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Prince mine, Point Aconi, Sydney coalfield, Cape Breton Co., Nova Scotia, Canadai
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Prince mineMine
Point Aconi- not defined -
Sydney coalfieldCoal Field
Cape Breton Co.County
Nova ScotiaProvince
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
46° 19' 5'' North , 60° 18' 21'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Sydney Mines7,312 (2010)11.3km
Sydney105,968 (2016)22.5km
Glace Bay19,968 (2008)30.0km


A coal mine in the Stubbart coal seam.

Mining began in 1975 and continued until 2001. When it closed, it was Nova Scotia's last underground coal mine, after more than 280 years.

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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


8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aluminocopiapite
Formula: Al2/3Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Reference: E.L. Zodrow and K. McCandlish, "Hydrated Sulfates in the Sydney Coalfield, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia," Canadian Mineralogist, vol. 16, pt. 1, pp. 17-22, 1978.
Copiapite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Reference: Zodrow, E.L. (1980) Hydrated Sulfates from Sydney Coalfield, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada: The Copiapite Group. American Mineralogist: 65: 961-967.
Fibroferrite
Formula: Fe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
Reference: E.L. Zodrow and K. McCandlish, "Hydrated Sulfates in the Sydney Coalfield, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia," Canadian Mineralogist, vol. 16, pt. 1, pp. 17-22, 1978.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Zodrow, E.L., Wiltshire, J. and McCandlish, K. (1979) Hydrated Sulfates in the Sydney Coalfield, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. II. Pyrite and its Alteration Products. Canadian Mineralogist: 17: 63-70.
Magnesiocopiapite
Formula: MgFe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Reference: Zodrow, E.L. (1980) Hydrated Sulfates from Sydney Coalfield, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada: The Copiapite Group. American Mineralogist: 65: 961-967.
Melanterite
Formula: Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Reference: Erwin L. Zodrow and Keith McCandlish, "Hydrated Sulfates in the Sydney Coalfiled, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia", Canadian Mineralogist, vol. 16, pp.17-22, 1978.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Erwin L. Zodrow and Keith McCandlish, "Hydrated Sulfates in the Sydney Coalfiled, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia", Canadian Mineralogist, vol. 16, pp.17-22, 1978.
Rozenite
Formula: FeSO4 · 4H2O
Reference: Erwin L. Zodrow and Keith McCandlish, "Hydrated Sulfates in the Sydney Coalfiled, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia", Canadian Mineralogist, vol. 16, pp.17-22, 1978.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Aluminocopiapite7.DB.35Al2/3Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Copiapite7.DB.35Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Fibroferrite7.DC.15Fe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Magnesiocopiapite7.DB.35MgFe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Melanterite7.CB.35Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Rozenite7.CB.15FeSO4 · 4H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Melanterite29.6.10.1Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Rozenite29.6.6.1FeSO4 · 4H2O
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Fibroferrite31.9.12.1Fe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
Miscellaneous
Aluminocopiapite31.10.5.7Al2/3Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Copiapite31.10.5.1Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Magnesiocopiapite31.10.5.2MgFe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
H RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
H MagnesiocopiapiteMgFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
H CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
H AluminocopiapiteAl2/3Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
H FibroferriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
OOxygen
O MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
O RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
O MagnesiocopiapiteMgFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
O CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
O AluminocopiapiteAl2/3Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
O FibroferriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg MagnesiocopiapiteMgFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Mg AluminocopiapiteAl2/3Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
AlAluminium
Al AluminocopiapiteAl2/3Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
S RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
S MagnesiocopiapiteMgFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
S CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
S AluminocopiapiteAl2/3Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
S FibroferriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Fe RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
Fe MagnesiocopiapiteMgFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Fe CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Fe AluminocopiapiteAl2/3Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Fe FibroferriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Zodrow, E.L., McCandlish, K. (1978) Hydrated Sulfates in the Sydney Coalfiled, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Canadian Mineralogist: 16: 17-22.
Zodrow, E.L., Wiltshire, J. and McCandlish, K. (1979) Hydrated Sulfates in the Sydney Coalfield, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. II. Pyrite and its Alteration Products. Canadian Mineralogist: 17: 63-70.
Zodrow, E.L. (1980) Hydrated Sulfates from Sydney Coalfield, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada: The Copiapite Group. American Mineralogist: 65: 961-967.
The Nova Scotia Abandoned Mine Openings Database

External Links

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2001/11/21/mining011121.html [CBC - Cape Breton's last underground coal mine closing]

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