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

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
64° 33' 41'' North , 110° 10' 44'' West
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The Misery complex contains around six pipes (Main pipe, South pipe, Southwest Extension, Southeast Complex, Northeast pipe an East dyke).

The Main pit has a surface area of around 1.5 hectares.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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5 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: Webb, K. J., Hetman, C. M., Nowicki, T. E., Harrison, S., Carlson, J., Parson, S., & Paul, J. L. (2012, February). An updated geological model of the Misery kimberlite complex, EKATI mine, Northwest Territories, Canada. In International Kimberlite Conference: Extended Abstracts (Vol. 10).
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Mustafa, J., Nowicki, T. E., Oshust, P., Dyck, D., Crawford, B., & Harrison, S. (2003, June). The geology of the Misery kimberlite, Ekati diamond mine, Canada. In International Kimberlite Conference: Extended Abstracts (Vol. 8).
Diamond
Formula: C
Reference: Webb, K. J., Hetman, C. M., Nowicki, T. E., Harrison, S., Carlson, J., Parson, S., & Paul, J. L. (2012, February). An updated geological model of the Misery kimberlite complex, EKATI mine, Northwest Territories, Canada. In International Kimberlite Conference: Extended Abstracts (Vol. 10).
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Mustafa, J., Nowicki, T. E., Oshust, P., Dyck, D., Crawford, B., & Harrison, S. (2003, June). The geology of the Misery kimberlite, Ekati diamond mine, Canada. In International Kimberlite Conference: Extended Abstracts (Vol. 8).
Diopside var: Chromian Diopside
Formula: Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
Reference: Mustafa, J., Nowicki, T. E., Oshust, P., Dyck, D., Crawford, B., & Harrison, S. (2003, June). The geology of the Misery kimberlite, Ekati diamond mine, Canada. In International Kimberlite Conference: Extended Abstracts (Vol. 8).
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Mustafa, J., Nowicki, T. E., Oshust, P., Dyck, D., Crawford, B., & Harrison, S. (2003, June). The geology of the Misery kimberlite, Ekati diamond mine, Canada. In International Kimberlite Conference: Extended Abstracts (Vol. 8).
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Mustafa, J., Nowicki, T. E., Oshust, P., Dyck, D., Crawford, B., & Harrison, S. (2003, June). The geology of the Misery kimberlite, Ekati diamond mine, Canada. In International Kimberlite Conference: Extended Abstracts (Vol. 8).
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Mustafa, J., Nowicki, T. E., Oshust, P., Dyck, D., Crawford, B., & Harrison, S. (2003, June). The geology of the Misery kimberlite, Ekati diamond mine, Canada. In International Kimberlite Conference: Extended Abstracts (Vol. 8).
'Kelyphite'
Reference: Mustafa, J., Nowicki, T. E., Oshust, P., Dyck, D., Crawford, B., & Harrison, S. (2003, June). The geology of the Misery kimberlite, Ekati diamond mine, Canada. In International Kimberlite Conference: Extended Abstracts (Vol. 8).
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Mustafa, J., Nowicki, T. E., Oshust, P., Dyck, D., Crawford, B., & Harrison, S. (2003, June). The geology of the Misery kimberlite, Ekati diamond mine, Canada. In International Kimberlite Conference: Extended Abstracts (Vol. 8).
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Mustafa, J., Nowicki, T. E., Oshust, P., Dyck, D., Crawford, B., & Harrison, S. (2003, June). The geology of the Misery kimberlite, Ekati diamond mine, Canada. In International Kimberlite Conference: Extended Abstracts (Vol. 8).

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Diamond1.CB.10aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
var: Chromian Diopside9.DA.15Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Kelyphite'-
'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 = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Diopside
var: Chromian Diopside
-Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Kelyphite'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CCarbon
C DiamondC
OOxygen
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O Diopside (var: Chromian Diopside)Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
FFluorine
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
MgMagnesium
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg Diopside (var: Chromian Diopside)Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
AlAluminium
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
SiSilicon
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si Diopside (var: Chromian Diopside)Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CaCalcium
Ca Diopside (var: Chromian Diopside)Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
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 BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Fe PyriteFeS2
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

References

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Mustafa, J., Nowicki, T. E., Oshust, P., Dyck, D., Crawford, B., & Harrison, S. (2003, June). The geology of the Misery kimberlite, Ekati diamond mine, Canada. In International Kimberlite Conference: Extended Abstracts (Vol. 8).
Webb, K. J., Hetman, C. M., Nowicki, T. E., Harrison, S., Carlson, J., Parson, S., & Paul, J. L. (2012, February). An updated geological model of the Misery kimberlite complex, EKATI mine, Northwest Territories, Canada. In International Kimberlite Conference: Extended Abstracts (Vol. 10).
Krebs, M. Y., Pearson, D. G., Stachel, T., Stern, R. A., Nowicki, T., & Cairns, S. (2016). Using microdiamonds in kimberlite diamond grade prediction: a case study of the variability in diamond population characteristics across the size range 0.2 to 3.4 mm in Misery kimberlite, Ekati Mine, NWT, Canada. Economic Geology, 111(2), 503-525.


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