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Mafic minerals

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From magnesium and ferric.
A petrological term for dark, rock-forming minerals rich in magnesium and/or iron.

These include olivine, pyroxene, amphibole and biotite.



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- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Canada
 
  • British Columbia
    • Alberni Mining Division
      • Vancouver Island
Minfile Database (2017)
  • Québec
    • Nord-du-Québec
      • Chibougamau mining district
Côté-Mantha, O., Daigneault, R., Gaboury, D., Chartrand, F., & Pilote, P. (2012). Geology, Alteration, and Origin of Archean Au-Ag-Cu Mineralization Associated with the Synvolcanic Chibougamau Pluton: The Brosman Prospect, Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Canada. Economic Geology, 107(5), 909-934.
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