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Darby kimberlite field, Nunavut, Canadai
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Darby kimberlite field- not defined -
Nunavut- not defined -
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 67° 23' 57'' North , 93° 21' 14'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 67.39917,-93.35389
GeoHash:G#: cgvx7ttu8
Köppen climate type:ET : Tundra


The Darby kimberlite field contains nine bodies, of which at least eight are kimberlitic.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Mineral List


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

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Harris, G. A., Pearson, D. G., Liu, J., Hardman, M. F., Snyder, D. B., & Kelsch, D. (2018). Mantle composition, age and geotherm beneath the Darby kimberlite field, west central Rae Craton. Mineralogy and Petrology, 112(1), 57-70.
Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Harris, G. A., Pearson, D. G., Liu, J., Hardman, M. F., Snyder, D. B., & Kelsch, D. (2018). Mantle composition, age and geotherm beneath the Darby kimberlite field, west central Rae Craton. Mineralogy and Petrology, 112(1), 57-70.
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Reference: Harris, G. A., Pearson, D. G., Liu, J., Hardman, M. F., Snyder, D. B., & Kelsch, D. (2018). Mantle composition, age and geotherm beneath the Darby kimberlite field, west central Rae Craton. Mineralogy and Petrology, 112(1), 57-70.
Diamond
Formula: C
Reference: Harris, G. A., Pearson, D. G., Liu, J., Hardman, M. F., Snyder, D. B., & Kelsch, D. (2018). Mantle composition, age and geotherm beneath the Darby kimberlite field, west central Rae Craton. Mineralogy and Petrology, 112(1), 57-70.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Harris, G. A., Pearson, D. G., Liu, J., Hardman, M. F., Snyder, D. B., & Kelsch, D. (2018). Mantle composition, age and geotherm beneath the Darby kimberlite field, west central Rae Craton. Mineralogy and Petrology, 112(1), 57-70.
Jadeite
Formula: Na(Al,Fe3+)Si2O6
Reference: Harris, G. A., Pearson, D. G., Liu, J., Hardman, M. F., Snyder, D. B., & Kelsch, D. (2018). Mantle composition, age and geotherm beneath the Darby kimberlite field, west central Rae Craton. Mineralogy and Petrology, 112(1), 57-70.
Nixonite (TL)
Formula: Na2Ti6O13
Type Locality:
Reference: Anzolini, C., Wang, F., Harris, G.A., Locock, A.J., Zhang, D., Jacobsen, S.D. and Pearson, D.G. (2018) Nixonite, IMA 2018-133. CNMNC Newsletter No. 48, April 2019, page xxx; Mineralogical Magazine, 83, xxx-xxx.
Pyrope
Formula: Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Harris, G. A., Pearson, D. G., Liu, J., Hardman, M. F., Snyder, D. B., & Kelsch, D. (2018). Mantle composition, age and geotherm beneath the Darby kimberlite field, west central Rae Craton. Mineralogy and Petrology, 112(1), 57-70.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Harris, G. A., Pearson, D. G., Liu, J., Hardman, M. F., Snyder, D. B., & Kelsch, D. (2018). Mantle composition, age and geotherm beneath the Darby kimberlite field, west central Rae Craton. Mineralogy and Petrology, 112(1), 57-70.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Diamond1.CB.10aC
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Almandine9.AD.25Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Jadeite9.DA.25Na(Al,Fe3+)Si2O6
Pyrope9.AD.25Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
Nixonite (TL)-Na2Ti6O13

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
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Almandine51.4.3a.2Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
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
Jadeite65.1.3c.1Na(Al,Fe3+)Si2O6
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
Nixonite (TL)-Na2Ti6O13

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C DiamondC
OOxygen
O NixoniteNa2Ti6O13
O AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
O JadeiteNa(Al,Fe3+)Si2O6
O PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
O RutileTiO2
NaSodium
Na NixoniteNa2Ti6O13
Na JadeiteNa(Al,Fe3+)Si2O6
MgMagnesium
Mg PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
AlAluminium
Al AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Al JadeiteNa(Al,Fe3+)Si2O6
Al PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
SiSilicon
Si AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si JadeiteNa(Al,Fe3+)Si2O6
Si PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
TiTitanium
Ti NixoniteNa2Ti6O13
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Fe JadeiteNa(Al,Fe3+)Si2O6

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 - Mesoarchean
2500 - 3200 Ma



ID: 3185618
Archean crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Archean (2500 - 3200 Ma)

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic 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]

Neoarchean
2500 - 2800 Ma



ID: 652530
Igneous: intrusive; Intrusive: undivided

Age: Neoarchean (2500 - 2800 Ma)

Description: North America, Rae Craton (Canada)

Comments: Craton and massif; Scott & de Kemp, 1998; Tella et al., 2007, unpublished compilation, 2007-08b; Wheeler et al., 1996; Pehrsson et al., in preparation, 2008; Skulski et al., in preparation, 2008

Lithology: Diorite, monzodiorite, tonalite, granodiorite, monzogranite, syenogranite, quartz-monzonite, tonalite; gabbro, ultramafics: serpentinized peridotite ; charnockite and orthogneiss

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]

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

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Harris, G. A., Pearson, D. G., Liu, J., Hardman, M. F., Snyder, D. B., & Kelsch, D. (2018). Mantle composition, age and geotherm beneath the Darby kimberlite field, west central Rae Craton. Mineralogy and Petrology, 112(1), 57-70.


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