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Springwater meteorite, Springwater, Saskatchewan, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 52° 0' North , 108° 18' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 52.00000,-108.30000
GeoHash:G#: c94zzd63g
Locality type:Meteorite Fall Location
Meteorite Class:Anomalous PMG pallasite meteorite
Meteoritical Society Class:Pallasite, PMG-an
Metbull:View entry in Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


Stony-iron, Pallasite found in 1931. 18.5kg

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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9 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Meteorite/Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Anomalous PMG pallasite meteorite'
Reference: Meteoritical Society Database
Farringtonite (TL)
Formula: Mg3(PO4)2
Reference: DUFRESNE, E.R. & ROY, S.K. (1961): A new phosphate mineral from the Springwater pallasite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 24, 198-205. FUCHS, L.H., OLSEN, E. & GEBERT, E. (1973): New X-ray and compositional data for farringtonite, Mg3(PO4)2. American Mineralogist 58, 949-951. NORD, A.G. & KIERKEGAARD, P. (1968): The crystal structure of Mg3(PO4)2. Acta Chemica Scandinavica 22, 1466-1474.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Fleischer M (1961) New mineral names, American Mineralogist 46, 1513-1520 ; H. H. Nininger (1932) The Springwater meteorite. American Mineralogist 17:396-400; Davis, A. M., & Olsen, E. J. (1989, March). The origin of phosphate minerals in the Eagle Station and Springwater pallasites. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Vol. 20, p. 220).
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Reference: (American Geophysical Union and NASA, Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 14th, Houston, TX, Mar. 14-18, 1983) Journal of Geophysical Research, Supplement (ISSN 0148-0227), vol. 88, Nov. 15, 1983, p. B229-B236.
Iron
Formula: Fe
Reference: http://miac.uqac.ca/MIAC/iron.htm ; Fleischer M (1961) New mineral names, American Mineralogist 46, 1513-1520 ; H. H. Nininger (1932) The Springwater meteorite. American Mineralogist 17:396-400
Iron var: Kamacite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: http://miac.uqac.ca/MIAC/iron.htm ; Fleischer M (1961) New mineral names, American Mineralogist 46, 1513-1520 ; H. H. Nininger (1932) The Springwater meteorite. American Mineralogist 17:396-400
Merrillite
Formula: Ca9NaMg(PO4)7
Reference: http://miac.uqac.ca/MIAC/iron.htm
'Meteoritic Iron'
Reference: Fleischer M (1961) New mineral names, American Mineralogist 46, 1513-1520
'Plessite'
Reference: H. H. Nininger (1932) The Springwater meteorite. American Mineralogist 17:396-400
Schreibersite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)3P
Reference: H. H. Nininger (1932) The Springwater meteorite. American Mineralogist 17:396-400
Stanfieldite
Formula: Ca4Mg5(PO4)6
Reference: http://miac.uqac.ca/MIAC/iron.htm ; Davis, A. M., & Olsen, E. J. (1989, March). The origin of phosphate minerals in the Eagle Station and Springwater pallasites. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Vol. 20, p. 220).
Taenite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: http://miac.uqac.ca/MIAC/iron.htm ; H. H. Nininger (1932) The Springwater meteorite. American Mineralogist 17:396-400
Troilite
Formula: FeS
Reference: Fleischer M (1961) New mineral names, American Mineralogist 46, 1513-1520 ; H. H. Nininger (1932) The Springwater meteorite. American Mineralogist 17:396-400; Davis, A. M., & Olsen, E. J. (1989, March). The origin of phosphate minerals in the Eagle Station and Springwater pallasites. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Vol. 20, p. 220).
Whitlockite
Formula: Ca9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
Reference: Davis, A. M., & Olsen, E. J. (1989, March). The origin of phosphate minerals in the Eagle Station and Springwater pallasites. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Vol. 20, p. 220).

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Iron'1.AE.05Fe
var: Kamacite1.AE.05(Fe,Ni)
Schreibersite1.BD.05(Fe,Ni)3P
Taenite1.AE.10(Fe,Ni)
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Troilite2.CC.10FeS
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Farringtonite' (TL)8.AB.05Mg3(PO4)2
Merrillite8.AC.45Ca9NaMg(PO4)7
Stanfieldite8.AC.70Ca4Mg5(PO4)6
Whitlockite8.AC.45Ca9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
'Forsterite'9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Anomalous PMG pallasite meteorite'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
Meteoritic Iron-
Plessite-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Iron
var: Kamacite
1.1.11.1(Fe,Ni)
Schreibersite1.1.21.2(Fe,Ni)3P
Taenite1.1.11.2(Fe,Ni)
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Troilite2.8.9.1FeS
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
(AB)3(XO4)2
Farringtonite (TL)38.3.1.2Mg3(PO4)2
Merrillite38.3.4.4Ca9NaMg(PO4)7
Stanfieldite38.3.5.1Ca4Mg5(PO4)6
Whitlockite38.3.4.1Ca9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Forsterite51.3.1.2Mg2SiO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Anomalous PMG pallasite meteorite'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
Iron-Fe
'Meteoritic Iron'-
'Plessite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H WhitlockiteCa9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
OOxygen
O FarringtoniteMg3(PO4)2
O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
O MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
O StanfielditeCa4Mg5(PO4)6
O WhitlockiteCa9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
NaSodium
Na MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
MgMagnesium
Mg FarringtoniteMg3(PO4)2
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Mg MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
Mg StanfielditeCa4Mg5(PO4)6
Mg WhitlockiteCa9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
SiSilicon
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4
PPhosphorus
P FarringtoniteMg3(PO4)2
P MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
P Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
P StanfielditeCa4Mg5(PO4)6
P WhitlockiteCa9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
SSulfur
S TroiliteFeS
CaCalcium
Ca MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
Ca StanfielditeCa4Mg5(PO4)6
Ca WhitlockiteCa9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
FeIron
Fe IronFe
Fe Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Fe Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
Fe Taenite(Fe,Ni)
Fe TroiliteFeS
NiNickel
Ni Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Ni Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
Ni Taenite(Fe,Ni)

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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Cretaceous
66 - 145 Ma



ID: 1296758
Bearpaw Fm of Montana Gp

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Bearpaw Formation

Lithology: Grey marine claystone, shale, and siltstone

Reference: Saskatchewan Energy and Resources. Geological atlas of Saskatchewan . [9]

Late Cretaceous
66 - 100.5 Ma



ID: 3188050
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Late Cretaceous (66 - 100.5 Ma)

Lithology: Siltstone,shale,sandstone

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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DUFRESNE, E.R. & ROY, S.K. (1961): A new phosphate mineral from the Springwater pallasite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 24, 198-205.
NORD, A.G. & KIERKEGAARD, P. (1968): The crystal structure of Mg3(PO4)2. Acta Chemica Scandinavica 22, 1466-1474.
FUCHS, L.H., OLSEN, E. & GEBERT, E. (1973): New X-ray and compositional data for farringtonite, Mg3(PO4)2. American Mineralogist 58, 949-951.
Davis, A. M., & Olsen, E. J. (1989, March). The origin of phosphate minerals in the Eagle Station and Springwater pallasites. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Vol. 20, p. 220).


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