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Snap Lake mine, Camsell Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada

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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.




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10 valid minerals.

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Comments: Craton and massif; Hoffman et al., 1993; Stubley, 2005; Tella et al., unpublished compilation, 2007-08a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

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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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