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Gneiss and clinopyroxenite outcrops, Honsvall Lake, Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan, Canadai
Regional Level Types
Gneiss and clinopyroxenite outcropsGroup of Outcrops
Honsvall LakeLake
Athabasca BasinBasin
SaskatchewanProvince
CanadaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
57° North , 104° West (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~80km
Locality type:
Group of Outcrops
Köppen climate type:




Gneisses and clinopyroxenites outcroppings. HP/HT (15 kb, 1000°C) metamorphic formations : Felsic gneisses layers within mafic mylonites and peraluminous Kyanite-corundum-bearing garnet clinopyroxenite layers within quartzo-feldspathic gneisses.
Located south of Honsvall Lake, north of Athabasca Basin.
Northern part of the Upper Deck, East Athabascan Mylonite Triangle.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


19 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Description: Vermiform, with Na-depressed cpx, in clinopyroxenites.
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral. , 1995, 7, pp. 1251-1272.
Albite var: Andesine
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Description: Vermiform, with Na-depressed cpx, in clinopyroxenites.
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral. , 1995, 7, pp. 1251-1272.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Description: In felsic gneisses : Retrograde aroud garnet or kyanite.
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral. , 1995, 7, pp. 1251-1272.
Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Description: In felsic gneisses.
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral. , 1995, 7, pp. 1251-1272.
Anorthite
Formula: Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Description: In clinopyroxenites.
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral. , 1995, 7, pp. 1251-1272.
Anorthite var: Labradorite
Formula: (Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Description: In clinopyroxenites.
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral. , 1995, 7, pp. 1251-1272.
'Anorthoclase'
Formula: (Na,K)AlSi3O8
Description: Ribbons with quartz in felsic gneisses.
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral. , 1995, 7, pp. 1251-1272.
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Description: Associated with labradorite (retrograde after Na-cpx), in clinopyroxenites.
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral. , 1995, 7, pp. 1251-1272.
Augite var: Fassaite
Formula: (Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Al,Fe3+,Ti)[(Si,Al)2O6]
Description: In clinopyroxenites.
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral. , 1995, 7, pp. 1251-1272.
Augite var: Soda-Augite
Description: Associated with labradorite (retrograde after Na-cpx), in clinopyroxenites.
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral. , 1995, 7, pp. 1251-1272.
Chlorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3Cl
Description: In felsic gneisses, with exsolution needles of monazite.
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral. , 1995, 7, pp. 1251-1272.
Corundum
Formula: Al2O3
Description: In clinopyroxenites. In felsic gneisses : Lavender to violet crystals (up to 1-2 cm), replaced by garnet, or inclusions in garnets. Cr2O3 up to 1.02 wt%.
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral. , 1995, 7, pp. 1251-1272.
'Feldspar Group'
Description: Orthoclase network in oligoclase host, in felsic gneisses.
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral. , 1995, 7, pp. 1251-1272.
'Feldspar Group var: Perthite'
Description: Orthoclase network in oligoclase host, in felsic gneisses.
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral. , 1995, 7, pp. 1251-1272.
'Geikielite-Ilmenite Series'
Description: Inclusions in coronitic garnets in opx/cpx/plagioclase mafic rocks included in felsic gneisses.
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral. , 1995, 7, pp. 1251-1272.
Graphite
Formula: C
Description: In felsic gneisses.
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral. , 1995, 7, pp. 1251-1272.
'K Feldspar'
Description: Inclusions in coronitic garnets in opx/cpx/plagioclase mafic rocks included in felsic gneisses.
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral. , 1995, 7, pp. 1251-1272.
Kyanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Description: In clinopyroxenites. In felsic needles : Deep blue to green crystals, with Cr2O3 up to 2.21 wt%.
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral. , 1995, 7, pp. 1251-1272.
'Monazite'
Description: In felsic gneisses : High-Th inclusions in garnets .
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral. , 1995, 7, pp. 1251-1272.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Description: High-Ti (around 4 wt% TiO2) muscovite, associated with graphite and ilmenite-geikielite series, in felsic gneisses.
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral. , 1995, 7, pp. 1251-1272.
Pargasite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Description: Retrograde phase in clinopyroxenites.
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral. , 1995, 7, pp. 1251-1272.
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Description: In felsic gneisses : Inclusions in garnets, with rutile and ilmenite exsolutions ; replaced by K-feldspar+Zn/Cr-spinel symplectites ; retrograde, associated with sillimanite/quartz intergrowths, on kyanite or garnet.
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral. , 1995, 7, pp. 1251-1272.
Pyrope
Formula: Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
Description: Replaced by spinel+plagioclase+opx kelyphites, in clinopyroxenites.
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral. , 1995, 7, pp. 1251-1272.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Description: Associated with Sapphirine, at the clinopyroxenites/gneisses contacts. In felsic gneisses.
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral. , 1995, 7, pp. 1251-1272.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Description: Exsolution needles in garnets, in clinopyroxenites. High-Fe exsolution needles in garnets, in felsic gneisses. Crystals with zircon exsolution needles in felsic gneisses (upper mantle origin).
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral. , 1995, 7, pp. 1251-1272.
Rutile var: Niobian Rutile
Formula: (Ti,Nb)O2
Description: In felsic gneisses.
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral. , 1995, 7, pp. 1251-1272.
Sapphirine
Formula: Mg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]
Description: At the clinopyroxenites/gneisses contacts.
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral. , 1995, 7, pp. 1251-1272.
Sillimanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral. , 1995, 7, pp. 1251-1272.
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Description: In clinopyroxenites. In felsic gneisses : green to grey-brown, rich in Zn, Cr, V.
