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Jericho kimberlite pipe, Contwoyto Lake, Northwest Territories, Canadai
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Jericho kimberlite pipePipe
Contwoyto LakeLake
Northwest Territories- not defined -
CanadaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 69° 59' 55'' North , 111° 28' 45'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 69.99861,-111.47917
GeoHash:G#: cs2wpnz77
Locality type:Pipe
Köppen climate type:ET : Tundra


The Jericho pipe opened for full operation on August 17th, 2006 and is the 3rd diamond mine to open in Canada and the first for Nunavut. The Jericho Pipe and surrounding property is owned and operated by the Tahera Diamond Corporation with an exclusive distribution agreement with Tiffany's.

Located about 400 km (249 mi) northeast of Yellowknife.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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18 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Reference: Journal of Petrology 40:79-104
'Apatite'
Reference: www.venuewest.com/8IKC/s2post.htm.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Journal of Conference Abstracts 5(2):497 (2000)
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: www.venuewest.com/8IKC/s2post.htm.
Chrysotile
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Journal of Petrology 40:79-104
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Reference: Journal of Petrology 40:79-104
Diamond
Formula: C
Reference: Journal of Petrology 40:79-104l; R&M 81:278-283; Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts (2011) Mineralogical Magazine p1894
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Journal of Petrology 40:79-104
Diopside var: Chromian Diopside
Formula: Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
Reference: Journal of Petrology 40:79-104
Enstatite
Formula: MgSiO3
Reference: Journal of Petrology 40:79-104
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: www.venuewest.com/8IKC/s2post.htm.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Journal of Petrology 40:79-104
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Reference: Journal of Petrology 40:79-104
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Journal of Petrology 40:79-104
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Journal of Petrology 40:79-104
Kyanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: www.venuewest.com/8IKC/s2post.htm.
Omphacite
Formula: (NaaCabFe2+cMgd)(AleFe3+fFe2+gMgh)Si2O6
Reference: www.venuewest.com/8IKC/s2post.htm.
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
Reference: Journal of Petrology 40:79-104
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Reference: Journal of Petrology 40:79-104
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Journal of Petrology 40:79-104
Pyrope
Formula: Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Journal of Petrology 40:79-104
Pyrope var: Titanian Pyrope
Formula: Mg3(Al,Ti)2Si3O12
Reference: Journal of Petrology 40:79-104
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Journal of Petrology 40:79-104
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: www.venuewest.com/8IKC/s2post.htm.
Rutile var: Niobian Rutile
Formula: (Ti,Nb)O2
Reference: Journal of Conference Abstracts 5(2):497 (2000)
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: www.venuewest.com/8IKC/s2post.htm.
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: Journal of Petrology 40:79-104
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Journal of Petrology 40:79-104
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: www.venuewest.com/8IKC/s2post.htm.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Diamond1.CB.10aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pentlandite2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
var: Niobian Rutile4.DB.05(Ti,Nb)O2
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysotile9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
var: Chromian Diopside9.DA.15Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
Enstatite9.DA.05MgSiO3
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Forsterite9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
Kyanite9.AF.15Al2(SiO4)O
Omphacite9.DA.20(NaaCabFe2+cMgd)(AleFe3+fFe2+gMgh)Si2O6
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrope9.AD.25Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
var: Titanian Pyrope9.AD.25Mg3(Al,Ti)2Si3O12
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Apatite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-
'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 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Forsterite51.3.1.2Mg2SiO4
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Pyrope51.4.3a.1Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Kyanite52.2.2c.1Al2(SiO4)O
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Enstatite65.1.2.1MgSiO3
Omphacite65.1.3b.1(NaaCabFe2+cMgd)(AleFe3+fFe2+gMgh)Si2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Chrysotile71.1.5.1Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Apatite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
Diopside
var: Chromian Diopside
-Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-
Pyrope
var: Titanian Pyrope
-Mg3(Al,Ti)2Si3O12
Rutile
var: Niobian Rutile
-(Ti,Nb)O2
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CCarbon
C DiamondC
OOxygen
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
O EnstatiteMgSiO3
O Diopside (var: Chromian Diopside)Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
O Pyrope (var: Titanian Pyrope)Mg3(Al,Ti)2Si3O12
O Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
O BaryteBaSO4
O Rutile (var: Niobian Rutile)(Ti,Nb)O2
O Omphacite(NaaCabFec2+Mgd)(AleFef3+Feg2+Mgh)Si2O6
O RutileTiO2
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FFluorine
F Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
NaSodium
Na Omphacite(NaaCabFec2+Mgd)(AleFef3+Feg2+Mgh)Si2O6
MgMagnesium
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
Mg EnstatiteMgSiO3
Mg Diopside (var: Chromian Diopside)Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
Mg Pyrope (var: Titanian Pyrope)Mg3(Al,Ti)2Si3O12
Mg Omphacite(NaaCabFec2+Mgd)(AleFef3+Feg2+Mgh)Si2O6
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
AlAluminium
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
Al Pyrope (var: Titanian Pyrope)Mg3(Al,Ti)2Si3O12
Al Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Al Omphacite(NaaCabFec2+Mgd)(AleFef3+Feg2+Mgh)Si2O6
Al KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
SiSilicon
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
Si EnstatiteMgSiO3
Si Diopside (var: Chromian Diopside)Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
Si Pyrope (var: Titanian Pyrope)Mg3(Al,Ti)2Si3O12
Si Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Si Omphacite(NaaCabFec2+Mgd)(AleFef3+Feg2+Mgh)Si2O6
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
SSulfur
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S BaryteBaSO4
ClChlorine
Cl Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
KPotassium
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca Diopside (var: Chromian Diopside)Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
Ca Omphacite(NaaCabFec2+Mgd)(AleFef3+Feg2+Mgh)Si2O6
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti Pyrope (var: Titanian Pyrope)Mg3(Al,Ti)2Si3O12
Ti Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Ti Rutile (var: Niobian Rutile)(Ti,Nb)O2
Ti RutileTiO2
CrChromium
Cr Diopside (var: Chromian Diopside)Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe Omphacite(NaaCabFec2+Mgd)(AleFef3+Feg2+Mgh)Si2O6
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
NiNickel
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
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
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
NbNiobium
Nb Rutile (var: Niobian Rutile)(Ti,Nb)O2
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4

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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Devonian - Cambrian
358.9 - 541 Ma



ID: 646231
Sedimentary; Carbonate

Age: Paleozoic (358.9 - 541 Ma)

Description: Canada Shield, Greenland Shield, and cover, Interior Platform, Arctic Platform, M'Clintock Basin

Comments: Sedimentary basin; Harrison et al., unpublished compilation, 2007-08

Lithology: Limestone, dolostone, shale, evaporites, chalk; carbonate reefs

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]

Silurian - Cambrian
419.2 - 541 Ma



ID: 3186345
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (419.2 - 541 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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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De Stefano, A., Kopylova, M. G., Cartigny, P., & Afanasiev, V. (2009). Diamonds and eclogites of the Jericho kimberlite (Northern Canada). Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 158(3), 295-315.

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