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Sydney coalfield, Cape Breton Co., Nova Scotia, Canadai
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Cape Breton Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 17' 36'' North , 60° 19' 59'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.29337,-60.33314
GeoHash:G#: f8jp756y2
Locality type:Coal Field
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


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28 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aluminocopiapite
Formula: Al2/3Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Zodrow, E.L. (1989) Summary report of secondary sulphate minerals, Sydney Coalfield, Nova Scotia, Canada. Nova Scotia Department of Mines & Energy, Report 89-3, Mines & Minerals Branch Report of Activities, Part A: 141-143.
Amarantite
Formula: Fe3+2(SO4)2O · 7H2O
Reference: Zodrow, E.L. (1989) Summary report of secondary sulphate minerals, Sydney Coalfield, Nova Scotia, Canada. Nova Scotia Department of Mines & Energy, Report 89-3, Mines & Minerals Branch Report of Activities, Part A: 141-143.
Amarillite
Formula: NaFe(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Reference: Zodrow, E.L. (1989) Summary report of secondary sulphate minerals, Sydney Coalfield, Nova Scotia, Canada. Nova Scotia Department of Mines & Energy, Report 89-3, Mines & Minerals Branch Report of Activities, Part A: 141-143.
Blödite
Formula: Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Reference: Zodrow, E.L. (1989) Summary report of secondary sulphate minerals, Sydney Coalfield, Nova Scotia, Canada. Nova Scotia Department of Mines & Energy, Report 89-3, Mines & Minerals Branch Report of Activities, Part A: 141-143.
'commodity:Coal'
Reference:  
Copiapite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Coquimbite
Formula: Fe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
Reference: Zodrow, E.L. (1989) Summary report of secondary sulphate minerals, Sydney Coalfield, Nova Scotia, Canada. Nova Scotia Department of Mines & Energy, Report 89-3, Mines & Minerals Branch Report of Activities, Part A: 141-143.
Dietrichite
Formula: (Zn,Fe2+,Mn2+)Al2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Reference: Zodrow, E.L. (1989) Summary report of secondary sulphate minerals, Sydney Coalfield, Nova Scotia, Canada. Nova Scotia Department of Mines & Energy, Report 89-3, Mines & Minerals Branch Report of Activities, Part A: 141-143.
Epsomite
Formula: MgSO4 · 7H2O
Fibroferrite
Formula: Fe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Halotrichite
Formula: FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Hexahydrite
Formula: MgSO4 · 6H2O
Reference: Zodrow, E.L. (1989) Summary report of secondary sulphate minerals, Sydney Coalfield, Nova Scotia, Canada. Nova Scotia Department of Mines & Energy, Report 89-3, Mines & Minerals Branch Report of Activities, Part A: 141-143.
Hohmannite
Formula: Fe3+2(SO4)2O · 8H2O
Reference: Zodrow, E.L. (1989) Summary report of secondary sulphate minerals, Sydney Coalfield, Nova Scotia, Canada. Nova Scotia Department of Mines & Energy, Report 89-3, Mines & Minerals Branch Report of Activities, Part A: 141-143.
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Zodrow, E.L. (1989) Summary report of secondary sulphate minerals, Sydney Coalfield, Nova Scotia, Canada. Nova Scotia Department of Mines & Energy, Report 89-3, Mines & Minerals Branch Report of Activities, Part A: 141-143.
Magnesiocopiapite
Formula: MgFe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Melanterite
Formula: Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Reference: Zodrow, E.L. (1989) Summary report of secondary sulphate minerals, Sydney Coalfield, Nova Scotia, Canada. Nova Scotia Department of Mines & Energy, Report 89-3, Mines & Minerals Branch Report of Activities, Part A: 141-143.
