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Snap Lake mine, Camsell Lake, Northwest Territories, Canadai
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Snap Lake mineMine
Camsell LakeLake
Northwest Territories- not defined -
CanadaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 63° 34' 30'' North , 110° 52' 0'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 63.57500,-110.86667
GeoHash:G#: ce31tjmr5
Owned/operated by:De Beers Group of Companies (85%) - a group of companies owned by Anglo American plc
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate


Diamond mine; Canada's first completely underground diamond mine. Commercial production started in 2008.
A 2.5 meter thick near-horizontal kimberlite dyke.

Located about 220 kilometres (140 mi) northeast of Yellowknife.


Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


10 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Apatite'
Reference: Maya G. Kopylova, Trevor Mogg, and Barbara Scott Smith (2010) Mineralogy of the Snap Lake Kimberlite, Northwest Territories, Canada, and compositions of phlogopite as records of its crystallization.The Canadian Mineralogist (June 2010), 48(3):549-570
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: http://aaa.wustl.edu/Work/pdf_files/diamonds2.pdf
Diamond
Formula: C
Reference: http://aaa.wustl.edu/Work/pdf_files/diamonds2.pdf ; R&M 81:278-283
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Maya G. Kopylova, Trevor Mogg, and Barbara Scott Smith (2010) Mineralogy of the Snap Lake Kimberlite, Northwest Territories, Canada, and compositions of phlogopite as records of its crystallization.The Canadian Mineralogist (June 2010), 48(3):549-570
Enstatite
Formula: MgSiO3
Reference: http://aaa.wustl.edu/Work/pdf_files/diamonds2.pdf
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: http://aaa.wustl.edu/Work/pdf_files/diamonds2.pdf
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Maya G. Kopylova, Trevor Mogg, and Barbara Scott Smith (2010) Mineralogy of the Snap Lake Kimberlite, Northwest Territories, Canada, and compositions of phlogopite as records of its crystallization.The Canadian Mineralogist (June 2010), 48(3):549-570
Monticellite
Formula: CaMgSiO4
Reference: Maya G. Kopylova, Trevor Mogg, and Barbara Scott Smith (2010) Mineralogy of the Snap Lake Kimberlite, Northwest Territories, Canada, and compositions of phlogopite as records of its crystallization.The Canadian Mineralogist (June 2010), 48(3):549-570
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Maya G. Kopylova, Trevor Mogg, and Barbara Scott Smith (2010) Mineralogy of the Snap Lake Kimberlite, Northwest Territories, Canada, and compositions of phlogopite as records of its crystallization.The Canadian Mineralogist (June 2010), 48(3):549-570
Pyrope
Formula: Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: http://aaa.wustl.edu/Work/pdf_files/diamonds2.pdf
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Maya G. Kopylova, Trevor Mogg, and Barbara Scott Smith (2010) Mineralogy of the Snap Lake Kimberlite, Northwest Territories, Canada, and compositions of phlogopite as records of its crystallization.The Canadian Mineralogist (June 2010), 48(3):549-570
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Maya G. Kopylova, Trevor Mogg, and Barbara Scott Smith (2010) Mineralogy of the Snap Lake Kimberlite, Northwest Territories, Canada, and compositions of phlogopite as records of its crystallization.The Canadian Mineralogist (June 2010), 48(3):549-570
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: Maya G. Kopylova, Trevor Mogg, and Barbara Scott Smith (2010) Mineralogy of the Snap Lake Kimberlite, Northwest Territories, Canada, and compositions of phlogopite as records of its crystallization.The Canadian Mineralogist (June 2010), 48(3):549-570

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Diamond1.CB.10aC
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Enstatite9.DA.05MgSiO3
Monticellite9.AC.10CaMgSiO4
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrope9.AD.25Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Diamond1.3.6.1C
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Monticellite51.3.2.1CaMgSiO4
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Pyrope51.4.3a.1Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Enstatite65.1.2.1MgSiO3
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C DiamondC
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O EnstatiteMgSiO3
O PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O RutileTiO2
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O MonticelliteCaMgSiO4
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg EnstatiteMgSiO3
Mg PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg MonticelliteCaMgSiO4
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si EnstatiteMgSiO3
Si PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si MonticelliteCaMgSiO4
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
KPotassium
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca MonticelliteCaMgSiO4
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti RutileTiO2
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
NiNickel
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
ZnZinc
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

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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Neoarchean
2500 - 2800 Ma



ID: 629493
Igneous: extrusive; Extrusive: mafic

Age: Neoarchean (2500 - 2800 Ma)

Description: North America, Slave Craton

Comments: Craton and massif; Hoffman et al., 1993; Stubley, 2005; Tella et al., unpublished compilation, 2007-08a

Lithology: Mafic to intermediate volcanic flows, volcaniclastics, and related intrusions

Reference: J.C. Harrison, M.R. St-Onge, O.V. Petrov, S.I. Strelnikov, B.G. Lopatin, F.H. Wilson, S. Tella, D. Paul, T. Lynds, S.P. Shokalsky, C.K. Hults, S. Bergman, H.F. Jepsen, and A. Solli. Geological map of the Arctic. doi:10.4095/287868. Geological Survey of Canada Map 2159A. [2]

Neoarchean
2500 - 2800 Ma



ID: 3186128
Archean intrusive rocks

Age: Neoarchean (2500 - 2800 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous rocks

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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Maya G. Kopylova, Trevor Mogg, and Barbara Scott Smith (2010) Mineralogy of the Snap Lake Kimberlite, Northwest Territories, Canada, and compositions of phlogopite as records of its crystallization. The Canadian Mineralogist (June 2010), 48(3):549-570
M. C. Tappert, B. Rivard, A. Fulop, D. Rogge, J. Feng, R. Tappert, and R. Stalder (2015) Characterizing Kimberlite Dilution by Crustal Rocks at the Snap Lake Diamond Mine (Northwest Territories, Canada) using SWIR (1.90–2.36 μm) and LWIR (8.1–11.1 μm) Hyperspectral Imagery Collected from Drill Core. Economic Geology 110:1375-1387

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