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Springwater meteorite, Springwater, Saskatchewan, Canadai
Regional Level Types
Springwater meteoriteMeteorite Fall Location
Springwater- not defined -
SaskatchewanProvince
CanadaCountry

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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
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Biggar2,068 (2008)21.7km


Stony-iron, Pallasite found in 1931. 18.5kg

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


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

Meteorite/Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Farringtonite (TL)
Formula: Mg3(PO4)2
Type Locality:
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Iron
Formula: Fe
Iron var: Kamacite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Merrillite
Formula: Ca9NaMg(PO4)7
'Meteoritic Iron'
'Plessite'
Schreibersite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)3P
Stanfieldite
Formula: Ca4Mg5(PO4)6
Taenite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Troilite
Formula: FeS
Whitlockite
Formula: Ca9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Iron1.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
Forsterite9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'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, Mixtures, etc.
'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 StanfielditeCa4Mg5(PO4)6
O MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
O WhitlockiteCa9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
NaSodium
Na MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
MgMagnesium
Mg FarringtoniteMg3(PO4)2
Mg StanfielditeCa4Mg5(PO4)6
Mg MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Mg WhitlockiteCa9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
SiSilicon
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4
PPhosphorus
P FarringtoniteMg3(PO4)2
P Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
P StanfielditeCa4Mg5(PO4)6
P MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
P WhitlockiteCa9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
SSulfur
S TroiliteFeS
CaCalcium
Ca StanfielditeCa4Mg5(PO4)6
Ca MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
Ca WhitlockiteCa9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
FeIron
Fe Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
Fe Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Fe Taenite(Fe,Ni)
Fe TroiliteFeS
Fe IronFe
NiNickel
Ni Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
Ni Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
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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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]

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]

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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