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Blackburn Mine (North Hill mine), Cantley, Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais RCM, Outaouais, Québec, Canadai
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Blackburn Mine (North Hill mine)Mine
Cantley- not defined -
Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais RCMRegional County Municipality
Outaouais- not defined -
Québec- not defined -
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 38' 18'' North , 75° 36' 32'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.63858,-75.60914
GeoHash:G#: f245xkr05
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Val-des-Monts9,539 (2016)4.6km
Cantley10,412 (2018)15.7km
Wakefield2,000 (2016)17.6km
Gatineau242,124 (2016)19.3km
Ottawa812,129 (2016)26.2km


North of Cantley, Quebec,at the end of Blackburn Road, which is off highway 307. The mine has been turned into a subdivision, but parts of the dumps and some trenches are still accessible (June,2015) due to the fact that some lots have not been sold.

"The mine, also known as the Gemmill, Nellis, Vavasour or Cantley Mine was first worked for apatite from 1878 to 1844...it was subsequently worked for mica and apatite and more recently for mica only... Operators have included Messrs. Nellis and Gemmill, the Vavasour Mining Association, and most recently, Blackburn Bros., Limited who worked the mine from 1936 until it was closed in 1964" (Sabina, p.15)

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6 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Sabina, A.P. (1987), Rocks And Minerals For The Collector. Hull-Maniwaki,Quebec, Ottawa-Peterborough, Ontario, Geological Survey of Canada, Miscellaneous Report 41:15-16
'Apatite'
Reference: Sabina, A.P. (1987), Rocks And Minerals For The Collector. Hull-Maniwaki,Quebec, Ottawa-Peterborough, Ontario, Geological Survey of Canada, Miscellaneous Report 41:15-16; Quebec SIGÉOM database
'Biotite'
Reference: Quebec SIGÉOM database
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Sabina, A.P. (1987), Rocks And Minerals For The Collector. Hull-Maniwaki,Quebec, Ottawa-Peterborough, Ontario, Geological Survey of Canada, Miscellaneous Report 41:15-16; Quebec SIGÉOM database
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Sabina, A.P. (1987), Rocks And Minerals For The Collector. Hull-Maniwaki,Quebec, Ottawa-Peterborough, Ontario, Geological Survey of Canada, Miscellaneous Report 41:15-16
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Sabina, A.P. (1987), Rocks And Minerals For The Collector. Hull-Maniwaki,Quebec, Ottawa-Peterborough, Ontario, Geological Survey of Canada, Miscellaneous Report 41:15-16
'Mica Group'
Reference: Sabina, A.P. (1987), Rocks And Minerals For The Collector. Hull-Maniwaki,Quebec, Ottawa-Peterborough, Ontario, Geological Survey of Canada, Miscellaneous Report 41:15-16
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Sabina, A.P. (1987), Rocks And Minerals For The Collector. Hull-Maniwaki,Quebec, Ottawa-Peterborough, Ontario, Geological Survey of Canada, Miscellaneous Report 41:15-16; Quebec SIGÉOM database
'Pyroxene Group'
Reference: Sabina, A.P. (1987), Rocks And Minerals For The Collector. Hull-Maniwaki,Quebec, Ottawa-Peterborough, Ontario, Geological Survey of Canada, Miscellaneous Report 41:15-16
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Sabina, A.P. (1987), Rocks And Minerals For The Collector. Hull-Maniwaki,Quebec, Ottawa-Peterborough, Ontario, Geological Survey of Canada, Miscellaneous Report 41:15-16
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Sabina, A.P. (1987), Rocks And Minerals For The Collector. Hull-Maniwaki,Quebec, Ottawa-Peterborough, Ontario, Geological Survey of Canada, Miscellaneous Report 41:15-16

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Biotite'-
'Mica Group'-
'Pyroxene Group'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
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
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Apatite'-
'Biotite'-
'Mica Group'-
'Pyroxene Group'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C GraphiteC
OOxygen
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
MgMagnesium
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca FluoriteCaF2
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
FeIron
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fe PyriteFeS2

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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Calymmian
1400 - 1600 Ma



ID: 3184655
Mesoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Calymmian (1400 - 1600 Ma)

Lithology: Gneiss

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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Sabina, A.P. (1987), Rocks And Minerals For The Collector. Hull-Maniwaki,Quebec, Ottawa-Peterborough, Ontario, Geological Survey of Canada, Miscellaneous Report 41:15-16


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