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Beluga sapphire property, Kimmirut (Lake Harbour), Baffin Island, Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canadai
Regional Level Types
Beluga sapphire propertyProperty
Kimmirut (Lake Harbour)- not defined -
Baffin IslandIsland
Qikiqtaaluk RegionRegion
NunavutTerritory
CanadaCountry

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Key
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
62° North , 69° West (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~2km
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:


In 2002 gem-quality corundum (sapphire) was found 1.5 km to the southwest of Kimmirut.
The sapphire is hosted by calc-silicate lenses within the Paleoproterozoic Lake Harbour Marble unit.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


16 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Alphabetical List Tree Diagram

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Belley, P, et al. (2017) Origin Of Scapolite-Hosted Sapphire (Corundum) Near Kimmirut, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada The Canadian Mineralogist,55(4):669 http://dx.doi.org/10.3749/canmin.1700018; Lee Groat, Philippe Belley, Donald Lake, David Turner, Andrew Fagan (2018) Adding logic to luck: Recent advances in coloured gem exploration in Canada. in abstracts of the 22nd IMA Meeting Melbourne p 322
Albite var: Oligoclase
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Reference: Belley, P, et al. (2017) Origin Of Scapolite-Hosted Sapphire (Corundum) Near Kimmirut, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada The Canadian Mineralogist,55(4):669 http://dx.doi.org/10.3749/canmin.1700018; Lee Groat, Philippe Belley, Donald Lake, David Turner, Andrew Fagan (2018) Adding logic to luck: Recent advances in coloured gem exploration in Canada. in abstracts of the 22nd IMA Meeting Melbourne p 322
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: http://www.gia.edu/gemsandgemology/18578/22211/2278/back_issue_article_detail.cfm
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: http://www.gia.edu/gemsandgemology/18578/22211/2278/back_issue_article_detail.cfm
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: http://www.gia.edu/gemsandgemology/18578/22211/2278/back_issue_article_detail.cfm; Lee Groat, Philippe Belley, Donald Lake, David Turner, Andrew Fagan (2018) Adding logic to luck: Recent advances in coloured gem exploration in Canada. in abstracts of the 22nd IMA Meeting Melbourne p 322
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: http://www.gia.edu/gemsandgemology/18578/22211/2278/back_issue_article_detail.cfm
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Reference: http://www.gia.edu/gemsandgemology/18578/22211/2278/back_issue_article_detail.cfm
Corundum
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: http://www.gia.edu/gemsandgemology/18578/22211/2278/back_issue_article_detail.cfm; Lee Groat, Philippe Belley, Donald Lake, David Turner, Andrew Fagan (2018) Adding logic to luck: Recent advances in coloured gem exploration in Canada. in abstracts of the 22nd IMA Meeting Melbourne p 322
Corundum var: Sapphire
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: http://www.gia.edu/gemsandgemology/18578/22211/2278/back_issue_article_detail.cfm; Lee Groat, Philippe Belley, Donald Lake, David Turner, Andrew Fagan (2018) Adding logic to luck: Recent advances in coloured gem exploration in Canada. in abstracts of the 22nd IMA Meeting Melbourne p 322
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Belley, P, et al. (2017) Origin Of Scapolite-Hosted Sapphire (Corundum) Near Kimmirut, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada The Canadian Mineralogist,55(4):669 http://dx.doi.org/10.3749/canmin.1700018 ; Lee Groat, Philippe Belley, Donald Lake, David Turner, Andrew Fagan (2018) Adding logic to luck: Recent advances in coloured gem exploration in Canada. in abstracts of the 22nd IMA Meeting Melbourne p 322
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: http://www.gia.edu/gemsandgemology/18578/22211/2278/back_issue_article_detail.cfm
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Lee Groat, Philippe Belley, Donald Lake, David Turner, Andrew Fagan (2018) Adding logic to luck: Recent advances in coloured gem exploration in Canada. in abstracts of the 22nd IMA Meeting Melbourne p 322
Meionite
Formula: Ca4Al6Si6O24CO3
Reference: Belley, P, et al. (2017) Origin Of Scapolite-Hosted Sapphire (Corundum) Near Kimmirut, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada The Canadian Mineralogist,55(4):669 http://dx.doi.org/10.3749/canmin.1700018
'Monazite'
Reference: http://www.gia.edu/gemsandgemology/18578/22211/2278/back_issue_article_detail.cfm
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: http://www.gia.edu/gemsandgemology/18578/22211/2278/back_issue_article_detail.cfm Belley, P, et al. (2017) Origin Of Scapolite-Hosted Sapphire (Corundum) Near Kimmirut, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada The Canadian Mineralogist,55(4):669 http://dx.doi.org/10.3749/canmin.1700018 ; Lee Groat, Philippe Belley, Donald Lake, David Turner, Andrew Fagan (2018) Adding logic to luck: Recent advances in coloured gem exploration in Canada. in abstracts of the 22nd IMA Meeting Melbourne p 322
Nepheline
Formula: Na3K(Al4Si4O16)
Reference: http://www.gia.edu/gemsandgemology/18578/22211/2278/back_issue_article_detail.cfm; Lee Groat, Philippe Belley, Donald Lake, David Turner, Andrew Fagan (2018) Adding logic to luck: Recent advances in coloured gem exploration in Canada. in abstracts of the 22nd IMA Meeting Melbourne p 322
Oxy-dravite
Formula: Na(MgAl2)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3O
Reference: Belley, P, et al. (2017) Origin Of Scapolite-Hosted Sapphire (Corundum) Near Kimmirut, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada The Canadian Mineralogist,55(4):669 http://dx.doi.org/10.3749/canmin.1700018
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: http://www.gia.edu/gemsandgemology/18578/22211/2278/back_issue_article_detail.cfm Belley, P, et al. (2017) Origin Of Scapolite-Hosted Sapphire (Corundum) Near Kimmirut, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada The Canadian Mineralogist,55(4):669 http://dx.doi.org/10.3749/canmin.1700018 ; Lee Groat, Philippe Belley, Donald Lake, David Turner, Andrew Fagan (2018) Adding logic to luck: Recent advances in coloured gem exploration in Canada. in abstracts of the 22nd IMA Meeting Melbourne p 322
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: http://www.gia.edu/gemsandgemology/18578/22211/2278/back_issue_article_detail.cfm
Sanbornite ?
Formula: Ba2(Si4O10)
Reference: http://www.gia.edu/gemsandgemology/18578/22211/2278/back_issue_article_detail.cfm
'Scapolite'
Reference: http://www.gia.edu/gemsandgemology/18578/22211/2278/back_issue_article_detail.cfm; Lee Groat, Philippe Belley, Donald Lake, David Turner, Andrew Fagan (2018) Adding logic to luck: Recent advances in coloured gem exploration in Canada. in abstracts of the 22nd IMA Meeting Melbourne p 322
Thorianite
Formula: ThO2
Reference: http://www.gia.edu/gemsandgemology/18578/22211/2278/back_issue_article_detail.cfm
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: http://www.gia.edu/gemsandgemology/18578/22211/2278/back_issue_article_detail.cfm
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: http://www.gia.edu/gemsandgemology/18578/22211/2278/back_issue_article_detail.cfm
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: http://www.gia.edu/gemsandgemology/18578/22211/2278/back_issue_article_detail.cfm

