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National Gypsum Company quarries, Dingwall, Victoria Co., Nova Scotia, Canadai
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National Gypsum Company quarriesGroup of Quarries
Dingwall- not defined -
Victoria Co.County
Nova ScotiaProvince
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
46° 53' 36'' North , 60° 29' 2'' West
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Locality type:
Group of Quarries


Abandoned gypsum mine located on the North end of Cape Breton Island. The deposit was last worked in 1955.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: Sabina (1965)
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Sabina, A.P. (1965) Rocks and Minerals for the Collector - Northeastern Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, and Prince Edward Island. Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 65-10.
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Reference: Sabina (1965)
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Nova Scotia. Dept. of Mines and Energy, Nova Scotia. Dept. of Mines 1950
Howlite
Formula: Ca2B5SiO9(OH)5
Reference: Papezik, V.S., Fong, C.C.K. (1975) Howlite and Ulexite from Carboniferous Gypsum and Anhydrite Beds in Western Newfoundland. Canadian Mineralogist: 13: 370-376.
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: Goodman, N.R., "Gypsum in Nova Scotia and its Associated Minerals", The Geology of Canadian Industrial Mineral Deposits, Canadian Institute of Mining and Met., pp. 110-114, 1957.
Ulexite
Formula: NaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
Reference: Sabina (1965)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 6 - Borates
Howlite6.CB.20Ca2B5SiO9(OH)5
Ulexite6.EA.25NaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anhydrite7.AD.30CaSO4
Celestine7.AD.35SrSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 25 - ANHYDROUS BORATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Triborates
Howlite25.3.5.1Ca2B5SiO9(OH)5
Group 26 - HYDRATED BORATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Pentaborates
Ulexite26.5.11.1NaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Celestine28.3.1.2SrSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H HowliteCa2B5SiO9(OH)5
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
BBoron
B HowliteCa2B5SiO9(OH)5
B UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O HowliteCa2B5SiO9(OH)5
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O CelestineSrSO4
O UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
NaSodium
Na UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
SiSilicon
Si HowliteCa2B5SiO9(OH)5
SSulfur
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S CelestineSrSO4
S SulphurS8
CaCalcium
Ca HowliteCa2B5SiO9(OH)5
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
SrStrontium
Sr CelestineSrSO4

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Sabina, A.P. (1965) Rocks & minerals for the collector; Northeastern Nova Scotia, Cape Breton & Prince Edward Island. Geological Survey of Canada Paper 65-10: 24. (reprinted in 1973)
Goodman, N.R. (1952) Gypsum and Anhydrite in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Department of Mines, Memoir No. 1, 77 pp.

External Links

http://ngc-heritage.com/op-novascotia.htm - National Gypsum Company heritage page.

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