Giant Yellowknife Mine (Giant Mine), Yellowknife, Mackenzie District, Northwest Territories, Canada
|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.
42 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
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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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Comments: Craton and massif; Hoffman et al., 1993; Stubley, 2005; Tella et al., unpublished compilation, 2007-08a
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. 
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.