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Smart Mine, Miller property, Sebastopol Township, Renfrew Co., Ontario, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 27' 37'' North , 77° 9' 52'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.46028,-77.16472
GeoHash:G#: f214s5f37
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate

[www.geologyontario.mndmf.gov.on.ca] gives a report of some claim work around the Smart mine in 1993. Has a little mineralogy and a few maps.
As of Sept. 2013, there was a fee ($10/person) for collecting at this locality. For information on the Miller Property see online link below.

The following information on the Smart mine, in lot 31, concession X,
Sebastopol township, is taken from the reports by Willimott and Spence. It
was opened prior to 1880 and yielded a considerable quantity of phosphate.
Very fine crystals of zircon, titanite, and apatite have been found in a band of limestone. The zircons are of a brilliant hyacinth-red colour, and the titanite crystals are also very brilliant, being often translucent. Amazonite is reported to occur on this lot. (ARV53)

Alternative Label Names

This is a list of additional names that have been recorded for mineral labels associated with this locality in the minID database. This may include previous versions of the locality name hierarchy from mindat.org, data entry errors, and it may also include unconfirmed sublocality names or other names that can only be matched to this level.

Smart Mine

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

11 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Reference: GSC paper 70-50 Ann p Sabina
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: Van King
Reference: Kelly Nash Collection
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: GSC paper 70-50 Ann p Sabina; Joyce, D. K. (2006) Calcite Vein-Dikes of the Grenville Geological Province, Ontario, Canada. Rocks and Minerals 81:34-42
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: GSC paper 70-50 Ann p Sabina
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Van King
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: Van King; Joyce, D. K. (2006) Calcite Vein-Dikes of the Grenville Geological Province, Ontario, Canada. Rocks and Minerals 81:34-42
Reference: GSC paper 70-50 Ann p Sabina
Formula: FeS2
Reference: http://www.geologyontario.mndm.gov.on.ca/mndmfiles/MDI/data/records/MDI31F06NE00005.html
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Dan Weinrich
Microcline var: Amazonite
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: http://www.geologyontario.mndm.gov.on.ca/mndmfiles/MDI/data/records/MDI31F06NE00005.html
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: http://www.geologyontario.mndm.gov.on.ca/mndmfiles/MDI/data/records/MDI31F06NE00005.html
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: GSC paper 70-50 Ann p Sabina
Formula: FeS2
Reference: GSC paper 70-50 Ann p Sabina
'Pyroxene Group'
Reference: http://www.geologyontario.mndm.gov.on.ca/mndmfiles/MDI/data/records/MDI31F06NE00005.html
'Riebeckite Root Name'
Formula: ◻[Na2][Z2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
Reference: GSC paper 70-50 Ann p Sabina
'Riebeckite Root Name var: Crocidolite'
Formula: ◻[Na2][Z2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
Reference: GSC paper 70-50 Ann p Sabina
Reference: http://www.geologyontario.mndm.gov.on.ca/mndmfiles/MDI/data/records/MDI31F06NE00005.html
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: GSC paper 70-50 Ann p Sabina; Joyce, D. K. (2006) Calcite Vein-Dikes of the Grenville Geological Province, Ontario, Canada. Rocks and Minerals 81:34-42
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: GSC paper 70-50 Ann p Sabina; Joyce, D. K. (2006) Calcite Vein-Dikes of the Grenville Geological Province, Ontario, Canada. Rocks and Minerals 81:34-42

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Group 9 - Silicates
var: Amazonite9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Chlorite Group-
'Pyroxene Group'-
'Riebeckite Root Name'-◻[Na2][Z2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
'var: Crocidolite'-◻[Na2][Z2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
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
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
var: Amazonite
'Pyroxene Group'-
'Riebeckite Root Name'-◻[Na2][Z2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
'var: Crocidolite'-◻[Na2][Z2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

H Riebeckite Root Name (var: Crocidolite)◻[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Riebeckite Root Name◻[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
C CalciteCaCO3
O Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O CalciteCaCO3
O Riebeckite Root Name (var: Crocidolite)◻[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Riebeckite Root Name◻[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
F Riebeckite Root Name (var: Crocidolite)◻[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
F Riebeckite Root Name◻[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
Na Riebeckite Root Name (var: Crocidolite)◻[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
Na Riebeckite Root Name◻[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si Riebeckite Root Name (var: Crocidolite)◻[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Riebeckite Root Name◻[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
S MarcasiteFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
Cl Riebeckite Root Name (var: Crocidolite)◻[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
Cl Riebeckite Root Name◻[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
K Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe Riebeckite Root Name (var: Crocidolite)◻[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Riebeckite Root Name◻[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)

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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Neoproterozoic - Mesoproterozoic
541 - 1600 Ma

ID: 612701
Alkalic plutonic rocks

Age: Proterozoic (541 - 1600 Ma)

Comments: Grenville Province Central Metasedimentary Belt

Lithology: Nepheline syenite, alkalic syenite, fenite; associated mafic, ultramafic and carbonatitic rocks

Reference: Ontario Geological Survey. 1:250 000 scale bedrock geology of Ontario. ISBN 978-1-4435-5705-4. Miscellaneous Release–Data 126 - Revision 1. [1]

1400 - 1600 Ma

ID: 3184637
Mesoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Calymmian (1400 - 1600 Ma)

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic 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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License


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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Satterly J. (1944) Mineral Occurrences in the Renfrew Area, Ontario Department of Mines, Fifty - Third Annual Report, ARV53, Pt.3, P.17-18.
Sabina A.P. (1971) Rocks and Minerals for the Collector, Ottawa to North Bay, Ontario, Hull to Waltham, Quebec, Geological Survey of Canada, paper 70-40, p.34-36.
Storey C.C. and Vos M.A. (1981) Industrial minerals of the Pembroke-Renfrew area, Ontario Geological Survey, Mineral Deposit Circular 22, pt.2, p.14.
Martin W. (1983) Industrial Minerals of the Algonquin Region, Ontario Geological Survey, Open File Report 5425, p.11, 84.
Steacy, H.R., Rose, E. R., Moyd, L. & Hogarth, D.D. (1982): Some classic Mineral Localities of Southeastern Ontario. Mineralogical Record 13: 197-203

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