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 Nova Scotia Minerals: Covellitespacer

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COVELLITE

CuS
Copper Sulfide


Turner Tin Prospect (New Ross), Lunenburg County
UTM (NAD27)
Zone 20
 Northing 4960150 / 4959950
 Easting 385160 / 385190
Details:
 The Turner Sn prospect is located along both sides of the east branch of Gold River at Mill Road, Lunenburg County. The prospect is accessible by trail from Mill Road (O'Reilly et al. 1982).
References:
 NSMOD #A16-012
Further Info:
 Mineralization: Within the greisen, mineralization is disseminated in patches of phengite and quartz and/or associated with narrow, oxidized, iron-rich veins. Minerals identified include: arsenopyrite, pyrite, sphalerite, chalcopyrite, stannite, wittichenite, cassiterite and covelite. Digenite resulted from the alteration of chalcopyrite and sphalerite. High scintillometer readings were recorded from the Discovery vein, the mineral was assumed to be torbernite or metatorbenite (Ellsworth, 1950). The presence of autenite was suggested by the existence of a green fluorescing mineral in radioactive patches (O'Reilly, 1982).
Other Minerals:
 arsenopyrite, wittichenite, autunite, cassiterite, chalcopyrite, pyrite, sphalerite, stannite, torbernite

Location
UTM (NAD27)
Zone 20
 Northing 0000000
 Easting 000000
Details:
 Description
References:
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Further Info:
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Other Minerals:
 Add'l Mineralization




 

 Cleavage: perfect in one direction forming thin sheets

 Colour: blue, tarnishing to purple or black, with yellow and red

 Fracture: flaky

 Hardness: 1.5 - 2

 Luster: metallic

 Streak: gray to black

 Possible Useage: copper ore, mineral specimen

 More Info: Mineral Gallery, Mineralogy Database

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