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Corundum4.CB.05Al2O3
var: Sapphire4.CB.05Al2O3
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Thorianite4.DL.05ThO2
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
var: Oligoclase9.FA.35(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Meionite9.FB.15Ca4Al6Si6O24CO3
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Nepheline9.FA.05Na3K(Al4Si4O16)
Oxy-dravite9.CK.05Na(MgAl2)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3O
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sanbornite ?9.EF.10Ba2(Si4O10)
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Chlorite Group'-
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'K Feldspar'-
'Monazite'-
'Scapolite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Corundum4.3.1.1Al2O3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Thorianite5.1.1.2ThO2
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Sanbornite ?74.3.4.1Ba2(Si4O10)
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Al-Si Framework Feldspathoids and related species
Nepheline76.2.1.2Na3K(Al4Si4O16)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Albite
var: Oligoclase
-(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Chlorite Group'-
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
Corundum
var: Sapphire
-Al2O3
'K Feldspar'-
Meionite-Ca4Al6Si6O24CO3
'Monazite'-
Oxy-dravite-Na(MgAl2)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3O
'Scapolite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H Oxy-draviteNa(MgAl2)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3O
BBoron
B Oxy-draviteNa(MgAl2)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C GraphiteC
C MeioniteCa4Al6Si6O24CO3
OOxygen
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O RutileTiO2
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O ThorianiteThO2
O UraniniteUO2
O Corundum (var: Sapphire)Al2O3
O CorundumAl2O3
O MeioniteCa4Al6Si6O24CO3
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Oxy-draviteNa(MgAl2)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3O
O SanborniteBa2(Si4O10)
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
NaSodium
Na NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
Na MeioniteCa4Al6Si6O24CO3
Na Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na Oxy-draviteNa(MgAl2)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3O
MgMagnesium
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg Oxy-draviteNa(MgAl2)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3O
AlAluminium
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
Al Corundum (var: Sapphire)Al2O3
Al CorundumAl2O3
Al MeioniteCa4Al6Si6O24CO3
Al Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Oxy-draviteNa(MgAl2)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3O
SiSilicon
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si MeioniteCa4Al6Si6O24CO3
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Oxy-draviteNa(MgAl2)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3O
Si SanborniteBa2(Si4O10)
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S MeioniteCa4Al6Si6O24CO3
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Cl MeioniteCa4Al6Si6O24CO3
KPotassium
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca MeioniteCa4Al6Si6O24CO3
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
BaBarium
Ba SanborniteBa2(Si4O10)
ThThorium
Th ThorianiteThO2
UUranium
U UraniniteUO2

