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 Nova Scotia Minerals: Brucitespacer

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Magnesium Hydroxide

Pine Brook Zn, Mg, Inverness County
Zone 20
 Northing 5207850
 Easting 684400

 The occurrence is located along the south bank of Pine Brook, approximately 750 m west of the junction of Pine Brook and Meat Cove Brook.

 NSMOD #N02-003
Further Info:

 Disseminated sphalerite mineralization (up to 15%) occurs within a xenolith of altered marble exposed along Pine Brook. The marble exhibits a similar magnesian alteration (brucite, antigorite and talc) to that exposed at the Meat Cove Zn Deposit located approximately 1500 m west of the Pine Brook Occurrence.

Other Minerals:
 sphalerite, pyrite, pyrrhotite


 Cleavage: basal, perfect in one direction

 Colour: white or colorless with shades of gray, blue and green

 Fracture: uneven

 Hardness: 2 - 2.5

 Luster: vitreous or waxy; cleavage surfaces have a pearly luster

 Streak: white

 Possible Useage: metallic magnesium, magnesia, refractory additive

 More Info: Mineral Gallery, Mineralogy Database