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Scotch Lake quarry (George's River quarry; Dominion Coal and Steel Company quarry; Dominion Iron and Steel Company quarry), Scotch Lake, Cape Breton Co., Nova Scotia, Canadai
Regional Level Types
Scotch Lake quarry (George's River quarry; Dominion Coal and Steel Company quarry; Dominion Iron and Steel Company quarry)Quarry
Scotch LakeLake
Cape Breton Co.County
Nova ScotiaProvince
CanadaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
46° 11' 5'' North , 60° 22' 16'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Sydney Mines7,312 (2010)13.1km
Sydney105,968 (2016)15.5km
Glace Bay19,968 (2008)31.9km
Eskasoni 32,120 (2019)32.6km


The quarry began in 1899 and was operated until 1951. It was worked for dolomite, used as flux at the nearby steel plant. Operated by the Dominion Iron and Steel Company.

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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


12 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Reference: Collected by Don Doell, Terry Collett and Ronnie Van Dommelen and analysed by Doell.
'Apophyllite'
Reference: Collected by Don Doell, Terry Collett and Ronnie Van Dommelen and analysed by Doell.
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: Don Doell Collection
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Description: Museum catalog number 967GM0193.026. Unknown method of identification, though a slice has been removed from the side of the specimen.
Reference: Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History Collection
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Sabina, A.P. (1965) Rocks & minerals for the collector; Northeastern Nova Scotia, Cape Breton & Prince Edward Island. Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 65-10.
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Sabina, A.P. (1965) Rocks & minerals for the collector; Northeastern Nova Scotia, Cape Breton & Prince Edward Island. Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 65-10
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Sabina, A.P. (1965) Rocks & minerals for the collector; Northeastern Nova Scotia, Cape Breton & Prince Edward Island. Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 65-10
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Sabina, A.P. (1965) Rocks & minerals for the collector; Northeastern Nova Scotia, Cape Breton & Prince Edward Island. Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 65-10
Pectolite
Formula: NaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Reference: Collected by Don Doell, Terry Collett and Ronnie Van Dommelen and analysed by Doell.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Sabina, A.P. (1965) Rocks & minerals for the collector; Northeastern Nova Scotia, Cape Breton & Prince Edward Island. Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 65-10
Pyroaurite
Formula: Mg6Fe3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
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.
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Sabina, A.P. (1965) Rocks & minerals for the collector; Northeastern Nova Scotia, Cape Breton & Prince Edward Island. Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 65-10: p. 28.
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Sabina, A.P. (1965) Rocks & minerals for the collector; Northeastern Nova Scotia, Cape Breton & Prince Edward Island. Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 65-10
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Sabina, A.P. (1965) Rocks & minerals for the collector; Northeastern Nova Scotia, Cape Breton & Prince Edward Island. Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 65-10

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Pyroaurite5.DA.50Mg6Fe3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Celestine7.AD.35SrSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Pectolite9.DG.05NaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Apophyllite'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

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 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16b - HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Pyroaurite16b.6.2.3Mg6Fe3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Celestine28.3.1.2SrSO4
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=3
Pectolite65.2.1.4aNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Apophyllite'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H PyroauriteMg6Fe23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
H PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C GraphiteC
C PyroauriteMg6Fe23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O HematiteFe2O3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O PyroauriteMg6Fe23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O CelestineSrSO4
O Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
O PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FFluorine
F Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
NaSodium
Na PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg PyroauriteMg6Fe23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
AlAluminium
Al Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
SiSilicon
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Si PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S CelestineSrSO4
ClChlorine
Cl Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
TiTitanium
Ti Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyroauriteMg6Fe23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
NiNickel
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
ZnZinc
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
SrStrontium
Sr CelestineSrSO4

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