Kipawa alkaline complex, Les Lacs-du-Témiscamingue, Témiscamingue RCM, Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Québec, Canada
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||46° 48' 10'' North , 78° 29' 41'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||46.80278,-78.49472|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate|
Formerly: Kipawa alkaline complex, Lac Sheffield, Villedieu Township, Témiscamingue County, Québec, Canada
This is a metamorphosed alkaline intrusive and also the type locality of agrellite, gittinsite and hiortdahlite II.
48 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc. 2 erroneous literature entries.
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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AARDEN, H. M., & GITTINS, J., (1974). Hiortdahlite from Kipawa river, Villedieu township, Temiscaming County, Québec, Canada. Canadian Mineralogist, 12, 241-247.
CURRIE,K.L.& VAN BREEMEN, O. (1996). The origin of rare minerals in the Kipawa syenite complex, Western Quebec. Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 34, pp.435
ANSELL, H.G., ROBERTS, A.C., PLANT, A.G. & STURMAN, B.D. (1980): Gittinsite, a new calcium zirconium silicate from the Kipawa agpaitic syenite complex.. Canadian Mineralogist 18, 201-203.
BERRY, I.G., LIN, HSI CHE, and DAVIS, G.C. (1972) A new occurrence of miserite from the Kipawa Lake area, Temiscamingue Co., Quebec. Canadian Mineralogist, 11, 569. (Abstract)
CURRIE, K.L. & VAN BREEMEN, O. (1996)The origin of rare minerals in the Kipawa syenite complex, western Quebec. Can Mineral 34, 435-451.
GITTINS, J., BOWN, M.G. & STURMAN, D. (1976) Agrellite, a new rock-forming mineral in regionally metamorphosed agpaitic alkalic rocks. Canadian Mineralogist 14, 120-126.
GHOSE, S. & WAN, CHENG (1979): Agrellite, Na(Ca,RE)2Si4O10F: a layer structure with silicate tubes. American Mineralogist 64, 563-572.
MERLINO, S. & PERCHIAZZI, N. (1985): The crystal structure of hiortdahlite I. Tschermaks Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen 34, 297-310.
MERLINO, S. & PERCHIAZZI, N. (1987): The crystal structure of hiortdahlite II. Mineralogy and Petrology 37, 25-35.
ROBERTS, A.C. & BONARDI, M. (1983) Potassian gaidonnayite from the Kipawa agpaiitic syenite complex, Quebec. Geological Survey of Canada Paper 83-1A, 480-482.
ROELOFSEN-AHL, J.N. & PETERSON, R.C. (1989): Gittinsite: a modification of the thortveitite structure. Canadian Mineralogist 27, 703-708.