Melanterite var: Kirovite
Formula: (Fe,Mg)SO4·7H2O
Reference: Zodrow, E.L. (1989) Summary report of secondary sulphate minerals, Sydney Coalfield, Nova Scotia, Canada. Nova Scotia Department of Mines & Energy, Report 89-3, Mines & Minerals Branch Report of Activities, Part A: 141-143.
Metavoltine
Formula: Na6K2FeFe6(SO4)12O2 · 18H2O
Reference: Zodrow, E.L. (1989) Summary report of secondary sulphate minerals, Sydney Coalfield, Nova Scotia, Canada. Nova Scotia Department of Mines & Energy, Report 89-3, Mines & Minerals Branch Report of Activities, Part A: 141-143.
Natrojarosite
Formula: NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Zodrow, E.L. (1989) Summary report of secondary sulphate minerals, Sydney Coalfield, Nova Scotia, Canada. Nova Scotia Department of Mines & Energy, Report 89-3, Mines & Minerals Branch Report of Activities, Part A: 141-143.
Paracoquimbite
Formula: Fe2(SO4)3 · 9H2O
Reference: Zodrow, E.L. (1989) Summary report of secondary sulphate minerals, Sydney Coalfield, Nova Scotia, Canada. Nova Scotia Department of Mines & Energy, Report 89-3, Mines & Minerals Branch Report of Activities, Part A: 141-143.
Pickeringite
Formula: MgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Reference: Zodrow, E.L. (1989) Summary report of secondary sulphate minerals, Sydney Coalfield, Nova Scotia, Canada. Nova Scotia Department of Mines & Energy, Report 89-3, Mines & Minerals Branch Report of Activities, Part A: 141-143.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Rhomboclase
Formula: (H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
Reference: Zodrow, E.L. (1989) Summary report of secondary sulphate minerals, Sydney Coalfield, Nova Scotia, Canada. Nova Scotia Department of Mines & Energy, Report 89-3, Mines & Minerals Branch Report of Activities, Part A: 141-143.
Römerite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2(SO4)4 · 14H2O
Reference: Zodrow, E.L. (1989) Summary report of secondary sulphate minerals, Sydney Coalfield, Nova Scotia, Canada. Nova Scotia Department of Mines & Energy, Report 89-3, Mines & Minerals Branch Report of Activities, Part A: 141-143.
Rozenite
Formula: FeSO4 · 4H2O
Sideronatrite
Formula: Na2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
Tamarugite
Formula: NaAl(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Voltaite
Formula: K2Fe2+5Fe3+3Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
Reference: Zodrow, E.L. (1989) Summary report of secondary sulphate minerals, Sydney Coalfield, Nova Scotia, Canada. Nova Scotia Department of Mines & Energy, Report 89-3, Mines & Minerals Branch Report of Activities, Part A: 141-143.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Aluminocopiapite'7.DB.35Al2/3Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
'Alunite'7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
'Amarantite'7.DB.30Fe3+2(SO4)2O · 7H2O
'Amarillite'7.CC.75NaFe(SO4)2 · 6H2O
'Blödite'7.CC.50Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
'Copiapite'7.DB.35Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
'Coquimbite'7.CB.55Fe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
'Dietrichite'7.CB.85(Zn,Fe2+,Mn2+)Al2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
'Epsomite'7.CB.40MgSO4 · 7H2O
'Fibroferrite'7.DC.15Fe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
'Gypsum'7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
'Halotrichite'7.CB.85FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
'Hexahydrite'7.CB.25MgSO4 · 6H2O
'Hohmannite'7.DB.30Fe3+2(SO4)2O · 8H2O
'Jarosite'7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Magnesiocopiapite7.DB.35MgFe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Melanterite7.CB.35Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
var: Kirovite7.CB.35(Fe,Mg)SO4·7H2O
Metavoltine7.DF.35Na6K2FeFe6(SO4)12O2 · 18H2O
Natrojarosite7.BC.10NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Paracoquimbite7.CB.55Fe2(SO4)3 · 9H2O
Pickeringite7.CB.85MgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Rhomboclase7.CB.55(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
Rozenite7.CB.15FeSO4 · 4H2O
Römerite7.CB.75Fe2+Fe3+2(SO4)4 · 14H2O
Sideronatrite7.DF.20Na2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
Tamarugite7.CC.10NaAl(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Voltaite7.CC.25K2Fe2+5Fe3+3Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
Hydrated Acid Sulfates
Rhomboclase29.1.1.1(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
A2B(XO4)2·xH2O
Blödite29.3.3.1Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
AmBn(XO4)p·xH2O, with (m+n):p < 3:2 and > 1:1
Metavoltine29.4.6.1Na6K2FeFe6(SO4)12O2 · 18H2O
AB(XO4)2·xH2O
