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Giant Yellowknife Mine (Giant Mine), Yellowknife, Mackenzie District, Northwest Territories, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 62° 29' 59'' North , 114° 21' 31'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 62.4997222222, -114.358611111


An abandoned gold mine located on the West side of Yellowknife Bay, North shore of Great Slave Lake.










Mineral List


42 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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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Neoarchean
2500 - 2800 Ma
Igneous: extrusive; Extrusive: mafic

Age: Neoarchean (2500 - 2800 Ma)

Description: North America, Slave Craton

Comments: Craton and massif; Hoffman et al., 1993; Stubley, 2005; Tella et al., unpublished compilation, 2007-08a

Lithology: Mafic to intermediate volcanic flows, volcaniclastics, and related intrusions

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]

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References

COLEMAN, L.C. (1953) Mineralogy of the Yellowknife Bay area, N.W.T. American Mineralogist 38, 506-527.

Coleman, L.C. (1957) Mineralogy of the Giant Yellowknife gold mine, Yellowknife, N.W.T. Economic Geology 52, 400-425.

GRAHAM, A.R. & KAIMAN, S. (1952): Aurostibite, AuSb2; a new mineral in the pyrite group. American Mineralogist 37, 461-469.

JAMBOR, J.L. (1969): Dadsonite (minerals Q and QM), a new lead sulphantimonide. Mineralogical Magazine 37, 437-441.

Jamieson, H. E. (2014): The Legacy of Arsenic Contamination from Mining and Processing Refractory Gold Ore at Giant Mine, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. Pp. 533-549 in Bowell, R.J., Alpers, C.N., Jamieson, H.E., Nordstrom, D.K. and Majzlan, J., Eds. (2014): Arsenic: Environmental Geochemistry, Mineralogy, and Microbiology. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, Vol. 79, Mineral. Soc. of Am., Chantilly, VA and Geochem. Soc., St. Louis, MO, USA, 635 pp.

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