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Morin Sand and Gravel Reg'd, Campbell's Bay, Pontiac RCM, Outaouais, Québec, Canadai
Regional Level Types
Morin Sand and Gravel Reg'd- not defined -
Campbell's BayBay
Pontiac RCMRegional County Municipality
Outaouais- not defined -
Québec- not defined -
CanadaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 45' 43'' North , 76° 32' 36'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.76194,-76.54333
GeoHash:G#: f21s64wye
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Fort-Coulonge2,911 (2016)17.6km
Shawville1,608 (2016)18.6km
Renfrew8,018 (2008)34.5km
Arnprior9,607 (2008)39.5km


A small, single-level quarry spanning some 70 x 100 meters.

Formerly known as a Desourdy quarry, it was visited by the MRN (Quebec's Department of Mines) in 1999, and was deemed "inactive for at least 10 years" at the time of this visit.

Today, a sign at the entrance indicates this is the "Morin Banc/Pit", a term normally used for a gravel pit.

The MRN provides the following description of the geological features of the quarry :

A dark grey, fine to medium-grained migmatized hornblende gneiss occupies the southern part of the quarry. This gneiss contains up to 50% of a coarse to pegmatitic-grained granite, roughly parallel to the gneiss plane. This granite contains feldspath, quartz, amphibole, titanite, and pyrite.

In the centre of the quarry, this granite is in contact with a rusty biotite gneiss, and with metric-sized lenses of diopsidite and a skarn. This latter is a diopside, scapolite, apatite, and orange-pink calcite skarn of metasomatic origin.

In the northern part of the quarry, a whitish-grey, finely grained granitic gneiss is present, also cut by the coarse to pegmatitic-grained granite.

Pyrite, and traces of molybdenite, were observed in situ.

Regions containing this locality

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Energie et ressources naturelles du Québec, fîche de gîte.; Energie et ressources naturelles Québec (formerly the Ministère des ressources naturelles or MRN), fiche de gîte.
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Energie et ressources naturelles du Québec, fîche de gîte.; Energie et ressources naturelles Québec (formerly the Ministère des ressources naturelles or MRN), fiche de gîte.
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: Energie et ressources naturelles du Québec, fîche de gîte.
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Energie et ressources naturelles du Québec, fîche de gîte.; Energie et ressources naturelles Québec (formerly the Ministère des ressources naturelles or MRN), fiche de gîte.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Energie et ressources naturelles du Québec, fîche de gîte.; Energie et ressources naturelles Québec (formerly the Ministère des ressources naturelles or MRN), fiche de gîte.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Energie et ressources naturelles Québec (formerly the Ministère des ressources naturelles or MRN), fiche de gîte.
'Scapolite'
Reference: Energie et ressources naturelles du Québec, fîche de gîte.
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Energie et ressources naturelles Québec (formerly the Ministère des ressources naturelles or MRN), fiche de gîte.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 9 - Silicates
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Scapolite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
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 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Scapolite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
FFluorine
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
MgMagnesium
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
SiSilicon
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si QuartzSiO2
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
PPhosphorus
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S MolybdeniteMoS2
CaCalcium
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2

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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Ectasian
1200 - 1400 Ma



ID: 3184663
Mesoproterozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Ectasian (1200 - 1400 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]

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

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Energie et ressources naturelles Québec (formerly the Ministère des ressources naturelles or MRN), fiche de gîte.
And from the same, Levé d'inventaire géologique (MB-2000-01, site 4).


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