Geochronology

Mineralization age: Proterozoic : 1782.5 ± 3.7 Ma to ~1510 Ma

Important note: This table is based only on rock and mineral ages recorded on mindat.org for this locality and is not necessarily a complete representation of the geochronology, but does give an indication of possible mineralization events relevant to this locality. As more age information is added this table may expand in the future. A break in the table simply indicates a lack of data entered here, not necessarily a break in the geologic sequence. Grey background entries are from different, related, localities.

Geologic TimeRocks, Minerals and Events
Precambrian
 Proterozoic
  Mesoproterozoic
   Calymmian
ⓘ Muscovite (youngest age)~1510 Ma
  Paleoproterozoic
   Statherian
ⓘ Meionite1782.5 ± 3.7 Ma
ⓘ Oligoclase1782.5 ± 3.7 Ma
ⓘ Phlogopite1782.5 ± 3.7 Ma
ⓘ Muscovite (oldest age)1782.5 ± 3.7 Ma
ⓘ Calcite1782.5 ± 3.7 Ma
ⓘ Post Soper River Suture thermal & fluid activity. (latest age)~1785 MaKimmirut (Lake Harbour), Baffin Island, Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada
ⓘ Post Soper River Suture thermal & fluid activity. (earliest age)~1797 MaKimmirut (Lake Harbour), Baffin Island, Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada
   Orosirian
ⓘ Retrograde upper-amphibolite facies metamorphism (latest age)1813 ± 2 MaKimmirut (Lake Harbour), Baffin Island, Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada
ⓘ Retrograde upper-amphibolite facies metamorphism (earliest age)1820 ± 1 MaKimmirut (Lake Harbour), Baffin Island, Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada
ⓘ High-temperature thermal perturbation (latest age)~1829 MaKimmirut (Lake Harbour), Baffin Island, Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada
ⓘ High-temperature thermal perturbation (earliest age)~1833 MaKimmirut (Lake Harbour), Baffin Island, Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada
ⓘ Prograde granulite facies metamorphism (latest age)~1835 MaKimmirut (Lake Harbour), Baffin Island, Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada
ⓘ Narsajaq oceanic arc accreted to Meta Incognita (latest age)1843 ± 4 MaKimmirut (Lake Harbour), Baffin Island, Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada
ⓘ Narsajaq oceanic arc accreted to Meta Incognita (earliest age)1845 ± 2 MaKimmirut (Lake Harbour), Baffin Island, Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada
ⓘ Cumberland batholith emplacement (latest age)1848 ± 2 MaKimmirut (Lake Harbour), Baffin Island, Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada
ⓘ Prograde granulite facies metamorphism (earliest age)~1849 MaKimmirut (Lake Harbour), Baffin Island, Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada
ⓘ Cumberland batholith emplacement (earliest age)1866 ± 3 MaKimmirut (Lake Harbour), Baffin Island, Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada
ⓘ Latest possible age for LHG sediment deposition~1930 MaKimmirut (Lake Harbour), Baffin Island, Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada

References

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Belley, P. et al. (2017) Origin Of Scapolite-Hosted Sapphire (Corundum) Near Kimmirut, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada. The Canadian Mineralogist, 55(4), 669-699.
Groat, Lee, Belley, Philippe, Lake, Donald, Turner, David, Fagan Andrew (2018) Adding logic to luck: Recent advances in coloured gem exploration in Canada. Abstracts of the 22nd IMA Meeting Melbourne, 322.

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