Amarillite29.5.3.2NaFe(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Tamarugite29.5.3.1NaAl(SO4)2 · 6H2O
AXO4·xH2O
Epsomite29.6.11.1MgSO4 · 7H2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Hexahydrite29.6.8.1MgSO4 · 6H2O
Melanterite29.6.10.1Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Rozenite29.6.6.1FeSO4 · 4H2O
AB2(XO4)4·H2O
Dietrichite29.7.3.4(Zn,Fe2+,Mn2+)Al2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Halotrichite29.7.3.2FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Pickeringite29.7.3.1MgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Römerite29.7.2.1Fe2+Fe3+2(SO4)4 · 14H2O
A2(XO4)3·H2O
Coquimbite29.8.3.1Fe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
Paracoquimbite29.8.4.1Fe2(SO4)3 · 9H2O
Miscellaneous
Voltaite29.9.1.1K2Fe2+5Fe3+3Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Alunite30.2.4.1KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Sideronatrite31.8.3.1Na2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
(AB)(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Amarantite31.9.3.1Fe3+2(SO4)2O · 7H2O
Fibroferrite31.9.12.1Fe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
Hohmannite31.9.4.1Fe3+2(SO4)2O · 8H2O
Miscellaneous
Aluminocopiapite31.10.5.7Al2/3Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Copiapite31.10.5.1Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Magnesiocopiapite31.10.5.2MgFe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Melanterite
var: Kirovite
-(Fe,Mg)SO4·7H2O
Natrojarosite-NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AluminocopiapiteAl2/3Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H AmarantiteFe23+(SO4)2O · 7H2O
H AmarilliteNaFe(SO4)2 · 6H2O
H BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
H CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
H CoquimbiteFe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
H Dietrichite(Zn,Fe2+,Mn2+)Al2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
H EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
H FibroferriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
H HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
H HohmanniteFe23+(SO4)2O · 8H2O
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H Melanterite (var: Kirovite)(Fe,Mg)SO4·7H2O
H MagnesiocopiapiteMgFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
H MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
H MetavoltineNa6K2FeFe6(SO4)12O2 · 18H2O
H NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
H ParacoquimbiteFe2(SO4)3 · 9H2O
H PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
H Rhomboclase(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
H RömeriteFe2+Fe23+(SO4)4 · 14H2O
H RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
H SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
H TamarugiteNaAl(SO4)2 · 6H2O
H VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
OOxygen
O AluminocopiapiteAl2/3Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O AmarantiteFe23+(SO4)2O · 7H2O
O AmarilliteNaFe(SO4)2 · 6H2O
O BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
O CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
O CoquimbiteFe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
O Dietrichite(Zn,Fe2+,Mn2+)Al2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
O EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
O FibroferriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
O HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
O HohmanniteFe23+(SO4)2O · 8H2O
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O Melanterite (var: Kirovite)(Fe,Mg)SO4·7H2O
O MagnesiocopiapiteMgFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
O MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
O MetavoltineNa6K2FeFe6(SO4)12O2 · 18H2O
O NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
O ParacoquimbiteFe2(SO4)3 · 9H2O
O PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
O Rhomboclase(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
O RömeriteFe2+Fe23+(SO4)4 · 14H2O
O RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
O SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
O TamarugiteNaAl(SO4)2 · 6H2O
O VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
NaSodium
Na AmarilliteNaFe(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Na BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Na MetavoltineNa6K2FeFe6(SO4)12O2 · 18H2O
Na NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Na SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
Na TamarugiteNaAl(SO4)2 · 6H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg AluminocopiapiteAl2/3Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Mg BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Mg EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
