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Copper Queen mine, Morin Township, Algoma District, Ontario, Canadai
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Copper Queen mineMine
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 34' 56'' North , 83° 37' 59'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.58222,-83.63306
GeoHash:G#: f0k90bh30
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Nearest Settlements:
Thessalon1,464 (2008)37.3km

1902: work began by Copper Queen Mining Co.
1904: 2 shafts were sunk. #1 shaft is 140' deep, #2 shaft is 85' deep. #2 shaft is 2000' east of #1 shaft. 115' east of #1 shaft an adit of 135' was driven to intersect the 80' level of the #1 shaft. Pits/trenches were dug to expose qtz veins between the shafts.
1925: J. Krupp and Associates did some diamond drilled.


Quartz sulphide veins occur in a fault zone which cuts Gowganda conglomerate and Archean granite and follows the southern border of a diabase dike. The veins strike E and dip 90. Several parallel veins occur in the fault zone over a total width of 50 feet, and have been traced for a length of 2160 feet. The main vein is 4-20 feet wide and is sparsely mineralized with chalcopyrite.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Ont. Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (2015), MDI Number: MDI41J12SE00012
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Ont. Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (2015), MDI Number: MDI41J12SE00012
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Ont. Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (2015), MDI Number: MDI41J12SE00012
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Ont. Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (2015), MDI Number: MDI41J12SE00012

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si

List of minerals for each chemical element

O QuartzSiO2
O HematiteFe2O3
Si QuartzSiO2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4

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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1600 - 2500 Ma

ID: 616723
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]

2500 - 2800 Ma

ID: 3186138
Archean intrusive rocks

Age: Neoarchean (2500 - 2800 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]

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