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Koala pit, Ekati Mine, Lac de Gras, Northwest Territories, Canadai
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Koala pitPit
Ekati MineMine
Lac de Gras- not defined -
Northwest TerritoriesTerritory
CanadaCountry

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64° 42' 57'' North , 110° 36' 28'' West
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AN open pit diamond mine, operated by Rio Tinto Ltd.

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North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


15 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Kamenetsky, V. S., Grütter, H., Kamenetsky, M. B., & Gömann, K. (2013). Parental carbonatitic melt of the Koala kimberlite (Canada): constraints from melt inclusions in olivine and Cr-spinel, and groundmass carbonate. Chemical Geology, 353, 96-111.
Aphthitalite
Formula: (K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
Reference: Kamenetsky, V. S., Grütter, H., Kamenetsky, M. B., & Gömann, K. (2013). Parental carbonatitic melt of the Koala kimberlite (Canada): constraints from melt inclusions in olivine and Cr-spinel, and groundmass carbonate. Chemical Geology, 353, 96-111.
Bradleyite
Formula: Na3Mg(CO3)(PO4)
Reference: Kamenetsky, V. S., Grütter, H., Kamenetsky, M. B., & Gömann, K. (2013). Parental carbonatitic melt of the Koala kimberlite (Canada): constraints from melt inclusions in olivine and Cr-spinel, and groundmass carbonate. Chemical Geology, 353, 96-111.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Kamenetsky, V. S., Grütter, H., Kamenetsky, M. B., & Gömann, K. (2013). Parental carbonatitic melt of the Koala kimberlite (Canada): constraints from melt inclusions in olivine and Cr-spinel, and groundmass carbonate. Chemical Geology, 353, 96-111.
'Chrome-Spinel (of Dana)'
Reference: Kamenetsky, V. S., Grütter, H., Kamenetsky, M. B., & Gömann, K. (2013). Parental carbonatitic melt of the Koala kimberlite (Canada): constraints from melt inclusions in olivine and Cr-spinel, and groundmass carbonate. Chemical Geology, 353, 96-111.
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Kamenetsky, V. S., Grütter, H., Kamenetsky, M. B., & Gömann, K. (2013). Parental carbonatitic melt of the Koala kimberlite (Canada): constraints from melt inclusions in olivine and Cr-spinel, and groundmass carbonate. Chemical Geology, 353, 96-111.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Kamenetsky, V. S., Grütter, H., Kamenetsky, M. B., & Gömann, K. (2013). Parental carbonatitic melt of the Koala kimberlite (Canada): constraints from melt inclusions in olivine and Cr-spinel, and groundmass carbonate. Chemical Geology, 353, 96-111.
Eitelite
Formula: Na2Mg(CO3)2
Reference: Kamenetsky, V. S., Grütter, H., Kamenetsky, M. B., & Gömann, K. (2013). Parental carbonatitic melt of the Koala kimberlite (Canada): constraints from melt inclusions in olivine and Cr-spinel, and groundmass carbonate. Chemical Geology, 353, 96-111.
Fairchildite
Formula: K2Ca(CO3)2
Reference: Kamenetsky, V. S., Grütter, H., Kamenetsky, M. B., & Gömann, K. (2013). Parental carbonatitic melt of the Koala kimberlite (Canada): constraints from melt inclusions in olivine and Cr-spinel, and groundmass carbonate. Chemical Geology, 353, 96-111.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Kamenetsky, V. S., Grütter, H., Kamenetsky, M. B., & Gömann, K. (2013). Parental carbonatitic melt of the Koala kimberlite (Canada): constraints from melt inclusions in olivine and Cr-spinel, and groundmass carbonate. Chemical Geology, 353, 96-111.
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Reference: Kamenetsky, V. S., Grütter, H., Kamenetsky, M. B., & Gömann, K. (2013). Parental carbonatitic melt of the Koala kimberlite (Canada): constraints from melt inclusions in olivine and Cr-spinel, and groundmass carbonate. Chemical Geology, 353, 96-111.
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Reference: Kamenetsky, V. S., Grütter, H., Kamenetsky, M. B., & Gömann, K. (2013). Parental carbonatitic melt of the Koala kimberlite (Canada): constraints from melt inclusions in olivine and Cr-spinel, and groundmass carbonate. Chemical Geology, 353, 96-111.
Nyerereite
Formula: Na2Ca(CO3)2
Reference: Kamenetsky, V. S., Grütter, H., Kamenetsky, M. B., & Gömann, K. (2013). Parental carbonatitic melt of the Koala kimberlite (Canada): constraints from melt inclusions in olivine and Cr-spinel, and groundmass carbonate. Chemical Geology, 353, 96-111.
Shortite
Formula: Na2Ca2(CO3)3
Reference: Kamenetsky, V. S., Grütter, H., Kamenetsky, M. B., & Gömann, K. (2013). Parental carbonatitic melt of the Koala kimberlite (Canada): constraints from melt inclusions in olivine and Cr-spinel, and groundmass carbonate. Chemical Geology, 353, 96-111.
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: Kamenetsky, V. S., Grütter, H., Kamenetsky, M. B., & Gömann, K. (2013). Parental carbonatitic melt of the Koala kimberlite (Canada): constraints from melt inclusions in olivine and Cr-spinel, and groundmass carbonate. Chemical Geology, 353, 96-111.
Spinel var: Pleonaste
Formula: (Mg,Fe)Al2O4
Reference: Kamenetsky, V. S., Grütter, H., Kamenetsky, M. B., & Gömann, K. (2013). Parental carbonatitic melt of the Koala kimberlite (Canada): constraints from melt inclusions in olivine and Cr-spinel, and groundmass carbonate. Chemical Geology, 353, 96-111.
