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 Nova Scotia Minerals: Galenaspacer

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GALENA

PbS
Lead Sulfide

Dunbrack Pb, Cu, Zn, Ag Mine, Halifax County
UTM (NAD27)
Zone 20
 Northing 4962571
 Easting 484916
Details:
 The Dunbrack Pb, Cu, Zn, Ag Mine (really only a development prospect by modern mining standards) consists of two shafts found a few kilometers north of the village of Musquodoboit Harbour, Halifax County.
References:
 NSMOD #D14-009
Further Info:
 extensive information & references available in the Mineral Database
Other Minerals:
 tridymite, tourmaline, fluorite, azurite, pyrrhotite, cerussite, ilmenite, djurleite, digenite, chalcopyrite, sphalerite, pyrite, bornite, chalcocite malachite, meneghinite, pyromorphite

Gays River Pb, Zn, Fe, Cu, Halifax County
UTM (NAD27)
Zone 20
 Northing 4986070 / 4985320 / 4986030
 Easting 470980 / 471470 / 472880
Details:
 Mineralization was first reported in the area by Dawson and Howe in 1868. Dawson reported the samples examined by him contained considerable proportions of silver. The Gays River deposit is a Mississippi Valley Type deposit located in Mississipain age Windsor carbonates.
References:
  NSMOD #E03-009
Further Info:
 Messervey, J. P., 1929: Lead and zinc in Nova Scotia; Department of Public Works and Mines, Pamphlet 15
Other Minerals:
 barite, bitumen, chalcopyrite, fluorite, galena, marcasite, pyrite, sphalerite


Meat Cove Zn Deposit, Inverness County
UTM (NAD27)
Zone 20
 Northing 5208730 / 5208360 / 5208160
 Easting 682840 / 683150 / 683150
Details:

 The Mine Road leads south from the Meat Cove-Lowland Cove Road, approximately 3.2 km west of the village of Meat Cove (200 m west of the juncture of the road with French Brook). The Northwest Zone is exposed along a brook valley, a short distance west of the Mine Road, approximately 600 m south of the juncture of the Mine Road with the Meat Cove-Lowland Cove Road. Coordinates 2: Adit Zone The adit is located along the Mine Road, approximately 500 m southeast of the Northwest Zone. It was driven on a steep east dipping slope, along the south side of a tributary of French Brook. The discovery outcrop is located along this tributary, approximately 70 m northeast of the adit portal. Coordinates 3: South Trench Zone Two large trenches are found on top of the hill, approximately 200-300 m south of the Adit Portal.

References:
  NSMOD #N02-002
Further Info:

 The Meat Cove Deposit is primarily a Zn deposit in which sphalerite is the dominant sulphide mineral. The sphalerite occurs as coarse grained massive crystalline aggregates, as disseminations, as bands and as veins. Chatterjee (1979) reported that sphalerite commonly replaces brucite, antigorite and pyrite. He also noted that the most significant Zn-mineralization occurs as a replacement of forsterite bearing units within the magnesian alteration zone. Other minerals reported to occur within the deposit include pyrite, pyrrhotite, chalcopyrite, galena, graphite, fluorite, arsenopyrite, stannite, germanite and renierite. Pyrite, which is the second most common sulphide mineral, occurs as independent crystals and aggregate masses.

Other Minerals:
 sphalerite, fluorite, arsenopyrite, marcasite, stannite, braunite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, germanite, renierite, chalcopyrite, graphite



 

 Cleavage: perfect in four direction forming cubes

 Colour: lead to silver gray sometimes with a bluish tint

 Fracture: uneven, rarely seen because of the perfect cleavage

 Hardness: 2.5+

 Luster: metallic to dull

 Streak: lead grey

 Possible Useage: lead and silver ore

 More Info: Mineral Gallery, Mineralogy Database

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