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Pyrite from
Nanisivik Mine, Nanisivik, Baffin Island, Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Pyrite
Formula:FeS2
Comments:Much of the pyrite pseudomorphs marcasite and started in epitaxi on the marcasite before replacing it. This yields bizarre and unique habits
Habit:Quite variable and quite unique, forms present: cube, octo, dodec, trapezohedron, pyritohedron.
Colour:yellow
Luminescent properties:none
Quality for species:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Abundance at site:Common
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Symons, D.T.A., Symons, T.B., and Sangster, T.F. (2000): Mineralium Deposita 35, 672-682.; Dennis C. Arne, L. W. Curtis, S. A. Kissin (1991) Internal zonation in a carbonate-hosted Zn-Pb-Ag deposit, Nanisivik, Baffin Island, Canada. Economic Geology ; 86 (4): 699–717.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Calcite32 photos of Pyrite associated with Calcite at this locality.
Dolomite21 photos of Pyrite associated with Dolomite at this locality.
Sphalerite21 photos of Pyrite associated with Sphalerite at this locality.
Marcasite11 photos of Pyrite associated with Marcasite at this locality.
Quartz8 photos of Pyrite associated with Quartz at this locality.
Siegenite2 photos of Pyrite associated with Siegenite at this locality.
Pyrrhotite2 photos of Pyrite associated with Pyrrhotite at this locality.
Gypsum1 photo of Pyrite associated with Gypsum at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Pyrite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Nanisivik Mine, Nanisivik, Baffin Island, Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada
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Localities for Pyrite in this Region
Area 29 North, Main Level, Nanisivik Mine, Nanisivik, Baffin Island, Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada
 
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