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Lake Athabasca, Saskatchewan, Canadai
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Lake AthabascaLake
SaskatchewanProvince
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 59° 25' 27'' North , 109° 20' 25'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 59.42422,-109.34035
GeoHash:G#: cdd4pcug1
Locality type:Lake
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate


The largest and deepest lake in both Saskatchewan and Alberta. It covers 7,850 km2, is 283 km long and has a maximum width of 50 km.

Uranium and gold mining along the northern shore resulted in the birth of Uranium City. While the last mine closed in the 1980s, the effects of mining operations have heavily contaminated the northern shores (Wikipedia).

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North America PlateTectonic Plate

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5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Becquerelite
Formula: Ca(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
Reference: Anthony, J. W. et al. (1997): Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3, 49
Berzelianite
Formula: Cu2Se
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy
Lechatelierite
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Yale Peabody Museum
Tyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Reference: Yale Peabody Museum
Umangite
Formula: Cu3Se2
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Berzelianite2.BA.20Cu2Se
Umangite2.BA.25Cu3Se2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Becquerelite4.GB.10Ca(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
Lechatelierite4.DA.30SiO2
Tyuyamunite4.HB.25Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Berzelianite2.4.10.1Cu2Se
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Umangite2.5.1.1Cu3Se2
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AX6O19·xH2O
Becquerelite5.7.1.2Ca(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Tyuyamunite40.2a.26.1Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Lechatelierite-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
H BecquereliteCa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
OOxygen
O TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
O LechatelieriteSiO2
O BecquereliteCa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
SiSilicon
Si LechatelieriteSiO2
CaCalcium
Ca TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Ca BecquereliteCa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
VVanadium
V TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
CuCopper
Cu UmangiteCu3Se2
Cu BerzelianiteCu2Se
SeSelenium
Se UmangiteCu3Se2
Se BerzelianiteCu2Se
UUranium
U TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
U BecquereliteCa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O

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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Mesoproterozoic - Paleoproterozoic
1000 - 2500 Ma



ID: 1295422
Dunlop Mbr of Manitou Falls Fm

Age: Proterozoic (1000 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Dunlop Member

Lithology: Pebbly quartzarenite

Reference: Saskatchewan Energy and Resources. Geological atlas of Saskatchewan . [9]

Calymmian - Statherian
1400 - 1800 Ma



ID: 3185649
Paleoproterozoic-Mesoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Proterozoic (1400 - 1800 Ma)

Comments: Athabasca Basin

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

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]

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