Sylvite
Formula: KCl
Reference: Kamenetsky, V. S., Grütter, H., Kamenetsky, M. B., & Gömann, K. (2013). Parental carbonatitic melt of the Koala kimberlite (Canada): constraints from melt inclusions in olivine and Cr-spinel, and groundmass carbonate. Chemical Geology, 353, 96-111.
Tetraferriphlogopite
Formula: KMg3(Fe3+Si3O10)(OH,F)2
Reference: Kamenetsky, V. S., Grütter, H., Kamenetsky, M. B., & Gömann, K. (2013). Parental carbonatitic melt of the Koala kimberlite (Canada): constraints from melt inclusions in olivine and Cr-spinel, and groundmass carbonate. Chemical Geology, 353, 96-111.
Zemkorite
Formula: Na2Ca(CO3)2
Reference: Kamenetsky, V. S., Grütter, H., Kamenetsky, M. B., & Gömann, K. (2013). Parental carbonatitic melt of the Koala kimberlite (Canada): constraints from melt inclusions in olivine and Cr-spinel, and groundmass carbonate. Chemical Geology, 353, 96-111.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Halite3.AA.20NaCl
Sylvite3.AA.20KCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
var: Pleonaste4.BB.05(Mg,Fe)Al2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Bradleyite5.BF.10Na3Mg(CO3)(PO4)
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Eitelite5.AC.05Na2Mg(CO3)2
Fairchildite5.AC.20K2Ca(CO3)2
Nyerereite5.AC.10Na2Ca(CO3)2
Shortite5.AC.25Na2Ca2(CO3)3
Zemkorite5.AC.10Na2Ca(CO3)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Aphthitalite7.AC.35(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Forsterite9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
Tetraferriphlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(Fe3+Si3O10)(OH,F)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Chrome-Spinel (of Dana)'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl
Sylvite9.1.1.2KCl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
A2B(XO3)2
Eitelite14.3.2.1Na2Mg(CO3)2
Fairchildite14.3.3.1K2Ca(CO3)2
Nyerereite14.3.4.1Na2Ca(CO3)2
Zemkorite14.3.3.2Na2Ca(CO3)2
Miscellaneous
Shortite14.4.1.1Na2Ca2(CO3)3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
A2XO4
Aphthitalite28.2.2.1(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Anhydrous Normal Compound Phosphates, etc·
Bradleyite43.2.1.1Na3Mg(CO3)(PO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Forsterite51.3.1.2Mg2SiO4
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Chrome-Spinel (of Dana)'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
Spinel
var: Pleonaste
-(Mg,Fe)Al2O4
Tetraferriphlogopite-KMg3(Fe3+Si3O10)(OH,F)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H TetraferriphlogopiteKMg3(Fe3+Si3O10)(OH,F)2
CCarbon
C BradleyiteNa3Mg(CO3)(PO4)
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C EiteliteNa2Mg(CO3)2
C FairchilditeK2Ca(CO3)2
C NyerereiteNa2Ca(CO3)2
C ShortiteNa2Ca2(CO3)3
C ZemkoriteNa2Ca(CO3)2
OOxygen
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O Aphthitalite(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
O BradleyiteNa3Mg(CO3)(PO4)
O CalciteCaCO3
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O EiteliteNa2Mg(CO3)2
O FairchilditeK2Ca(CO3)2
O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
O NyerereiteNa2Ca(CO3)2
O Spinel (var: Pleonaste)(Mg,Fe)Al2O4
O ShortiteNa2Ca2(CO3)3
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O TetraferriphlogopiteKMg3(Fe3+Si3O10)(OH,F)2
O ZemkoriteNa2Ca(CO3)2
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
F TetraferriphlogopiteKMg3(Fe3+Si3O10)(OH,F)2
NaSodium
Na Aphthitalite(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
Na BradleyiteNa3Mg(CO3)(PO4)
Na EiteliteNa2Mg(CO3)2
Na HaliteNaCl
Na NyerereiteNa2Ca(CO3)2
Na ShortiteNa2Ca2(CO3)3
Na ZemkoriteNa2Ca(CO3)2
MgMagnesium
Mg BradleyiteNa3Mg(CO3)(PO4)
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg EiteliteNa2Mg(CO3)2
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Mg Spinel (var: Pleonaste)(Mg,Fe)Al2O4
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
Mg TetraferriphlogopiteKMg3(Fe3+Si3O10)(OH,F)2
AlAluminium
Al Spinel (var: Pleonaste)(Mg,Fe)Al2O4
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
SiSilicon
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Si TetraferriphlogopiteKMg3(Fe3+Si3O10)(OH,F)2
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
P BradleyiteNa3Mg(CO3)(PO4)
SSulfur
S Aphthitalite(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Cl HaliteNaCl
Cl SylviteKCl
KPotassium
K Aphthitalite(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
K FairchilditeK2Ca(CO3)2
K SylviteKCl
K TetraferriphlogopiteKMg3(Fe3+Si3O10)(OH,F)2
CaCalcium
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca FairchilditeK2Ca(CO3)2
Ca NyerereiteNa2Ca(CO3)2
Ca ShortiteNa2Ca2(CO3)3
Ca ZemkoriteNa2Ca(CO3)2
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
FeIron
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe Spinel (var: Pleonaste)(Mg,Fe)Al2O4
Fe TetraferriphlogopiteKMg3(Fe3+Si3O10)(OH,F)2

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Kamenetsky, V.S., Grütter, H., Kamenetsky, M.B., Gömann, K. (2013) Parental carbonatitic melt of the Koala kimberlite (Canada): constraints from melt inclusions in olivine and Cr-spinel, and groundmass carbonate. Chemical Geology, 353, 96-111.


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