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Strange Lake complex (Lac Brisson complex), Québec & Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 56° 19' 59'' North , 64° 10' 0'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 56.33333,-64.16667
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate
Other/historical region names associated with this locality: Lac Brisson Complex (Strange Lake Complex), Nunavik, Nord-du-Québec, Québec, Canada


Peralkaline complex with magmatic rare-element (NYF) pegmatite-aplite lenses hosting Zr, Y, Nb, Be and REE mineralizations.
This complex straddles the Québec-Newfoundland and Labrador border, some 150 km West of Nain and 250km NE of Schefferville.




This complex straddles the Québec/Newfoundland and Labrador border.

Mineral List


50 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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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References

BIRKETT, T.C., MILLER, R.R., ROBERTS, A.C., & MARIANO, A.N. (1992) Zirconium bearing minerals from the Strange Lake intrusive complex, Quebec Labrador. Canadian Mineralogist, 30, 191-205.

CURRIE, K.L. (1976) The Alkaline Rocks of Canada. Geological Survey of Canada Bulletin 239. 207 209.

CURRIE, K.L. (1985): An unusual peralkaline granite near Lac Brisson, Quebec-Labrador. Geological Survey of Canada Paper 85-1A, 73-90.

GROAT, L.A. (1998): The crystal structure of gerenite-(Y), (Ca,Na)2(Y,REE)3Si6O18$2H2O, a cyclosilicate mineral. Canadian Mineralogist 36, 801-808.

JAMBOR, J.L., ROBERTS, A.C., GRICE, J.D., BIRKETT, T.C., GROAT, L.A. & ZAJAC, S. (1998): Gerenite-(Y), (Ca,Na)2(Y,REE)3Si6O18$2H2O, a new mineral species, and an associated Y-bearing gadolinite-group mineral, from the Strange Lake peralkaline complex, QuebecBLabrador. Canadian Mineralogist 36, 793-800.

JAMBOR, J.L., ROBERTS, A.C., OWENS, D.R., & GRICE, J.D. (1996) Zajacite-(Ce), a new rare-earth fluoride from the Strange Lake deposit, Quebec-Labrador. Canadian Mineralogist, 34, 1299-1304.

KERR, A. (2010) Rare-earth-element (REE) mineralization in Labrador: A review of known environments and the geological context of current exploration activity. Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Natural Resources Current Research 2010 pp 109-143

KERR, A. AND RAFUSE, H. (2012) Rare-earth element (REE) geochemistry of the Strange Lake deposits: Implications for resource estimation and metallogenic models. Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Natural Resources Current Research 2012 pp39-60

MILLER, R. (1990) The Strange Lake pegmatite-aplite-hosted rare-metal deposit, Labrador. Newfoundland Department of Mines and Energy, Geological SurveyBranch, Report, 90-1, 171-182.

MILLER (1996) Structural and textural evolution of the Strange Lake peralkaline rare-element (NYF) granitic pegmatite, Quebec-Labrador. Canadian Mineralogist, 34, 349-371.

SALVI, S. & WILLIAMS-JONES, A.E. (1995) Zirconosilicate phase relations in the Strange Lake (Lac Brisson) pluton, Quebec-Labrador, Canada American Mineralogist, 80, 1031-1040.

SCIBERRAS, M.J., LEVERETT, P., WILLIAMS, P.A., HIBBS, D.E., ROBERTS, A.C. & GRICE, J.D. (2011) The single-crystal X-ray study of zajacite-(Ce) and the redefinition of zajazite-(Ce) as gagarinite-(Ce). Canadian Mineralogist 49, 1111-1114.

BROSSEAU-LIARD, A. (2012) The nature and origin of REE and associated rare metal mineralization in the B-Zone at Strange Lake, Québec. Unpublished M.Sc. Thesis, McGill University, Montréal, Québec. 154 p.


BIRKETT, T.C., MILLER, R.R., ROBERTS, A.C., & MARIANO, A.N. (1992) Zirconium bearing minerals from the Strange Lake intrusive complex, Quebec Labrador. Canadian Mineralogist, 30, 191-205.

CURRIE, K.L. (1976) The Alkaline Rocks of Canada. Geological Survey of Canada Bulletin 239. 207 209.

CURRIE, K.L. (1985): An unusual peralkaline granite near Lac Brisson, Quebec-Labrador. Geological Survey of Canada Paper 85-1A, 73-90.

GROAT, L.A. (1998): The crystal structure of gerenite-(Y), (Ca,Na)2(Y,REE)3Si6O18$2H2O, a cyclosilicate mineral. Canadian Mineralogist 36, 801-808.

JAMBOR, J.L., ROBERTS, A.C., GRICE, J.D., BIRKETT, T.C., GROAT, L.A. & ZAJAC, S. (1998): Gerenite-(Y), (Ca,Na)2(Y,REE)3Si6O18$2H2O, a new mineral species, and an associated Y-bearing gadolinite-group mineral, from the Strange Lake peralkaline complex, QuebecBLabrador. Canadian Mineralogist 36, 793-800.

JAMBOR, J.L., ROBERTS, A.C., OWENS, D.R., & GRICE, J.D. (1996) Zajacite-(Ce), a new rare-earth fluoride from the Strange Lake deposit, Quebec-Labrador. Canadian Mineralogist, 34, 1299-1304.

KERR, A. (2010) Rare-earth-element (REE) mineralization in Labrador: A review of known environments and the geological context of current exploration activity. Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Natural Resources Current Research 2010 pp 109-143

KERR, A. AND RAFUSE, H. (2012) Rare-earth element (REE) geochemistry of the Strange Lake deposits: Implications for resource estimation and metallogenic models. Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Natural Resources Current Research 2012 pp39-60

MILLER, R. (1990) The Strange Lake pegmatite-aplite-hosted rare-metal deposit, Labrador. Newfoundland Department of Mines and Energy, Geological SurveyBranch, Report, 90-1, 171-182.

MILLER (1996) Structural and textural evolution of the Strange Lake peralkaline rare-element (NYF) granitic pegmatite, Quebec-Labrador. Canadian Mineralogist, 34, 349-371.

SALVI, S. & WILLIAMS-JONES, A.E. (1995) Zirconosilicate phase relations in the Strange Lake (Lac Brisson) pluton, Quebec-Labrador, Canada American Mineralogist, 80, 1031-1040.

SCIBERRAS, M.J., LEVERETT, P., WILLIAMS, P.A., HIBBS, D.E., ROBERTS, A.C. & GRICE, J.D. (2011) The single-crystal X-ray study of zajacite-(Ce) and the redefinition of zajazite-(Ce) as gagarinite-(Ce). Canadian Mineralogist 49, 1111-1114.

Gysi, A. P., & Williams-Jones, A. E. (2013). Hydrothermal mobilization of pegmatite-hosted REE and Zr at Strange Lake, Canada: A reaction path model. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 122, 324-352.

Siegel, K., Williams-Jones A.E and van Hinsberg V.J. (2017) Amphiboles of the REE-rich A-type peralkaline Strange Lake pluton-fingerprints of magma evolution: Lithos v. 288-289, pp. 156-174

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