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 Nova Scotia Minerals: Pyrrhotitespacer

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PYRRHOTITE

Fe1-xS (x=0 to x=0.2)
Iron 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:
 galena, tridymite, tourmaline, fluorite, azurite, cerussite, ilmenite, djurleite, digenite, chalcopyrite, sphalerite, pyrite, bornite, chalcocite malachite, meneghinite, pyromorphite

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, germanite, renierite, galena, chalcopyrite, graphite

 

Pine Brook Zn, Mg, Inverness County
UTM (NAD27)
Zone 20
 Northing 5207850
 Easting 684400
Details:

 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.

References:
 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, brucite, pyrite

 

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: none, strong parting tendency

 Colour: bronze

 Fracture: 3.5-4.5

 Hardness: 3.5-4.5

 Luster: metallic

 Streak: grey-black

 Possible Useage: mineral specimen, ore of sulfur and iron

 More Info: Mineral Gallery, Mineralogy Database

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