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Strathcona Mine, Levack Township, Sudbury District, Ontario, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 38' North , 81° 23' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.63333,-81.38333
Other regions containing this locality:Sudbury Complex (Sudbury irruptive; Sudbury nickel irruptive), Sudbury District, Ontario, Canada

A nickel mine located in Levack Township. Ore is in the Sudbury nickel irruptive. Workings are deeper than 3,000 feet (> 1,000 meters).

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70 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.


Geologic TimeRocks, Minerals and Events
ⓘ Sudbury impact1850 ± 3 MaSudbury Complex (Sudbury irruptive; Sudbury nickel irruptive), Sudbury District, Ontario, Canada

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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1600 - 2500 Ma
Sudbury Igneous Complex (1850 Ma)

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Comments: Southern and Superior Province

Lithology: Granophyre

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]

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Localities in this Region


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Naldrett, A.J. and Kullerud, G. (1967) A study of the Strathcona mine and its bearing on the origin of the nickel-copper ores of the Sudbury district, Ontario. Journal of Petrology: 8: 453-531.

Chyl, L.L. and Crocket, J.H. (1976) Partition of platinum, palladium, iridium, and gold among coexisting minerals from the deep ore zone, Strathcona mine, Sudbury, Ontario. Economic Geology: 71: 1196-1205.

Abel, M.K., Buchan, R., Coats, C.J.A., and Penstone, M.E. (1979) Copper mineralization in the footwall complex, Stratcona mine, Sudbury, Ontario. Canadian Mineralogist: 17: 275-285.

Springer, G. (1989) Chlorine-bearing minerals and other uncommon minerals in the Strathcona deep copper zone, Sudbury District, Ontario. Canadian Mineralogist 27, 311-313.

Li, C. & Naldrett, A.J. (1993) Platinum-group minerals from the Deep Copper zone of the Strathcona deposit, Sudbury, Ontario. Canadian Mineralogist: 31: 31-44.

Li, Chusi, Naldrett, A.J., Rucklidge, J.C., and Kilius, L.R. (1993) Concentrations of platinum-group elements and gold in sulfides from the Strathcona deposit, Sudbury, Ontario. Canadian Mineralogist: 31: 523-531.

Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I. M. & Douma, S L. (2003) Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE ore mineralogy compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI). Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787.

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