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Howard's Pass deposit, Watson Lake mining district, Yukon, Canadai
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Howard's Pass depositDeposit
Watson Lake mining districtMining District
YukonTerritory
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
61° 28' 33'' North , 129° 24' 8'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Lead-Zinc deposit.

Ref.:
- www.geology.gov.yk.ca/metallogeny/selwyn/selected_minfile97.html

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


14 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Yukon Geological Survey
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: Gadd, M.G., Layton-Matthews, D., Peter, J.M. (2016): Non-hydrothermal origin of apatite in SEDEX mineralization and host rocks of the Howard’s Pass district, Yukon, Canada. American Mineralogist: 101: 1061-1071
Fluorapatite var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Reference: Gadd, M.G., Layton-Matthews, D., Peter, J.M. (2016): Non-hydrothermal origin of apatite in SEDEX mineralization and host rocks of the Howard’s Pass district, Yukon, Canada. American Mineralogist: 101: 1061-1071
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Yukon Geological Survey
Gersdorffite
Formula: NiAsS
Reference: Yukon Geological Survey
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Yukon Geological Survey
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Reference: Yukon Geological Survey
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Yukon Geological Survey
Polydymite
Formula: Ni2+Ni3+2S4
Reference: Yukon Geological Survey
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Yukon Geological Survey
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Yukon Geological Survey
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: Yukon Geological Survey
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Yukon Geological Survey
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Yukon Geological Survey
Wurtzite
Formula: (Zn,Fe)S
Reference: Yukon Geological Survey

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Gersdorffite2.EB.25NiAsS
Millerite2.CC.20NiS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Polydymite2.DA.05Ni2+Ni3+2S4
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Wurtzite2.CB.45(Zn,Fe)S
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Group 9 - Silicates
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Millerite2.8.16.1NiS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Wurtzite2.8.7.1(Zn,Fe)S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Polydymite2.10.1.7Ni2+Ni3+2S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Gersdorffite2.12.3.2NiAsS
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite41.8.1.4Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
CCarbon
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
C Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
OOxygen
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
FFluorine
F Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
SiSilicon
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
PPhosphorus
P Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S PolydymiteNi2+Ni23+S4
S MilleriteNiS
S GersdorffiteNiAsS
S Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
CaCalcium
Ca Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
NiNickel
Ni PolydymiteNi2+Ni23+S4
Ni MilleriteNiS
Ni GersdorffiteNiAsS
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
AsArsenic
As GersdorffiteNiAsS
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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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Late Devonian - Early Paleozoic
358.9 - 541 Ma



ID: 3184280
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (358.9 - 541 Ma)

Comments: Besa Assemblage; Cordillaran Foreland Belt

Lithology: Siltstone,shale,carbonate

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]

Devonian - Cambrian
358.9 - 541 Ma



ID: 645206
Sedimentary; Sedimentary: undivided

Age: Paleozoic (358.9 - 541 Ma)

Description: Eastern Alaska, Yukon, Mackenzie region, Selwyn Mountains, Mackenzie Mountains

Comments: Orogen, fold-thrust belt, folded region; Gordey & Makepeace, 2003

Lithology: Sandstone, siltstone, shale, limestone or metamorphosed equivalent

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]

Frasnian - Ludlow
372.2 - 427.4 Ma



ID: 2054903
Askin Gp

Age: Paleozoic (372.2 - 427.4 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Askin Group

Description: Sandy, cream-weathering dolostone and grey quartzite; the amount of quartzite increases upwards.

Comments: Murphy & Piercey (1999) - YGS OF 1999-4

Lithology: Major:: {dolostone},Minor:: {quartzite}

Reference: Yukon Geological Survey. Yukon Bedrock Geology Map. Yukon Government. [24]

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


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