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Christopher Mine (Columbus Mine), Coleman Township, Cobalt area, Cobalt-Gowganda region, Timiskaming District, Ontario, Canadai
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
47° 21' 20'' North , 79° 38' 54'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Temiskaming Shores10,442 (2010)16.1km
Ville-Marie2,831 (2016)16.4km
Saint-Bruno-de-Guigues2,928 (2016)20.4km


A silver mine.
HISTORY OF OWNERSHIP:
1906 Columbus Cobalt Silver Co. Ltd.
1937 Leased to W.E, McCready.
1937 Leased to Lapa Cadillac Gold Mines
1950 Christopher Silver Mines Ltd.
1954 Cobalt Consolidated Mining Corp. Ltd.
1960 Agnico Mines Ltd.

Regions containing this locality

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


29 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Description: also a red yttrium silicate was found as grains 1/8 inch in calcite
Reference: geological survey of canada paper 73-13
Arsenolite
Formula: As2O3
Reference: Trail,R.J. 1980, Catalogue of Canadian Minerals, GSC Paper 80-18
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Petruk (1971): The Silver-Arsenide Deposits of the Cobalt-Gowganda Region, Ontario. Can. Mineral. 11, 213; Can Mineral December 1971 v. 11 no. 1 p. 108-139
'Axinite Group'
Description: also a red yttrium silicate was found as grains 1/8 inch in calcite
Reference: geological survey of canada paper 73-13
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Description: also a red yttrium silicate was found as grains 1/8 inch in calcite
Reference: geological survey of canada paper 73-13
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Can Mineral December 1971 v. 11 no. 1 p. 108-139
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Can Mineral December 1971 v. 11 no. 1 p. 108-139
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Petruk (1971): The Silver-Arsenide Deposits of the Cobalt-Gowganda Region, Ontario. Can. Mineral. 11, 207; Can Mineral December 1971 v. 11 no. 1 p. 108-139
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Can Mineral December 1971 v. 11 no. 1 p. 108-139
Cobaltite
Formula: CoAsS
Description: also a red yttrium silicate was found as grains 1/8 inch in calcite
Reference: Dana 7:I:298.; geological survey of canada paper 73-13; Petruk (1971): The Silver-Arsenide Deposits of the Cobalt-Gowganda Region, Ontario. Can. Mineral. 11, 213
Cosalite
Formula: Pb2Bi2S5
Reference: University of Toronto Studies, Geological Series, Contributions to Mineralogy, No.12, 1921, Cosalite from Ontario, by T.L.Walker pg5-10
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Petruk (1971): The Silver-Arsenide Deposits of the Cobalt-Gowganda Region, Ontario. Can. Mineral. 11, 207; Can Mineral December 1971 v. 11 no. 1 p. 108-139
Djurleite
Formula: Cu31S16
Reference: Can Mineral December 1971 v. 11 no. 1 p. 108-139
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Description: also a red yttrium silicate was found as grains 1/8 inch in calcite
Reference: geological survey of canada paper 73-13
Erythrite
Formula: Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 82:402-407
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: Can Mineral December 1971 v. 11 no. 1 p. 108-139
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Petruk (1971): The Silver-Arsenide Deposits of the Cobalt-Gowganda Region, Ontario. Can. Mineral. 11, 215; Can Mineral December 1971 v. 11 no. 1 p. 108-139
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Can Mineral December 1971 v. 11 no. 1 p. 108-139
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Can Mineral December 1971 v. 11 no. 1 p. 108-139
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Can Mineral December 1971 v. 11 no. 1 p. 108-139
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Can Mineral December 1971 v. 11 no. 1 p. 108-139
'Mica Group'
Reference: Can Mineral December 1971 v. 11 no. 1 p. 108-139
Nickeline
Formula: NiAs
Reference: Can Mineral December 1971 v. 11 no. 1 p. 108-139
Proustite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Reference: Petruk (1971): The Silver-Arsenide Deposits of the Cobalt-Gowganda Region, Ontario. Can. Mineral. 11, 213
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: [www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com]
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Can Mineral December 1971 v. 11 no. 1 p. 108-139
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Can Mineral December 1971 v. 11 no. 1 p. 108-139
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Can Mineral December 1971 v. 11 no. 1 p. 108-139
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Can Mineral December 1971 v. 11 no. 1 p. 108-139
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Petruk (1971): The Silver-Arsenide Deposits of the Cobalt-Gowganda Region, Ontario. Can. Mineral. 11, 213
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Can Mineral December 1971 v. 11 no. 1 p. 108-139
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Petruk (1971): The Silver-Arsenide Deposits of the Cobalt-Gowganda Region, Ontario. Can. Mineral. 11, 213; Can Mineral December 1971 v. 11 no. 1 p. 108-139
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Reference: Petruk (1971): The Silver-Arsenide Deposits of the Cobalt-Gowganda Region, Ontario. Can. Mineral. 11, 202; Petruk (1971): The Silver-Arsenide Deposits of the Cobalt-Gowganda Region, Ontario. Can. Mineral. 11, 207
Xanthoconite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Reference: Petruk (1971): The Silver-Arsenide Deposits of the Cobalt-Gowganda Region, Ontario. Can. Mineral. 11, 213

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Bismuth1.CA.05Bi
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cobaltite2.EB.25CoAsS
Cosalite2.JB.10Pb2Bi2S5
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Djurleite2.BA.05Cu31S16
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Nickeline2.CC.05NiAs
Proustite2.GA.05Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Xanthoconite2.GA.10Ag3AsS3
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Arsenolite4.CB.50As2O3
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Erythrite8.CE.40Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Axinite Group'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Mica Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Semi-metals and non-metals
Bismuth1.3.1.4Bi
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Djurleite2.4.7.2Cu31S16
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Nickeline2.8.11.1NiAs
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Cobaltite2.12.3.1CoAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
ø = 3
Proustite3.4.1.1Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
Xanthoconite3.4.2.1Ag3AsS3
2.5 < ø < 3
Cosalite3.5.9.1Pb2Bi2S5
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Arsenolite4.3.9.1As2O3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Erythrite40.3.6.3Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Axinite Group'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Mica Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
CCarbon
C GraphiteC
C CalciteCaCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O RutileTiO2
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O SideriteFeCO3
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O ArsenoliteAs2O3
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
AlAluminium
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S GalenaPbS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S CovelliteCuS
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S ProustiteAg3AsS3
S TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
S XanthoconiteAg3AsS3
S DjurleiteCu31S16
S CobaltiteCoAsS
S CosalitePb2Bi2S5
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
CoCobalt
Co CobaltiteCoAsS
Co ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
NiNickel
Ni NickelineNiAs
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Cu DjurleiteCu31S16
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As NickelineNiAs
As ProustiteAg3AsS3
As XanthoconiteAg3AsS3
As CobaltiteCoAsS
As ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As ArsenoliteAs2O3
AgSilver
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Ag SilverAg
Ag ProustiteAg3AsS3
Ag XanthoconiteAg3AsS3
SbAntimony
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Sb TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb CosalitePb2Bi2S5
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthBi
Bi CosalitePb2Bi2S5

References

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Ontario Dept. of Mines, 1968, MRC No.10, Silver Cobalt Calcite Vein Deposits of Ontario, by A.O.Sergiades
Rocks & Minerals:58:285
Dana 7:I:298.
Mason, J. (1959) Geology of the Christopher Silver Mine. Canadian Mining Journal Vol 80 Nov. pp 71-77


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