East Kemptville tin mine, East Kemptville, Argyle, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||44° 6' 11'' North , 65° 40' 50'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||44.10306,-65.68083|
Operated 1985 to 1992. Open pit, low grade tin mine. When operating, it was the largest primary tin mine in North America. Now being reclaimed.
Currently (2009) owned by Avalon Rare Metals Inc.
48 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
GeochronologyMineralization age: Late Devonian : 376 ± 3 Ma
Important note: This table is based only on rock and mineral ages recorded below and is not necessarily a complete representation of the geochronology, but does give an indication of possible mineralization events relevant to this locality. As more age information is added this table may expand in the future. A break in the table simply indicates a lack of data entered here, not necessarily a break in the geologic sequence. Grey background entries are from different, related, localities.
|Geologic Time||Rocks, Minerals and Events|
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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|Late Devonian - Middle Devonian|
358.9 - 393.3 Ma
|Middle - Late Devonian muscovite leucomonzogranite|
Mandarino, J.A., Richardson, J.M.G., Dunn, P.J., Spooner, E.T.C. (1984) Triplite from East Kemptville, Nova Scotia. Mineralogical Magazine: 48: 142-143.
Richardson, J.M., Roberts, A.C., Grice, J.D., Ramik, R.A. (1988) Mcauslanite, a supergene hydrated iron aluminum fluorophosphate from the East Kemptville Tin Mine, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia. Canadian Mineralogist: 26: 917-921.
Richardson, J.M. (1988) Genesis of the East Kemptville greisen-hosted tin deposit, Davis Lake complex, Southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, Carleton University: 293 pg.
Kontak, D. (1990) The East Kemptville topaz-muscovite leugranite, Nova Scotia I. Geological Setting and Whole-Rock Geochemistry. Canadian Mineralogist: 28: 787-825.
Richardson, J.M., Bell, K., Watkinson, D.H., Blenkinsop, J. (1990) Genesis and fluid evolution of the East Kemptville greisen-hosted tin mine, southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada. Geological Society of America Special Papers: 246: 181-204.
Boyle, D.R. (1991) The East Kemptville polymetallic tin domain. Mineral Deposits of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Geological Survey of Canada Open File 2157: 88-132.
Kontak, D.J. (1993) 34 S enrichment in late-stage veins, East Kemptville tin and base metal deposit, Nova Scotia, Canada; evidence for late incursion of metasedimentary processed sulfur in a magmatic system. Economic Geology: 88: 203-207.
Werner, H., Williams-Jones, A., Kontak, D. (1996) The role of greisenization in cassiterite precipitation at the East Kemptville Tin Deposit, Nova Scotia. Economic Geology: 91(2): 368-385.
Nova Scotia Mineral Occurrence Database