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral. , 1995, 7, pp. 1251-1272.
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Description: Al and F-rich titanite,inclusions in coronitic garnets in opx/cpx/plagioclase mafic rocks included in felsic gneisses.
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral. , 1995, 7, pp. 1251-1272.
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Description: In felsic gneisses.
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral. , 1995, 7, pp. 1251-1272.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Corundum4.CB.05Al2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
var: Niobian Rutile4.DB.05(Ti,Nb)O2
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Chlorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
var: Andesine9.FA.35(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Almandine9.AD.25Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Anorthite9.FA.35Ca(Al2Si2O8)
var: Labradorite9.FA.35(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
'Anorthoclase'9.FA.30(Na,K)AlSi3O8
Augite9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
var: Fassaite9.DA.15(Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Al,Fe3+,Ti)[(Si,Al)2O6]
var: Soda-Augite9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Kyanite9.AF.15Al2(SiO4)O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pargasite9.DE.15{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrope9.AD.25Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
Sapphirine9.DH.45Mg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]
Sillimanite9.AF.05Al2(SiO4)O
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'var: Perthite'-
'Geikielite-Ilmenite Series'-
'K Feldspar'-
'Monazite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Corundum4.3.1.1Al2O3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Chlorapatite41.8.1.2Ca5(PO4)3Cl
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Almandine51.4.3a.2Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Pyrope51.4.3a.1Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Kyanite52.2.2c.1Al2(SiO4)O
Sillimanite52.2.2a.1Al2(SiO4)O
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
Augite65.1.3a.3(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
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 69 - INOSILICATES Chains with Side Branches or Loops
Chains with Side Branches or Loops with P>2
Sapphirine69.2.1b.1Mg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(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 Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
'Anorthoclase'76.1.1.6(Na,K)AlSi3O8
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Albite
var: Andesine
-(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
Anorthite-Ca(Al2Si2O8)
var: Labradorite-(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Augite
var: Fassaite
-(Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Al,Fe3+,Ti)[(Si,Al)2O6]
var: Soda-Augite-(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
'Feldspar Group'-
'var: Perthite'-
'Geikielite-Ilmenite Series'-
'K Feldspar'-
'Monazite'-
Rutile
var: Niobian Rutile
-(Ti,Nb)O2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C GraphiteC
OOxygen
O Pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
O AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
O QuartzSiO2
O SapphirineMg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O Anorthoclase(Na,K)AlSi3O8
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Rutile (var: Niobian Rutile)(Ti,Nb)O2
O Anorthite (var: Labradorite)(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O ChlorapatiteCa5(PO4)3Cl
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O Augite (var: Fassaite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Al,Fe3+,Ti)[(Si,Al)2O6]
O Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
O PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
O CorundumAl2O3
O KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O RutileTiO2
O AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
NaSodium
Na Pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Na Anorthoclase(Na,K)AlSi3O8
Na Anorthite (var: Labradorite)(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Na Augite (var: Fassaite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Al,Fe3+,Ti)[(Si,Al)2O6]
Na Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg Pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Mg SapphirineMg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
Mg Augite (var: Fassaite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Al,Fe3+,Ti)[(Si,Al)2O6]
Mg PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
AlAluminium
Al Pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Al AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Al SapphirineMg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]
Al Anorthoclase(Na,K)AlSi3O8
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Anorthite (var: Labradorite)(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al Augite (var: Fassaite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Al,Fe3+,Ti)[(Si,Al)2O6]
Al Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Al PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
Al CorundumAl2O3
Al KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si Pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Si AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si QuartzSiO2
Si SapphirineMg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si Anorthoclase(Na,K)AlSi3O8
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Anorthite (var: Labradorite)(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si Augite (var: Fassaite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Al,Fe3+,Ti)[(Si,Al)2O6]
Si Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Si PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
Si KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
PPhosphorus
P ChlorapatiteCa5(PO4)3Cl
ClChlorine
Cl ChlorapatiteCa5(PO4)3Cl
KPotassium
K Anorthoclase(Na,K)AlSi3O8
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca Anorthite (var: Labradorite)(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Ca ChlorapatiteCa5(PO4)3Cl
Ca Augite (var: Fassaite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Al,Fe3+,Ti)[(Si,Al)2O6]
Ca Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Ca AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ti Rutile (var: Niobian Rutile)(Ti,Nb)O2
Ti Augite (var: Fassaite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Al,Fe3+,Ti)[(Si,Al)2O6]
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Fe Augite (var: Fassaite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Al,Fe3+,Ti)[(Si,Al)2O6]
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
NbNiobium
Nb Rutile (var: Niobian Rutile)(Ti,Nb)O2

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