniteCu2FeSnS4
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As SperrylitePtAs2
ZrZirconium
Zr BaddeleyiteZrO2
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
PdPalladium
Pd Frooditeα-PdBi2
Pd MicheneritePdBiTe
Pd PaolovitePd2Sn
Pd StibiopalladinitePd5Sb2
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag VolynskiteAgBiTe2
Ag StütziteAg5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
Ag MatilditeAgBiS2
Ag SilverAg
SnTin
Sn PaolovitePd2Sn
Sn StanniteCu2FeSnS4
SbAntimony
Sb BreithauptiteNiSb
Sb StibiopalladinitePd5Sb2
TeTellurium
Te MicheneritePdBiTe
Te VolynskiteAgBiTe2
Te StütziteAg5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
Te AltaitePbTe
Te MaslovitePtBiTe
PtPlatinum
Pt SperrylitePtAs2
Pt MaslovitePtBiTe
AuGold
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb AltaitePbTe
Pb ParkeriteNi3(Bi,Pb)2S2
BiBismuth
Bi Frooditeα-PdBi2
Bi MicheneritePdBiTe
Bi VolynskiteAgBiTe2
Bi BismuthBi
Bi MaslovitePtBiTe
Bi MatilditeAgBiS2
Bi ParkeriteNi3(Bi,Pb)2S2

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 - Siderian
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3185165
Paleoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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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Li, C. and Naldrett, A.J. (1999) Geology and Petrology of the Voisey's Bay intrusion: reaction of olivine with sulfide and silicate liquids. Lithos: 47: 1-31.
Li, C., Lightfoot, P.C., Amelin, Y., and Naldrett, A.J. (2000) Contrasting petrological and geochemical relationships in the Voisey's Bay and Mushuau intrusions, Labrador, Canada: implications for ore genesis. Economc Geology: 95: 771-799.
Evans-Lamswood, D.M., Butt, D.P., Jackson, R.S., Lee, D.V., Muggridge, M.G., Wheeler, R.I., and Wilton, D.H.C. (2000) Physical controls associated with the distribution of sulfides in the Voisey's Bay Ni-Cu-Co deposit, Labrador. Economic Geology: 95: 749-770.
Lambert, D.D., Frick, L.R., Foster, J.G., Li, C. and Naldrett, A.J. (2000) Re-Os isotopic systematics of the Voisey's Bay Ni-Cu-Co magmatic sulfide system, Labrador, Canada. II. Implications for parental magma chemistry, ore genesis and metal redistribution. Economic Geology: 95: 867-888.
Li, C. and Naldrett, A.J. (2000) Melting reactions of gneissic inclusions with enclosing magma at Voisey's Bay, Labrador, Canada: implications with respect to ore genesis. Economic Geology: 95: 801-814.
Li, C., Naldrett, A.J., and Ripley, E.M. (2001): Critical factors for the formation of a nickel-copper deposit in an evolved magma system: lessons from a comparison of the Pants Lake and Voisey's Bay sulfide occurrences in Labrador, Canada. Mineralium Deposita 36, 85-92.
Huminicki, M. A. E., Sylvester, P. J., Lastra, R., Cabri, L. J., Evans-Lamswood, D., & Wilton, D. H. C. (2008). First report of platinum-group minerals from a hornblende gabbro dyke in the vicinity of the Southeast Extension Zone of the Voisey’s Bay Ni-Cu-Co deposit, Labrador. Mineralogy and Petrology, 92(1-2), 129-164.
KELVIN, M.A., SYLVESTER, P.J. & CABRI, L.J. (2011) Mineralogy of rare occurrences of precious-metal-enriched massive sufide in the Voisey's Bay Ni–Cu–Co Ovoid deposit, Labrador, Canada. Canadian Mineralogist 49, 1505-1522.


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