Log InRegister
Home PageAbout MindatThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusWho We AreContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatCorporate SponsorshipSponsor a PageSponsored PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Learning CenterWhat is a mineral?The most common minerals on earthInformation for EducatorsMindat ArticlesThe ElementsBooks & Magazines
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralRandom LocalitySearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
Mining CompaniesStatisticsUsersMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day GalleryMineral Photography

Bernstein deposit, Broughton, Chaudière-Appalaches, Québec, Canada

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 14' 55'' North , 71° 5' 17'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.2486111111, -71.0880555556
The Bernstein is a small worked copper prospect in East Broughton QC off of 6e rang N in Broughton, Qc. The exploration pit locates the deposit in about 3 km NNW of East-Broughton and 1.2 km to the west of the river Cinque. Following was translated from French from "Système d'information géominière du Québec" :http://sigeom.mrn.gouv.qc.ca

This deposit was delineated on 7.6 m long, 4.6 m wide and up to 6.1 m deep. The veins are mainly oriented at N225 (or NE-SW).
Comment - lithology: In dumps and outcrops, we note the following lithologies: 1) and sericite schists ottrelite containing some chlorite; 2) gray slate; 3) orthoquartzite. They are crosscut quartz veins with different thickness s and various directions. The veins mineralized quartz-calcite are found in the shales belonging to schistes Bennett.
- mineralization: quartz-calcite veins are mineralized with chalcocite, malachite and bornite disseminated and / or irregular masses. The mineralization represents 3% of the veins. Sericite schist and ottrélite contains chalcocite and bornite disséminated in the S2 cleavage planes near these veins.
- typology: Type: Mineralization is associated with hydrothermal vein and the development of quartz-carbonate veins. Genesis: We can issue two hypotheses on the origin of this deposit: 1) Mineralization is after the deposition of sedimentary rocks and is connected to flaws that affected the rocks of this sector. These faults could be contemporary with the placing of the ultramafic rocks slices of the Pennington sheet and the second phase of folding. 2) Mineralization is contemporaneous with the establishment and sediment was re-mobilized in quartz veins and carbonates during subsequent deformation.
Type: Veins copper
Bornite, Malachite, Chalcocite, Quartz, Calcite, Séricite, Chlorite, Ottrelite (Chlorortoid)

Mineral List

8 entries listed. 6 valid minerals.

The above list contains all mineral locality references listed on mindat.org. This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in mindat.org without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.


Sigeom, Système d'information géominière du Québec:

External Links

Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Public Relations by Blytheweigh.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2020, except where stated. Most political location boundaries are © OpenStreetMap contributors. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: January 17, 2020 19:45:26 Page generated: September 11, 2015 20:20:20
Go to top of page