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Cobalt Hill, Mackelcan Township, Sudbury District, Ontario, Canadai
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Cobalt HillHill
Mackelcan TownshipTownship
Sudbury DistrictDistrict
Ontario- not defined -
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 50' 35'' North , 80° 37' 58'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.84299,-80.63273
GeoHash:G#: f0qdmpt01
Locality type:Hill
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Greater Sudbury157,857 (2014)47.8km


Brecciated quartzites

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


18 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Coloradoite
Formula: HgTe
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Dolomite var: Ferroan Dolomite
Formula: Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Gersdorffite
Formula: NiAsS
Gold
Formula: Au
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Monazite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(PO4)
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Muscovite var: Fuchsite
Formula: K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Quartz
Formula: SiO2

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Coloradoite2.CB.05aHgTe
Gersdorffite2.EB.25NiAsS
Millerite2.CC.20NiS
Pentlandite2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
var: Ferroan Dolomite5.AB.10Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Monazite-(Ce)8.AD.50Ce(PO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Clinochlore9.EC.55Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Fuchsite9.EC.15K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Coloradoite2.8.2.5HgTe
Millerite2.8.16.1NiS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Gersdorffite2.12.3.2NiAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
AXO4
Monazite-(Ce)38.4.3.1Ce(PO4)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Clinochlore71.4.1.4Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Dolomite
var: Ferroan Dolomite
-Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Muscovite
var: Fuchsite
-K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
H ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O HematiteFe2O3
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
O Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Mg ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Al ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
SiSilicon
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
PPhosphorus
P Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
SSulfur
S GersdorffiteNiAsS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
S ChalcociteCu2S
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S MilleriteNiS
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
CrChromium
Cr Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
NiNickel
Ni GersdorffiteNiAsS
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Ni MilleriteNiS
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
AsArsenic
As GersdorffiteNiAsS
TeTellurium
Te ColoradoiteHgTe
CeCerium
Ce Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
AuGold
Au GoldAu
HgMercury
Hg ColoradoiteHgTe

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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Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 605908
Huronian Supergroup (2.2 Ga to 2450 Ma); Cobalt Group; Lorrain Formation

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Lorrain Formation

Comments: Southern and Superior Province

Lithology: Quartz sandstone, minor conglomerate, siltstone

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]

Siderian
2300 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3185030
Paleoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Siderian (2300 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Cobalt Group

Comments: Southern Province

Lithology: Mudstone

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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Schandl, E. S. (2004). The role of saline fluids base-metal and gold mineralization at the Cobalt Hill prospect northeast of the sudbury igneous complex, Ontario: A fluid-inclusion and mineralogical study. The Canadian Mineralogist, 42(5), 1541-1562.


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