Mg HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
Mg Melanterite (var: Kirovite)(Fe,Mg)SO4·7H2O
Mg MagnesiocopiapiteMgFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Mg PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
AlAluminium
Al AluminocopiapiteAl2/3Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al Dietrichite(Zn,Fe2+,Mn2+)Al2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Al HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Al PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Al TamarugiteNaAl(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Al VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
SSulfur
S AluminocopiapiteAl2/3Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S AmarantiteFe23+(SO4)2O · 7H2O
S AmarilliteNaFe(SO4)2 · 6H2O
S BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
S CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
S CoquimbiteFe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
S Dietrichite(Zn,Fe2+,Mn2+)Al2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
S EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
S FibroferriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
S HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
S HohmanniteFe23+(SO4)2O · 8H2O
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S Melanterite (var: Kirovite)(Fe,Mg)SO4·7H2O
S MagnesiocopiapiteMgFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
S MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
S MetavoltineNa6K2FeFe6(SO4)12O2 · 18H2O
S NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
S ParacoquimbiteFe2(SO4)3 · 9H2O
S PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
S PyriteFeS2
S Rhomboclase(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
S RömeriteFe2+Fe23+(SO4)4 · 14H2O
S RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
S SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
S TamarugiteNaAl(SO4)2 · 6H2O
S VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
KPotassium
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
K MetavoltineNa6K2FeFe6(SO4)12O2 · 18H2O
K VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
MnManganese
Mn Dietrichite(Zn,Fe2+,Mn2+)Al2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
FeIron
Fe AluminocopiapiteAl2/3Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Fe AmarantiteFe23+(SO4)2O · 7H2O
Fe AmarilliteNaFe(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Fe CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Fe CoquimbiteFe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
Fe Dietrichite(Zn,Fe2+,Mn2+)Al2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Fe FibroferriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
Fe HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Fe HohmanniteFe23+(SO4)2O · 8H2O
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe Melanterite (var: Kirovite)(Fe,Mg)SO4·7H2O
Fe MagnesiocopiapiteMgFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Fe MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Fe MetavoltineNa6K2FeFe6(SO4)12O2 · 18H2O
Fe NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe ParacoquimbiteFe2(SO4)3 · 9H2O
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Rhomboclase(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
Fe RömeriteFe2+Fe23+(SO4)4 · 14H2O
Fe RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
Fe SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
Fe VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
ZnZinc
Zn Dietrichite(Zn,Fe2+,Mn2+)Al2(SO4)4 · 22H2O

References

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Zodrow, E.L., McCandlish, K. (1978) Hydrated sulfates in the Sydney coalfield, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Canadian Mineralogist: 16: 17-22.
Zodrow, E.L., Wiltshire, J., McCandlish, K. (1979) Hydrated sulfates in the Sydney coalfield of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia; II, Pyrite and its alteration products. Canadian Mineralogist: 17: 63-70.
Zodrow, E.L. (1989) Summary report of secondary sulphate minerals, Sydney Coalfield, Nova Scotia, Canada. Nova Scotia Department of Mines & Energy, Report 89-3, Mines & Minerals Branch Report of Activities, Part A: 141-143.

External Links

http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/8c12b521-5b47-5758-bf7b-41e1f3589c89 - Geological map of the Sydney Coal-Field, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Charles Robb and Hugh Fletcher, Geological Survey or Canada, 1874-1875.

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