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Southern Baffin Island, Baffin Island, Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canadai
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"Little interest was shown in the geology of this southern area of Baffin Island until early in this century when the Hudson Bay Company trenched a number of prospects for mica. They shipped it to England for stove windows and electrical insulators." [Grice, 1989, page 126]

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8 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: [Canadian Mineralogist 38 p1193-1199 - "Violet-colored diopside from southern Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada - C.D.K. Herd, R.C. Peterson and G.R. Rossman"]
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: [Canadian Mineralogist 38 p1193-1199 - "Violet-colored diopside from southern Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada - C.D.K. Herd, R.C. Peterson and G.R. Rossman"]
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: [Canadian Mineralogist 38 p1193-1199 - "Violet-colored diopside from southern Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada - C.D.K. Herd, R.C. Peterson and G.R. Rossman"]
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: [Canadian Mineralogist 38 p1193-1199 - "Violet-colored diopside from southern Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada - C.D.K. Herd, R.C. Peterson and G.R. Rossman"]
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: [Canadian Mineralogist 38 p1193-1199 - "Violet-colored diopside from southern Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada - C.D.K. Herd, R.C. Peterson and G.R. Rossman"]
Marialite
Formula: Na4Al3Si9O24Cl
Reference: [Canadian Mineralogist 38 p1193-1199 - "Violet-colored diopside from southern Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada - C.D.K. Herd, R.C. Peterson and G.R. Rossman"]
'Mica Group'
Reference: Grice, Joel D. (1989) Lapis Lazuli from Baffin Island. In: Famous Mineral Localities of Canada. Published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited & the National Museum of Natural Sciences, 190 pages: 124-130.
Pargasite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Reference: [Canadian Mineralogist 38 p1193-1199 - "Violet-colored diopside from southern Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada - C.D.K. Herd, R.C. Peterson and G.R. Rossman"]
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: [Canadian Mineralogist 38 p1193-1199 - "Violet-colored diopside from southern Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada - C.D.K. Herd, R.C. Peterson and G.R. Rossman"]
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: [Canadian Mineralogist 38 p1193-1199 - "Violet-colored diopside from southern Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada - C.D.K. Herd, R.C. Peterson and G.R. Rossman"]
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: [Canadian Mineralogist 38 p1193-1199 - "Violet-colored diopside from southern Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada - C.D.K. Herd, R.C. Peterson and G.R. Rossman"]
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: [Canadian Mineralogist 38 p1193-1199 - "Violet-colored diopside from southern Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada - C.D.K. Herd, R.C. Peterson and G.R. Rossman"]

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Marialite9.FB.15Na4Al3Si9O24Cl
Pargasite9.DE.15{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Chlorite Group'-
'Mica Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Pargasite66.1.3a.12{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with other Be/Al/Si frameworks
Marialite76.3.1.1Na4Al3Si9O24Cl
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Chlorite Group'-
'Mica Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
O Pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
NaSodium
Na MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
Na Pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg Pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
AlAluminium
Al MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
Al Pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
Si Pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
ClChlorine
Cl MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O

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Grice, Joel D. (1989) Lapis Lazuli from Baffin Island. In: Famous Mineral Localities of Canada. Published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited & the National Museum of Natural Sciences, 190 pages: 124-130.

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