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Souris gravel pit, Souris, Manitoba, Canadai
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Souris gravel pitPit
Souris- not defined -
ManitobaProvince
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
49° 36' 50'' North , 100° 14' 15'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Souris1,752 (2008)1.7km
Brandon26,234 (2010)33.0km
Boissevain1,557 (2008)44.6km
Rivers1,165 (2008)46.3km


Pit is 210x460m in size. Operated for agates since 1962.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: John Sinkankas (1959) Gemstones of North America: Volume 3; Phillips, K. A. (1978) Minerals of Manitoba: Vol 1 Nonmetallic and pegmatic. Manitoba Mineral Resources Division Educational Series 78/1.
Opal var: Wood Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: John Sinkankas (1959) Gemstones of North America: Volume 3; Phillips, K. A. (1978) Minerals of Manitoba: Vol 1 Nonmetallic and pegmatic. Manitoba Mineral Resources Division Educational Series 78/1.
'Petrified Wood'
Reference: John Sinkankas (1959) Gemstones of North America: Volume 3; Phillips, K. A. (1978) Minerals of Manitoba: Vol 1 Nonmetallic and pegmatic. Manitoba Mineral Resources Division Educational Series 78/1.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: John Sinkankas (1959) Gemstones of North America: Volume 3; Phillips, K. A. (1978) Minerals of Manitoba: Vol 1 Nonmetallic and pegmatic. Manitoba Mineral Resources Division Educational Series 78/1.; Ormerod, M. J., M.D. (1964) Gemstones of Manitoba: Lapidary Journal, v.18, no. 6, p. 704.
Quartz var: Agate
Reference: John Sinkankas (1959) Gemstones of North America: Volume 3; Phillips, K. A. (1978) Minerals of Manitoba: Vol 1 Nonmetallic and pegmatic. Manitoba Mineral Resources Division Educational Series 78/1.; Ormerod, M. J., M.D. (1964) Gemstones of Manitoba: Lapidary Journal, v.18, no. 6, p. 704.
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: John Sinkankas (1959) Gemstones of North America: Volume 3; Phillips, K. A. (1978) Minerals of Manitoba: Vol 1 Nonmetallic and pegmatic. Manitoba Mineral Resources Division Educational Series 78/1.; Ormerod, M. J., M.D. (1964) Gemstones of Manitoba: Lapidary Journal, v.18, no. 6, p. 704.
Quartz var: Dendritic Agate
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Ormerod, M. J., M.D. (1964) Gemstones of Manitoba: Lapidary Journal, v.18, no. 6, p. 704.
Quartz var: Fortification Agate
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Ormerod, M. J., M.D. (1964) Gemstones of Manitoba: Lapidary Journal, v.18, no. 6, p. 704.
Quartz var: Jasper
Reference: John Sinkankas (1959) Gemstones of North America: Volume 3; Phillips, K. A. (1978) Minerals of Manitoba: Vol 1 Nonmetallic and pegmatic. Manitoba Mineral Resources Division Educational Series 78/1.
Quartz var: Moss Agate
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Phillips, K. A. (1978) Minerals of Manitoba: Vol 1 Nonmetallic and pegmatic. Manitoba Mineral Resources Division Educational Series 78/1.; Ormerod, M. J., M.D. (1964) Gemstones of Manitoba: Lapidary Journal, v.18, no. 6, p. 704.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Wood Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Agate4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
var: Dendritic Agate4.DA.05SiO2
var: Fortification Agate4.DA.05SiO2
var: Jasper4.DA.05SiO2
var: Moss Agate4.DA.05SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Petrified Wood'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Wood Opal-SiO2 · nH2O
'Petrified Wood'-
Quartz
var: Agate
-SiO2
var: Chalcedony-SiO2
var: Dendritic Agate-SiO2
var: Fortification Agate-SiO2
var: Jasper-SiO2
var: Moss Agate-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Opal (var: Wood Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
OOxygen
O Quartz (var: Fortification Agate)SiO2
O Quartz (var: Moss Agate)SiO2
O Quartz (var: Dendritic Agate)SiO2
O Opal (var: Wood Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
O QuartzSiO2
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Fortification Agate)SiO2
Si Quartz (var: Moss Agate)SiO2
Si Quartz (var: Dendritic Agate)SiO2
Si Opal (var: Wood Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2

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]

Late Cretaceous
66 - 100.5 Ma



ID: 1297396
Riding Mountain Formation

Age: Late Cretaceous (66 - 100.5 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Riding Mountain Formation

Description: Coulter Member - soft grey bentonitic clayey siltstone and shale

Comments: Western Canada Sedimentary Basin

Lithology: Siltstone, shale

Reference: Manitoba Mineral Resources. Bedrock geology, Manitoba; in Map Gallery – Geoscientific Maps, Manitoba Mineral Resources (July 2015). [10]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Ormerod, M. J., M.D. (1964) Gemstones of Manitoba: Lapidary Journal, v.18, no. 6, p. 704.
Hotson, R. (1972) "Can this be true?" Lapidary Journal, v. 26, no. 7, p. 1044-1048. Souris Agate


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